I have taught flute since 1985, including private lessons, flute choirs, and chamber ensembles, as well as music camps and public school music. My students and former students have placed well in local, state, and regional competitions, festivals, and ensembles. My study of flute includes private lessons with Katherine Borst Jones at Oberlin, Jane Ambrose, Jerilee Kechley, and others, and master classes with Robert Willoughby, Louis Moyse, and Toshio Takahashi among others. I received my Music Teachers' Certification in 1989. As a freelance performer, I have commissioned and performed new works, and perform with some of the top musicians in the area.
Learning begins with a student's inspiration. My work is to first respect the student's learning style and interests, and to convey both the fundamentals and musical details with the student's passion in mind. The student's goals come first. Whether your aim is to place in an ensemble, win a competition, have more fun by gaining confidence in playing music with others, enjoy playing in your backyard, or just get started and try out a new experience, I will help you to clarify your goals and ensure that you move in your chosen direction.
I enjoy exploring different avenues of communication for each individual learner, ranging from articulate communication of the literal details involved, to pure imagery, depending on the student's needs and interests.