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Instruments: Violin, Viola, Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical

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Brian A In Home In Studio
Instruments: Violin, Viola, Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 8-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

DMA, University of Kansas, Flute Performance MM, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), Flute Performance BM, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, Flute Performance

Awards:

2017-Finalist, Byron Hester Flute Competition 2016-First Place, South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition 2016-First Place, Contemporary Performance Competition at Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy 2013-First Place, Corton-Hyde Early Music Prize

Overview:

I teach flute and violin lessons throughout the Kansas City area and Lawrence, KS. I recently completed my Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance at the University of Kansas where I served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant. I serve as Principal Flute of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and sub with the Kansas City Symphony regularly. I am also the music director and conductor of the Kansas City Flute Choir. I teach from my home in the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City, at the Morse Church in Overland Park, at the student's home, and online.

EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching private lessons for over ten years to students aged 8 to 80 and with all levels of experience and expertise. Lessons will always include work on fundamentals and technique in addition to the piece or pieces. I try to make sure my student always feels like he or she has accomplished something in the lesson. Although I am regimented in the technique, I like to give my students options when deciding on a piece to work on. I encourage my middle school and high school students to audition for the honor bands and orchestras and prepare piece for solo and ensemble contest.

METHODS USED

For young beginning flute students, I typically work from Rubank's Elementary Method and supplement with my own exercises and additional pieces. After the first year or so, I supplement with technical exercises and the Melodious and Progressive Studies and move on to solos from a number of other books. For violin and viola students, I typically work from the Suzuki books and supplement with scales, shifting exercises, and etudes. While there is progression of technical and musical concepts to work on, I tailor specific music assigned to the student's interests and needs.

LESSON STYLE

I love being a musician, and I try to impart a bit of that passion in each lesson. I encourage my students to be excited about the music because that is what will motivate that student to practice and make the process enjoyable. I try to present new ideas clearly and in small chunks to help students feel capable and successful. I always want to show my students that they are capable of more than they realize! I also work with students regularly on how to practice in order to make the most of their time in between lessons.

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Bren Hughes

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He’s very nice and knowledgeable.

Review posted on Jul 27, 2018
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