Teach the musician, not just the instrument.
There is more to being a musician than simply learning how to properly work an instrument. In addition to learning to become technically fluid on the instrument, students will also learn aspects of music theory and history. Emphasis will be placed on developing the student's individual musicality, as well as a professional demeanor. Learning professionalism through things like time management, effective communication, and organized planning are all directly transferable to all areas of a student's life.
Always be your best.
Students should strive to reach their full capabilities. When both the teacher and the student hold a high standard, more progress can be made in a shorter amount of time. It is important that the student is active in the learning process, and is always eager to learn and grow. Every student is expected to display dedication, focus, and determination. This type of approach will help the student develop respect and pride for their music, their instrument, and, most importantly, themselves.
To develop body awareness.
With a background in Body Mapping, the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Yoga, I strive to incorporate these methods into my teaching. These techniques are used for the prevention of performance related injuries, developing good posture, creating more fluid technique, and controlling performance anxiety. By developing this control over our own bodies, these techniques are able to help the student unlock free and fluid performance!
Be your own teacher.
Every student requires a unique approach tailored to their own individual learning style. However, the goal of every approach is to provide the student with the tools they need to be their own best teacher. Private lessons last for only thirty to sixty minutes every week. In order to maximize the benefits of private lessons, the student will learn effective practice techniques so they can continue to progress even outside of the lesson time.
Professional Sound Equipment: YETI Ultimate Microphone, MacBook Pro
Music Library: Repertoire for solo flute, flute & piano, flute duos, flute choir, & woodwind quintet; Orchestral parts; Methods; Etudes; Flute literature; Music Theory Literature; Music History Literature; CD's; DVD's; Vinyl; Scores
Samsung Galaxy Smart Camera with HD Video Recording
Canon Rebel SL2 Camera with HD Video Recording and Audio Input Capability