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BM, Hartt School of Music, Flute Performance
MM, New York University, Flute Performance
Hartt School Chamber Music Competition- Winner 2017 (Ultraviolet Flute Quartet)
Hartt@Home- Chosen Performer, 2017 & 2018
NAfME All National Honors Ensemble 2013
New Hampshire All-State Festival 2010-2014
I am a freelance flutist based in New York City. I have experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Graduating with my Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance from the Hartt School of Music in May of 2018, I am now finishing my Masters in Music from the University of New York. While I am an aspiring orchestral musician, I am also passionate about chamber music and collaborating with other musicians. During my time at Hartt and NYU, I have performed with the Hartt School Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, the NYU Orchestra, as well as the hart School Contemporary music ensemble, and performed recitals as a soloist, and as a member of my flute quartet and flute and guitar duo. I have had a wide variety of experiences with performing different styles and types of music. As a teacher, I would love to pass on some of my knowledge and experience on to all of my students. I am an adjunct flute instructor at NYU, and through this position I have taught many students at all different skill levels with different goals. I am a flexible teacher, and am able to cater my teaching style to the students' goals, level, and learning style. I of course want all my students to have a strong foundations of fundamental flute playing, which starts with strong technique and sound. From there, my students are free to chose the repertoire they would like to study. My most important goal as a teacher is to make sure all my students enjoy there experience with music, and share my love of music and flute playing.
My experience in teaching began in college, teaching younger college students through my school’s mentorship program. I also shadowed high school and middle school students lessons through the Hartt School Community division. I was able to learn to teach these students guided by several experienced and accomplished flute instructors. Now currently I am an adjunct flute instructor at NYU. I teach non-major flute students at NYU, which has allowed me to teach students with all different musical backgrounds and skill levels. I have experience teaching all ages and skill levels. I fell in love with teaching and discovering the impact music can have on everyone, no matter where they are in life, or their musical goals. I am passionate about being able to share my knowledge and love of music to all my students.
For beginners and younger students, I typically start with the Trevor Wye Beginner Method books or the Flute Student method book by Douglas Steensland. More intermediate students I will start out with the Rubank Method books. All of these books are tailored towards flute specifically, and have fairly comprehensive and progressive exercises that are very effective. I like to start out with a method book, and I can supplement with other materials to bet fit the needs of the student. I want all my students to have a strong foundation of technique and theory, so I have all my students wok on scales and scale patterns.
For a students solo repertoire, I will give all my students lots of choices. I use collections such as Forty Little Pieces for Beginner Flutists (Louis Moyse) for beginners, 24 Short Concert Pieces (Hal Leonard) for intermediate, but I also have my own supplemental repertoire list with music for all levels (especially more advanced). I like to be able to tailor my methods and materials for each individual student, so that I can address each student’s unique challenges on the flute, as well each student’s musical interests. It is very important to me that all my students are enjoying what they are playing. Having fun is an essential part of the process. While in all my lessons I will teach core concepts for proper flute technique and basic music theory proficiency, the rest is unique to student, depending on skill level, age, and learning style
My overarching goal in my teaching is to instill a passion for music. Every student is different and has there own unique learning style, and I like to be able to structure each lesson to best fit the learning styles of the student. Every student learns and progresses at there own pace, and will adjust to the pace of every individual student. I like to set specific and accomplishable goals with each student, so that they can see their progression and accomplishments for themselves right away. It is important to me that every one of my student is having fun, but it is also important to me that every student is progressing at their own pace.
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