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MM, University of Maryland-College Park (expected- 2015) (Member of Fellowship Woodwind Quintet) PSC, The Colburn School BM, Eastman School of Music
1st Prize- National Flute Association Young Artist Competition
1st Prize- National Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition (DC chapter)
1st Prize- Flute Society of Washington Young Artist Competition
2nd Prize- New York Flute Club Competition
2nd Prize- Pasadena Intrumental Showcase Competition
I've had a passion for music ever since I started playing the flute at seven years old. I have degrees in Flute Performance from The Eastman School of Music and The Colburn School. I actively perform in the DC area, including recent performances with the Baltimore Symphony and the National Symphony. In addition, I love performing as a soloist and have won numerous national solo competitions.
I have been teaching flute for seven years and absolutely love it! I started teaching while in my undergraduate years, and since then I have taught students from all levels and ages--including as young as 7 years old to adults.
For absolute beginners, I typically start with some of my own written exercises paired with various books, such as Trevor Wye's "Beginning Flute." At more advanced levels, I encourage my students to work with a program called SmartMusic. SmartMusic has a vast collection of music with accompaniment and other practicing activites. SmartMusic also aids in developing aural skills and it's variety ensures that my students rarely get bored!
My teaching style centers around a solid foundation of flute technique paired with instilling a love and appreciation for music. I agree with the famous flutist Pierre Rampal who said: “The flute is just a pipe, like a paintbrush is to an artist. Why would anyone think of a paintbrush when looking at a painting?” My goal is to help my sudents play with ease so that the music sounds effortless. I can teach in my home studio or can come to you depending on your location. I also teach online lessons.
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