Teaching

Philosophy

As a flute teacher, my main priorities when teaching are joy and fulfillment. I enjoy working with people and finding out what makes each student “tick,” effectively communicating ideas and in turn listening to the student in order to develop trust between myself and my students. I customize each private lesson and curriculum to meet the needs of the individual student, maintaining high, yet realistic, standards for them. Furthermore, I hope to instill confidence and autonomy by allowing each student to be actively involved in selecting repertoire, critiquing performances of themselves and others, and organizing activities and projects. Not only do I focus on developing the fundamentals of proper flute playing but I also spend time working on the musician and person as a whole.

Lessons

I am always looking to expand my studio with enthusiastic, positive, and dedicated students of all ages. My studio is located in Huntington, West Virginia; however, I am also available for online lessons via Skype and in Charleston, WV.

Whether your goal is to start playing the flute, get into a collegiate music program, youth orchestra, music festival, or just get better at music, I can help you! I have taught numerous students over the past 5 years from age 10 to 50. Each student is different, and I make time spent in the lesson focused on that student’s goals.

If you are interested in taking flute lessons from me, please don’t hesitate to contact me!