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Tabitha G In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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Tabitha G In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Flute, Piccolo
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Musical Theater, Opera, Showtunes, Marching Band, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
MM, ED.M, University at Buffalo, Music Education (NYS Certified PreK-12) BA, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, Flute Performance
Awards:

September 2013-Present: Brookyln Symphony Ochestra (flute/piccolo)

October 2013-Present: Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra (sub. principal flute)

January 2014- Present: Utopia Opera Company (principal flute)

 

2011: Univeristy at Buffalo Concerto Competition Winner (Piccolo), Performed with University at Buffalo Orchestra

2010: University at Buffalo Concerto Competition Honorable Mention (Flute)

2003-07: Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory Griffiths Scholarship Winner

 

Overview:
In 2007, I graduated from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Flute Performance and in 2011, I graduated from the Universtiy at Buffalo with a Master's in Music Education (NYS Certified Music Educator).  I am constantly looking for new inspirations to positively affect my flute playing, which is why I love to teach!  The experiences I've had with my students have helped me grow as a flautist and educator.  I've performed throughout Cleveland, OH and the Greater Buffalo Area and now, recently moved to NYC to continue my career.  Currently I can be found in New York City performing with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra and Utopia Opera Company (principal flute) as well as actively subbing with the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra.
EXPERIENCE
I began teaching flute privately in 2000, building a flute studio in Buffalo, NY of over 15 members.  My students are known for their consistency in rhythm and pitch, along with their love of flute.  I encourage all students to enter competitions and attend performances and masterclasses, which motivates students and encourages them to seek their own creative outlets.  I've found that through combining not only flute fundamentals, but music theory, singing and movement, I have had a higher success rate for continued improvement with my students.  I love hearing from my students who have gone off to college about how the practice techniques and organizational tools we've used in their private lessons with me have helped them in their careers!
METHODS USED
As an educator, I believe it is important to continue school music instruction into private flute lessons.  I like to communicate with a child's school music teacher in the beginning of flute lessons, so that I can keep music terminology consistent for students, as well as reinforce concepts they're already learning (while expanding musically of course!).  I like to have students keep a lesson packet where progress is documented, along with a journal--I find that reflecting for five minutes after a practice session (things that went well, things you need help on, questions), are important tools when striving for success.  No matter what the age of my student, I like to find out what type of music the student is interested in and incorporate that into instruction.
LESSON STYLE
It is important that when attending private lessons that a student receives individualized instruction geared to their specific level of playing and their musical desires.  Because of this, I like to utilize a systematic approach to lessons--each week students work on scales (Major, minor, chormatic), etudes/lesson books, solo repertoire, duet and a piece of choice.  Once we've learned all the fundementals, I like to give students the ability to choose their repertiore (with guidance of course!), offering 3-5 examples of possible solo work--but we're always working on a "fun" piece of choice.  I believe that engaging students in the selection process of repertoire helps create ownership, especially when practicing. I like to have students set tangible short and long-term goals so that we're always improving  during lessons. Because I am a NYS Certified Music Educator, I believe in utilizing many methods of music instruction (Orff, Kodaldy, Dalcroze and Music Learning Theory), offering a well-rounded musical experience.
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