Flute is a joy to play, for those simply looking for a hobby, and for more focused study.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
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As a professional musician, I have played in various ensembles including orchestras, opera companies, wind ensembles, chamber groups, musicals and more. The Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra (BCCO), presenting 3-5 concerts a year, has been my orchestral home since 2013 and I have had the privilege of playing principal oboe with them all throughout.
As a music educator I have years of experience teaching privately and in classrooms, for individuals and groups. I craft lessons to the needs and interests of each student, to ensure they are getting the most out of our time together. Many of my students enjoy, for example, video game and TV show music - so, these pieces are some of the repertoire we'll work on together. My goals as a teacher are to instill proper playing technique, guide how to
shape the music, establish good practice habits, and above all find ways to connect students with the music they're studying. At the end of the day, we play music because it's fun!
Degrees: Master's in Music Performance, NYU Bachelor's in Music Education, The College of New Jersey
*** Equipment *** Students should own/rent their instrument, assigned methods book(s)/sheet music, reeds, reed soaking container (for oboe), a music stand, neck strap (saxes)
*** Specialties *** Beginner to advanced students, note reading, phrase shaping, aural skills through "repeat after me" and playing together.
I have over 14 years of experience in teaching flute and piano to students of all ages and levels. My goal as a flute teacher is to give each student a very well rounded and thorough understanding of the instrument. Lessons will be tailored to each student and will include the following: knowledge of instrument care/maintenance, tone production, technique (scales, etudes, etc), musicality, music theory, and a variety of repertoire from classical to pop.
*** If you would like to purchase lessons with me and don’t see a time that works for you, feel free to send me a message so I can add you to my wait list. My schedule tends to change often, so I will try to accommodate anyone that is dedicated and serious about taking lessons.
***I can currently only accommodate weekly lessons. Requests for lessons that occur other week will not be accepted.
My interest in music began at the age of seven when I began private instruction in classical piano, and by the age of ten, I began playing the flute. I received my Bachelor of Music with a degree in Music Education from the University of Redlands, where I studied flute with Sara Andon. There, I performed in the university's Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Orchestra. During my third year at university, I studied abroad a
t the Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute of Music in Kecskemet, Hungary.
In 2013, I graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Masters degree in Flute Performance where I studied flute with Sandra Kipp. At CSUN, I performed in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Northridge Flute Quartet, and various chamber ensembles. I currently reside in Irvine where I teach private flute and piano lessons and perform with local ensembles.
*** Lesson Details *** My goal as a music educator is to foster excellence in the art of music through private instruction. I have worked with students of all ages ranging from 5 to older adults.
In my studio, students will have a well rounded music education. This means that we will work on a variety of things such as sight reading, music theory, music history, and a wide range of repertoire (from Beethoven to the Beatles!) While I have high expectations for my students, I do my best to keep the lessons relaxed and lighthearted. My hope is that the student is always engaged and interested during lessons.
My three expectations:
1. Come prepared both mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists-- make sure to warm up prior to the lesson!)
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes. This is non-threatening territory, I'm here to guide you and help you. Remember that mistakes happen, we're human. Just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you can take something away from each experience.
3. For parents-- BE INVOLVED! I can't tell you how often I've seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in the experience. This means encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and even sitting in on the lesson to take notes. This way, you can reinforce what we accomplished during the lesson at home together. It's difficult for music teachers to compete with iPads, Playstations and television, so let's get creative together!
*** Required Materials *** Flute students must own a well maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.
Piano students must have a working acoustic piano or digital piano in their home for piano lessons. The student must also have a metronome, piano repertoire, and an assignment book for each week's assignments.
I have over 20 years experience teaching flute players ranging from beginners through advanced. We work hard and have a lot of fun!
Many of my students have had successful auditions for honor/state groups and youth orchestras, and have won scholarships for college. My local students perform several times throughout the year in studio recitals, local flute events and giving back to the community. I work with my online students to find ways for them to perform as well.
I love teaching and watching my student achieve new goals and play things they thought were impossible. Everything takes work, but with repetition, encouragement, and fun, it is all possible!
I believe that each student will be successful when they enjoy learning and have something concrete to show for it. It is my privilege to work with students to achieve their goals in an encouraging, fun, hard-working environment.
I have worked for over 20 years with many different kinds of students. Some enjoy playing for personal enjoyment, while some prefer the competitive route. I've been trained and worked with students of all abilities. I've worked with young flutists who require a special head joint to play, more mature students who play to keep their brain active and healthy, and everybody in between. Several of my students have chosen to pursue a career in music and have earned scholarships at their respective universities.
In our flute studio, we perform several times per year at studio recitals and concerts for the infirm
ed and elderly. We attend local flute events, masterclasses, and festivals together. Music is meant to be shared, and we enjoy sharing!
I hold a CA teaching credential and am cleared with 6 charter schools in Orange County.
My family and I recently moved to Texas. I am excited to work with the Texas Flute Society and meet the local flutists!
I do not have enough positive words to say about Kerri. She is AMAZING and WONDERFUL. I was very skeptical of taking lessons from someone I found randomly on the internet but turned out she has been an incredible teacher and awesome mentor. She has taught me to play high notes in just two lessons. I am a beginner student and she has been so patient and given me great tactics to get my embouchure and aperture correct. I look forward to every lesson with her and am excited to practice! She is the most incredible teacher EVER! If you need or want to learn flute then shop no further as she knows so much about flutes, music, and just generally a very warm and incredible teacher.
I teach beginner to advanced flute to all ages of students. Younger students should be able to hold the instrument in order to start on flute--curved head flutes are an option for smaller beginners.
Becky H. instructs students on beginning through advanced flute, clarinet, and saxophone as well as beginner through intermediate oboe. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education (K-12) from UW-Platteville in 2001 and has been teaching private and group lessons since 1998.
Becky has played and currently plays with many local groups in the greater Milwaukee area. Some groups of note include: Brew City Big Band, The Moonlighters Orchestra, Wauwatosa Community Concert Band, Tosa Jazz, Shorewood Summer Community Band, and more. Becky also frequently plays in pit orchestras for local musical productions for theater companies such as Sunset Playhouse, DSHA (Divine Savior Holy Angels) Theater, Shorewood Players, Port Washington Players, University School of Milwaukee Theater and more.
In addition to performing, Becky i
s a certified Master Level Adjudicator for the WSMA Solo and Ensemble Music Festivals. She also has significant experience coaching students to prepare for the WSMA Solo & Ensemble music festivals, State Honors Ensemble auditions, MYSO auditions, UWAY auditions, college auditions and more. Many of Becky's students have gone on to major in music performance or music education.
Becky tailors her lessons to each individual student's needs, interests, and goals. She strives to make music fun for every student!
*** Lesson Details *** Becky tailors her lessons to each individual student's needs, interests, and goals. She has significant experience coaching students to prepare for the WSMA Solo & Ensemble music festivals, State Honors Ensemble auditions, MYSO auditions, UWAY auditions, college auditions and more.
Becky strives to make music fun for every student regardless of their ability!
*** Studio Equipment *** Private studio space. Chairs. Music Stands. Piano. Music. Metronome. Tuner. Personal instruments.
*** Travel Equipment *** Music. Music Stand. Metronome. Tuner. Personal instruments.
*** Specialties *** Preparing students for the WSMA Solo & Ensemble music festivals, State Honors Ensemble auditions, MYSO auditions, UWAY auditions, college auditions and more.
Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Orchestral, and Classical performance and more.
Instruments taught and performed: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Baritone Saxophone.
Becky was a phenomenal instructor! She has a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and music is obviously a large part of her life. She provides great analogies to help her students grasp concepts. And she inquired about my goals and was a great resource for pursuing them. I had to suspend my lessons because life got a little too busy, but if I find the time again, I'd definitely look to return to her for instruction.
Strong instrumental playing begins with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of music and the simple act of making a sound from the instrument. Students learn to play music by ear first, and are later introduced to music notation. More advanced lessons emphasize sight-reading, expression, and improvisation.
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.
Piano, woodwinds, trumpet, composition Chords, sight-reading, theory, jazz, classical, and pop
No one ever regrets learning an instrument… yet many grow old wishing they had taken music lessons! A talent they’ll be able to develop their entire life, your children will thank you for giving them the chance to learn music. And bonus points for you: after just a couple years, you’ll have free entertainment every Christmas!
Or maybe YOU’RE the one that wishes to learn! It is never too late to begin learning an instrument. Everybody has the ability, and if you’re determined and interested, there’s nothing stopping us from achieving this very special goal. (Interested in learning to compose? Scroll to the bottom to learn more.)
Everybody learns differently, and everybody likes different things. Whether it’s improvising or singing alon
gside a song you love or reading through a classical concerto, I’ll help prepare you or your child to tackle a wide variety of styles, without missing out on any of the basics that turn good players into phenomenal musicians. We all know it’s not about being the best. It’s about having fun, and playing music well is definitely fun. Music lessons include:
1. Building a really strong foundation so it's easy to interpret or understand any part, and to play it with the right amount of practice.
2. Learning to sight-read music, so you can play it well as soon as possible.
3. Learning how to improvise (make-up) music, learn music by ear, and to understand and create chords, which lets you play music in different ways.
4. Play different styles from classical to jazz to popular music.
5. Learning how to practice efficiently so you can learn music as fast as possible.
6. Composing our own original music.
Practice makes perfect! Learning an instrument helps build self-confidence and discipline. If your child’s bored, distracted, or just needs a constructive hobby, music is a great place to get them interested in something that will help them feel better about themselves, and the effects will be felt across everything else they do, through better studying habits to a more patient, diligent work ethic.
It’s also relaxing! Stressed about work? Need an escape? Everybody has the power to learn an instrument. Seriously, there’s no such thing as “talent.” Just start lessons and get practicing! It really is that simple, and I’ll guide you through every step of the way.
I have a diverse background teaching students of all ages, from 3-year-olds to retirees alike, customizing what we learn to the individual student. We’ll learn how to read music just as easily as you read words; improvise and compose music of our own; and feel good playing any style: classical, jazz, rock, and all. My experience as a working musician in films, musical theater, and pop music, as well as classical concert music, allows me to appreciate and teach styles that many other instructors overlook, and I know full well that learning an instrument is not about becoming a professional; it’s about being able to connect to others or oneself through music… and also to just have fun! There’s no need to learn music we don’t like! It’s not about stuffing Beethoven into your kids’ ears… we just want to make music, be that Beethoven or Billy Joel.
Learning an instrument is one of those few skills that will genuinely last you your whole life. I don’t want to sugarcoat it: it takes time to learn an instrument. It takes practice, and sometimes it’s frustrating. But the results are well worth it.
Now get out there and make some music! But start by signing up for lessons. I can’t wait to get started!
“What’s that chord?” “Why does all my music sound the same?” “How do I fix this voicing?” “I just can’t get it out of my head!” …sound familiar? You’ve probably hit a rut. Or maybe you’re just starting out. Either way, you want your music to sound new, exciting, and to come out exactly how you hear it in your head. Yes… you CAN learn to compose music, you CAN learn to be more creative, and you CAN learn to share your sound with the world.
Film music, classical, jazz… whatever your interest, all music comes from the same place, and by learning a handful of basic concepts, you can apply these to whatever style you’re trying to write. Learning to emulate another musician involves knowing what they’re doing. Learning to create a groundbreaking sound requires that you know what’s already been done, and how to achieve it. Step by step, we’ll work our way there.
We’ll learn how to write cool, interesting chord progressions, how to write beautiful melodies, and how to voice chords. We’ll learn how to control the mood of our music, from making it sound relaxed to adding tension wherever we want. Maybe you’re trying to write for an orchestra, or just a small band. By learning the basics, you can then easily break away from what’s been done and come up with something truly new… the goal of any aspiring composer!
The first lesson was successful. My particular background in piano is unique, and my needs are atypical as well. I thought Thomas assessed my abilities, lack of abilities, and goals well and quickly. He started me on a different perspective on looking at music (reading the staff) that seems very helpful. I'm encouraged.
Excellent first lesson! I’m so excited to continue my lessons with Paul!
August 20, 2019
I'll get right to the point. Paul's personality made it extremely easy for me not only to be comfortable but to feel really appreciated. I was fearful that Paul may feel like, "oh great another person who THINKS he has something but can't sing a lick!" I experienced the exact opposite. Within 15 minutes he located what has been my most frustrating issue. I felt like I was already ahead of the game and we hadn't even started yet! Paul has the rare balance of a sense of humor and still following an agenda to meet my goal. Thanks to Paul I really feel like I can, and WILL reach all my goals. AND enjoy the journey to them!! Can't wait for the next lesson!
I was in the Marine Corp band as a piccolo and flute player! Over 20 yrs experience!
Dance & music is my life!
My years of education is too long to list here. I have had formal training in Music, many forms of dance, swim and Aerobics certified! Fully insured and background checked through the City of San Jacinto and the park and recreation centers.
With my 15 years of experience and a Bachelor's and Master's degree in flute performance, you can expect lessons from me to be the highest quality. I have years of experience teaching dozens of flutists of all ages, and I make sure to adjust my teaching to the needs of each individual student. Everybody is different, so I want to make sure students get the most out of their experience! Young beginners will begin in methods such as Patricia George's "Flute 101" series or Kathleen Blocki's flute method series, while intermediate and advanced players will have a more comprehensive approach with studies in tone development, technique enhancement, etudes, and solo repertoire.
As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.
Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.
**My Vision*** I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.
***My Requirements*** I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.
However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.
***What To Expect From Lessons*** I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.
I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!
I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
Drew is always polite, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend his lessons to anyone wanting to learn to play the flute. I am looking forward to our future lessons.
April 3, 2019
March 19, 2019
In the few months that I've had flute lessons with Drew, I've grown so much. As a beginner in flute, I was completely scared and overwhelmed with taking band for the first time. Knowing I needed lessons, I'm so glad that I was paired with Drew. On my first lesson, Drew asked me what my goals were and I told him that it was to just simply read the notes on the page. That's all I expected to learn from him, but he taught me so much more! Drew taught me about musical expression, tone and all the little details behind flute playing. His teachings challenged and motivated me. My peers and band teacher have noticed my improvement and progress. Thanks to Drew, I can now play with confidence and poise. -Emma
"Frannie Brodeur taught my daughter to play the flute, read music, join in chamber groups, enjoy band and orchestra opportunities and sail through audition
s from third grade through freshman year in college. Her dedication to teaching is huge as is her kindness and thoroughness as a teacher. She is a treasure!"
"The best instructor ever :) He is knowledgeable, patient , and kind. Truly a great experience. So happy I found him."
"Terrific flute teacher!
My 13 year old daughter has been taking flute lessons with Roberta for the past two and a half years. She has made remarkable pro
gress during this time. Roberta is a wonderful flutist and an extraordinary, dedicated teacher. She inspires and motivates her students, and knows how to communicate with them on the appropriate level. She has a warm personality and a good sense of humor. My daughter always looks forward to her lessons with Roberta. I highly recommend Roberta both as a flutist and as a flute teacher for any level of student."
"I found Kelly to be a total professional in teaching. Prompt, educated and well versed in the principals of the flute. She also was competent in the com
position I had requested insight on, the Poulenc Sonata for flute, which is not an easy piece to play. If you are intermediate to early advanced you will not go wrong or left wanting. Highly recommend for beginner to early advanced level teaching."
"Randall is patient, knowledgeable, and has a sense of humor. He corrects my son's mistakes without making him feel bad. We are very glad to be taking le
ssons with him."
"SOme technology issues but a great class, a great teacher. Very patient and positive"
"My daughter started flute lessons with Ms Heidi a few weeks ago. She really enjoyed her class."
"It was good for beginner like me and Alexis was helpful."
"Sue has been very accommodating with our special requests. She understands how to be gently persistent in the process of leading kids into getting better
each week. My daughter and I checked out probably 6 teachers and she picked Sue. Sue is the farthest from our house, but I have no regrets. I can sense the depth of mastery my daughter is developing under Sue's guidance. Thanks so much!"
Looking for free flute sheet music? If you’re a flute player looking for more music to learn, you’re in luck! There are many places to find free flute sheet music on the web. There’s more music out there than you’ll ever have time to explore, ranging from solos to duets to etudes and scales. You can find music in genres from Classical to Pop/Rock, Folk, and Holiday.
Whether you’re looking for your next solo to study or want to practice your sight reading, the six sites below are …