I have taught students of all ages and levels for over twenty years. Presently, I teach flute lessons in my home studio in Crozet, VA (near Charlottesville) and at Longwood and Eastern Mennonite Universities.
I shape my instruction to help my students meet their individual goals whether they want to compete in competitions, perform in a recital, audition for an ensemble, or play “Happy Birthday” for Grandma.
I am Suzuki certified for Books 1 and 2 and use this approach in teaching my youngest students (ages 4 through 10), supplementing with other methods and materials that I have used over the years. I also enjoy teaching adults and coach an adult amateur flute ensemble at Crozet Arts. Ultimately, I want my students to have enriching musical experiences that will have a lasting impact on their lives.
- Membership/principal positions in Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia ensembles (Youth Symphony, Evans Orchestra, and all flute ensembles); and in the Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra.
- District Festival and All-State bands/orchestras in Virginia, Oklahoma, and Kansas; Senior Regional Orchestra in Virginia.
- Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair High School Flute Choir, Interlochen Summer Arts Camp (MI), Quartz Mountain Music Festival (OK), Tanglewood Flute Workshop (MA), North Carolina School of the Arts Flute Masterclass with Tadeo Coelho.