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2018 Third Prize -CederLuke Young Artist Competition (MT)
2019 Final 4- Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artists Competition.
My education is from the University of Washington School of Music. I have performed in various competitions, gone on tour and taught in many cities in China with the University of Washington's Wind Ensemble, and am currently teaching at a local music school in my hometown. I am a performer and educator who loves working with anyone who loves music and I strive to connect with as many people as I can through music. I have had the opportunity to work with many renowned flutists such as Jonathan Keeble, Ransom Wilson, Leonard Garrison, Aaron Goldman, and Juno Lee, and I strive to use my experiences to help others in their playing. I have also been playing piano for 8 years! Although piano is not my main instrument, it was my first instrument. Non-music wise, I love to hike, hang out with my friends and family, and bake.
I have been teaching beginning piano to younger students and flute to students of all ages! I have also had the opportunity to teach overseas when my university's wind ensemble went on tour to Asia. My experience is mostly with classical music, but I have some experience in jazz. Not too much though! I love to encourage a consistent practice schedule and I emphasize having fun while practicing. Practicing should not be work, but a way to set goals and find enjoyment in achieving them and a time to make music that can make YOU happy.
For beginning students in piano, I like to use either the Alfred Reed books or the Piano Adventure method books. It really depends on which the student understands the best! Both offer a variety of explanations on musical elements and topics, while also offering a variety of pieces to play. Once certain topics and musical elements are covered, I like to have the student pick a solo piece from several that I will have ready, which will also reflect the new musical elements that were covered. For beginning flute students, I like to use the book, "A New Tune a Day for flute" and the Rubank method books. For a more experienced student, I have several method books to choose from, but I usually make the decision on which book to use after spending some time hearing the student play and understanding how the student makes sense of concepts the best.
By taking lessons you will: learn to develop sparkling tone and proper playing technique, learn fun and efficient practice techniques to teach your future students, have opportunities to actively compete in local competitions and events and be more immersed in the flute community and make connections! Nothing is more rewarding than seeing my students go out and share their passion with other people. No matter the level, experience, or ability, I believe that you can communicate with others just by having passion for making music.
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