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MM, Wright State University, Flute Performance
BM, Michigan State University, Flute Performance
2018-Carnegie Hall Debut, First Prize Winner of Golden Classical Music Awards
2017-Performed as a member of the Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra
2017-Won Wright State University Chamber Music Competition
2016-Performed at Vianden International Chamber Music Festival in Luxembourg
2011-Recipient of Michigan State University College of Music Scholarship
I am a dedicated and passionate instructor who loves watching students improve and succeed. In 2015, I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance. I attended Wright State University to earn my Master of Music degree in Flute Performance and worked as a graduate teaching assistant during my time there. I graduated from Wright State in 2017. I have performed as a member of both the Vianden International Chamber Music Festival (Vianden, Luxembourg) and the Pierre Monteux Music Festival (Hancock, Maine). I have also performed with my flute choir at Wright State at the National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis in 2017. My most recent performance was my Carnegie Debut in Weill Recital Hall as a first prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards.
My experience teaching goes back to high school in which I tutored students in multiple subjects including Spanish and English. I also would help my section to improve as a section leader. During my college years, I worked as a graduate teaching assistant which allowed me to help students primarily in music. Part of my duties included teaching smaller classes and tutoring students in music theory and ear training. When the flute professor was unavailable, I would run studio class with another teaching assistant. I believe it is important that my students play music that they enjoy as well as classical music so that they feel more connected to the music that they are playing. I encourage listening to music as well as playing it and I am more than happy to help prepare students for solo and ensemble or auditions for competitions.
For beginning students, I like to work out of the Rubank Elementary Method book. We further move on to the Intermediate and Advanced methods while also adding solo repertoire that is suitable to their skill level. Along with these method books, we will also work on music that they personally enjoy. Disney music and easy Gershwin pieces are good staples for a beginning student along with their traditional method books. For adult students, I will also ask what music the student is interested in and choose books that fit their music tastes. I want my lessons to be engaging and fun for my students!
I believe the most rewarding thing about being a teacher is seeing a student come into their lessons excited and passionate about their playing. One of the things I find encourages students to practice is to give them mini rewards when they successfully play a piece or etude, such as stickers or stamps. My first teacher did this for me and it was always very exciting to pick out which sticker I wanted in my music. I want my expectations as a teacher to be realistic and I will encourage a student to work at their own pace. It is also important to me to focus on music that motivates my students to practice, whether that be pop music or jazz.
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