My Teaching Philosophy
The reason that I am a music teacher today is because I had such a phenomenal flute teacher in high school that believed in me, encouraged me, and, with time and after much resistance on my part, taught me to believe in myself.
The offerings of a musical education are aplenty. Regular meetings with a teacher instill accountability. Practicing at home requires discipline, organization, time management, and self-reflection. Facing challenges on the instrument requires perseverance and grit, and overcoming those challenges fosters confidence and self-esteem. And learning new genres of music and experimenting with improvisation promotes flexibility and creativity.
It is my goal with each student to establish a solid foundation for their flute playing which includes healthy posture and hand position, efficient breathing, a beautiful tone, articulation, finger technique, and musicality - and to do so with ease and efficiency versus tension and "overworking."
I approach each student differently based on his/her personality and interests and learning styles. My middle school and high school students have made All-State and All-District Bands and earned Distinguished ratings at their Solo and Ensemble Festivals. I've also helped adult amateurs discover, or in some cases "rediscover," the flute and gain the confidence to perform publicly. Whatever your musical goals are, I'd love to help.
Now accepting new students in the Lexington, KY area! Please contact me with any questions!