Samantha is a flutist, vocalist and teaching artist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Cornish College of the Arts. During her time at Cornish, Samantha focused her studies on contemporary music and chamber ensemble performance. Samantha began playing the piano when she was 5 years old. Shortly thereafter she joined her school's choir and then at age 10, she picked up the flute. Growing up, Samantha could always be found in rehearsal for school pit orchestras, Bel Canto Girls Choir, and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony. In her studio Samantha teaches flute, piano, ear training and music theory. In addition to teaching in her studio, Samantha works with community organizations to develop workshops and residencies and is a Teaching Artist with ...
Staedtische Akademie fuer Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany, 1981-1983, Artist Diploma (Flute). Study of Flute with Roland Russ. University of British-Columbia, School of Music, 1983 -- 1987, B.Mus. (flute). Major in flute-performance and chamber music with Paul Douglas. University of British-Columbia, School of Music, 1987 -- 1989, M.Mus. (flute).Major in flute-performance and chamber music with Paul Douglas. Private lessons with Marcel Moyse, Louis Moyse. Participant in master classes given by Marcel Moyse, Louis Moyse, Robert Aitken,Poul Birkelund. Experience: Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, assistant principal, 1986 -- 1987 Seattle Creative Orchestra, principal flute, 1996 - 2001 Chamber-music: Duo Liebetanz-Kolb, touring Europe and North-America since 1991 Duo Cantico, ...
A woodwind player since age 10, Thomas has experience as a performer and teacher. His previous education has included methodology classes on teaching specific instruments, and he is available to teach beginning flute lessons.
Passionate about composition, conducting, and education, Thomas hopes to bridge the gap between ensembles and the audience by creating and presenting music that is fun, approachable, and sophisticated, all while crossing between genres and artistic disciplines. His concerts include Emerge & Ascend, a benefit concert featuring a 70-piece orchestra that raised $1,500 for the Ronald McDonald House while presenting new music. His Junior Composition Recital sought to showcase an eclectic array of styles and ensembles, from a plainchant-inspired brass quintet to a funk big band chart. His Senior Composition Recital used a 45-piece orchestra, drawing inspiration from Dr. Seuss stories for one piece and featuring a tap dancer on another. Fueled by his love of music, film, art, and video games, ...
Colleen has been teaching students of all ages since she was 15.
Colleen enjoys teaching music fundamentals and instrument fundamentals in an enthusiastic way that excites students and encourages them to use their art to express themselves and learn about themselves.
You're never too old to let music into your life! From advanced works of Prokofiev to how to create your first sound on the flute, Colleen can help you achieve your musical goals at any skill level.
After an illustrious childhood in the performing arts, Colleen was awarded the Excellence in Performance Scholarship to attend the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music where she performed as principal flutist with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, as well as in chamber ensembles and Pacific Flute Choir. She also plays trumpet and was principal of the University Concert Band, marched and toured nationally with the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps, and continued at Mandarins through 2008 as a brass instructor. Colleen also performed as an actor, dancer, and playwright for the Pacific theatre arts department, earning an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Nomination, the William Wollack Playwriting Award, had her plays performed, and spent a summer at the Kennedy Center Summer ...
Alex has been playing the flute for 11 years. He currently attends the University of Washington, where he studies with Dr. Donna Shin. He plays with the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and chamber music programs, and has held positions in the Bay View Music Festival Flute Quartet and Wind Quintet over the past two summers, as well as the Bay View Pops Orchestra and Pit Orchestra. This is his final year at the University of Washington.
I'm a highly experienced and enthusiastic teacher who loves working with students of all ages and sharing with them my passion for music. My experience teaching in multiple countries has given me a deep understanding of a diverse range of techniques to reach my students. I graduated from London College of Music with a Bachelor of Music Performance. I have had the opportunity to perform in various wind ensembles and big bands, which has given me an appreciation for live music performances. I am eager to share these experiences, tips and techniques in a friendly manner with my students.
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