Ammon Swinbank

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Featured Teacher on Lessonface Since November 2019
Avg. Response Time: 1 hr, 18 mins


Originally from Colorado, I received a Bachelor of Music Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. I hold two Master of Music degrees from New York University, Steinhardt.   In 2008 I started teaching guitar and recorder for two sisters who lived across the street.  Since then I have taught flute for music minors in college, retirees and saxophone players looking to improve their flute technique.  I am familiar with several flutes, including the concert flute, alto flute and ocarina.

As a performer, I have played my flutes in a wide range of settings.  In Denver, I premiered works for solo flute, flute duet and flute with electronics at Dazzle Restaurant.  I also frequented the same venue for their weekly jazz jam session.  While I was in Seattle, I was fortunate to play free music at the Chapel Performance Space with Eric Barber, and at Spite House with Stephen Fandrich.  In 2016, I performed Anamnese by Hiromi Watanabe at Abrons Arts Center in Manhattan, and in 2019 I performed with members of the New York Composers Circle at the National Opera Center.  That same year, I had the opportunity to perform in Aarzu, an experimental dance show by Aliya Kerim at Under St. Marks Theatre.  My album for jazz quintet was premiered in November 2018 at Williamsburg Music Center in Brooklyn.

I am flexible, open minded and happy to tailor my services to the interests and learning style of the student.  All ages and experience levels welcome.  Lessons are pay-what-you-can for the duration of the COVD-19 pandemic, so don't hesitate to reach out!


Instead of working from a predetermined lesson plan, I adapt to the unique needs and desires of each student.  I have over 10 years of experience teaching a wide range of styles and am at home working with people from different backgrounds.  Sheet music and method books are used as a supplement, but emphasis is placed on musicality, listening and having fun.

Bachelor of Music in flute performance, 2014. Master of Music in flute performance, 2017. Master of Music in jazz studies, 2018.

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