New York City-based flutist Alyssa Greengrass enjoys a vibrant career as a performer and teacher. Dedicated to chamber music, Alyssa is the Founder and Director of the Nassau Chamber Music Society on Long Island. She is a founding member and sole flutist of two dynamic New York City based ensembles, Rebow and Moxie. As an orchestral, chamber, and solo artist, she has had the pleasure of performing in many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Avery Fischer Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.
Alyssa has had the pleasure of working with renowned conductors like Kurt Masur, Jaques Lacombe, George Manahan and Keith Lockhart. She is the first-prize winner of the Kentucky Flute Society Duo Competition, the Mason Gross Concerto Competition, and the Atlantic Winds Concerto Competition, and the second-place winner of the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition. Alyssa has performed in numerous masterclasses for renowned flutists such as Robert Langevin, William Bennet, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Keith Underwood, Marianne Gedigian and Stefanie Mortimore. She has participated in numerous festivals such as the Orford Center for the Arts, Pierre Monteux, Oxford International Flute Summer School, and Brevard Music Center.
As passionate teacher, Alyssa has presented numerous masterclasses and clinics for young musicians throughout the city and abroad. She served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music’s summer program Camp MSM. There, she taught private lessons, coached chamber music, assisted with Orchestra rehearsals and ran a Flute Ensemble. Alongside the Woodwind Department Chair of Manhattan School of Music, Linda Chesis, Alyssa co-presented the Well Prepared Flutist, an audition “boot camp” run in New York City for young flutists. She is a Distance Learning teaching artist at Manhattan School of Music and has presented numerous masterclasses and lessons to students over the Internet in a wide range of locations including London, Croatia, Nebraska, and Upstate New York. Alyssa maintains an active private teaching studio in New York City and Long Island.
Alyssa received her Masters Degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelors Degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
As a flute teacher, I believe it is imperative to study with someone who understands the individual needs of each student. Students of all ages and levels need to be taught in a manner that is tailored specifically for them. As an experienced instructor, I pride myself in being able to identify a student's specific needs and to create lesson plans that address them. It is very important to continue to nurture a student's love and passion for music in a way that is meaningful and enjoyable for them. I am a firm believer in strong solid technique but I also make sure to devote time to exloring new and exciting repertoire.
As a teacher, nothing brings me greater joy than seeing my students achieving their goals and feeling passionate and confident about their playing . Please send me a message to get started or if you have any questions.