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Nora N In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Swing, Bossa Nova

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Nora N In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk, Swing, Bossa Nova

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

Masters in Music, New England Conservatory, in Flute Performance B.F.A, SUNY at Buffalo in Flute Performance

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National Endowment for the Arts award 

Overview:
I'm a lifelong musician, and play flute professionally in both classical and jazz styles. Music is so much part of my life and I love sharing my passion and experience. I also play piano, and teach beginners. Since I teach the Alexander Technique, I help my students be more comfortable while playing, Ever since I started playing flute and piano as a child, I've gravitated towards others who love music. It's been a wonderful journey so far. I play in a jazz trio and play classical flute and piano duos.
EXPERIENCE
I've been playing flute and piano for many many decades. I keep it fresh by continuing to learn more about music. It's an endless well of possibilities. I currently play with a jazz trio and a jazz quartet locally here in Grass Valley. I've played flute for many decades and favor the alto flute at present, with its rich, lower tone. But I play and teach both C flute (regular flute) and the alto flute. In teaching, i emphasize music basics and also focus on comfort which leads to better tone and more ease. I use duets and whatever solos and methods are appropriate for each student. Sometimes students enjoy not using music on occasion and using their ears!
METHODS USED
For piano music, I usually use John Thompson and Faber series both for young and adult beginners, and continue with their series as students progress.  For flute, tone and intonation (being in tune) are at the top of the list. Rhythm is so important.  For flute beginners, I use A Tune A Day or Rubank Elementary.  Later on we use Maquarre, Anderson, Taffanel and Telemann duets, as examples. I emphasize scales and chords but always approaching them in a light way. We work on duets, solo pieces and having fun. For both piano and flute I like to include a bit of playing without reading music, depending on what your inclination is. I'll show you a chord progression on piano, or teach you a song without music, or freely improvise for a few minutes just to step away from the page for a little while, which trains the ear.
LESSON STYLE
I think we all learn best when having fun, so I keep things light. For younger folks, I encourage practicing daily, but with a light touch. For older musicians, you decide how much you want to practice and progress. I emphasize comfort while playing and I have many tools and ideas to help with that. Regular lessons help so much with motivation. If you are interested in jazz improvisation, I have a some tested ideas that work. I was strictly classical for the first 20 years, then dabbled in jazz for another 10, then found the best way for me to transition. My methods to transition to jazz seem to work for other folks too. Using the tools you've got, you can learn to read chord changes, use the scales you already know and start to play tunes you love.
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