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Gina I In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Flute
Styles: Classical, Opera, Electronic, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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Gina I In Studio
Instruments: Flute
Styles: Classical, Opera, Electronic, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

MM, New York University BM, Manhattan School of Music Highschool, Interlochen Arts Academy

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2016 - New Music USA Impact Award 2015 - New Music USA Project Grant 2015- 4.5 Star rating in Downbeat Magazine

Overview:
Flutist Gina I. “Rattles speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects" (NYC Jazz Record). The New York-based musician is a recent recipient of a 2016 New Music USA Impact Award and a 2015 New Music USA Project Grant. ​Over the past year, Gina has performed in collaboration with artists stemming from the New York Downtown music scene incorporating classical and contemporary music, free improvisation, and electronics. In 2016 Izzo released Crashing Through Fences by Timo Andres on Ian David Rosenbaum's debut album Memory Palace (VIA Records), and was selected for a fellowship at the Bang on a Can Festival Residency at MASSMoCA where she performed and premiered works by John Luther Adams, Julia Wolfe, Missy Mazzoli, Louis Andriessen, among many others. Gina has performed as a guest artist at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with Revive Music, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, and Pharoahe Monch, at The Jazz Standard as part of Ambrose Akinmusire's release of The Imagined Savior is Far Easier To Paint, at John Zorn's 'The Stone' alongside Todd Reynolds and Jeffrey Zielger, and featured on Q2 Music, WQXR, WNYC. Recent recording projects include Andy Akiho's NO one To kNOW One released by Vic Firth, singer-songwriter Tiger Darrow's latest album release Aqua Vitae, and in viral videos presented by CDZA. Izzo has performed at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, The Stone, National Sawdust, and the Jazz Standard. An active orchestral musician, she has played under conductors like Kurt Masur, Eric Jacobsen, JoAnn Falletta, Alondra De La Parra, and George Manahan and worked with musicians including Sir James Galway, Robert Langevin, Carol Wincenc, Paula Robison, David Krakauer, and Charles Neidich. Izzo received her B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music and M.M. from New York University. Principal teachers include Linda Chesis, Judith Mendenhall, and Brad Garner. Gina can be heard on New Focus Recordings, Panoramic Records, and VIA Records.
EXPERIENCE
Over the past ten years, I have had the privilege of working with students of all ages, and have been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Summer Program, the Larchmont Music Academy, All-Island Music, and an adjunct teaching instructor New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music. Alongside these institutions, I have maintained and increased my private home studio located in the west village in NYC. Through my experience, I understand the importance of consistant practice, and the need for students to set musicals goals for themselves including: recording, competitions, performing, composing, and collaboarting with others. I often compose, impovise, and play alongside my students, which makes lessons  interesting, fun, and relevant.
METHODS USED
For beginning students, I like to focus and builds traditional "executive skills" such as embochure, posture, hand position, ear training, and articulation. Once the student has a grasp of fundamentals, I introduce scales and solo repertoire appropriate to their development. For advanced students, I focus on building upon their knowledge of scales, etude methods, harmony and chordal progressions, as well as solo repertoire--while incorporating elements of improvisation, extended techniques, and electronics.  I play duets with each of my students regularly!
LESSON STYLE
I have been teaching for over fifteen years, having served on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Summer Program and as a teaching artist at NYU. I received her B.M, Manhattan School of Music and M.M from New York University and feel extremely passionate about sharing my musical training and values with other flute lovers. Nothing is more rewarding than to get to work with students in music at all levels. During my lessons, I work on technical facility with a solid foundation with scales and harmony. I incorporate improvisation into everyday practice, remaining open to new musical ideas and finding what music excites the students most.    
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Michael Carey

5

Gina is a very thorough and well-prepared teacher. She has been flexible with schedules and tailors sessions to meet my son where he is.

Review posted on Mar 14, 2018
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