Why private lessons?
In a private lesson setting, students are given individual attention specific to their needs. Lessons go at the pace of the student's level of ability and dedication - the more a student practices, the quicker they progress! Students are also able to ask questions they might otherwise not be able to ask in their school music program. School music teachers teach many of you at the same time and have many needs to meet. However, I focus just on what you need.
Do you teach private lessons?
Absolutely! I maintain a private flute studio in Indianapolis, IN and have taught a wide range of students. While I am currently teaching several beginning students, I have also taught advanced high school students at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute as well as a few adults. It's never too late to learn - or relearn - an instrument!
I teach both classical and Irish flute as well as Irish whistle. Most students learning an Irish instrument will be able to join an Irish music session within their first year of lessons!
Please send me a note via the "Contact Me" link below for more information.
I've had the privilege of leading demonstrations, masterclasses, and workshops in the hybrid arts around the country. Most recently, I was on faculty at Floot Fire (Dallas Metroplex) in Texas where I taught two classes designed to encourage students to use the hybrid arts to aid in their musical performances.
In addition, I am a member of The Fourth Wall, a hybrid arts ensemble based in Indianapolis. We have led hybrid arts workshops and masterclasses at the Boston University Academy, Houston Youth Symphony, Texas State University – San Marcos, University of Houston, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, Indiana University, New York University, The Eastman School of Music, Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, the Flute Society of Kentucky, and the New York and Indiana Percussive Arts Societies. The Fourth Wall is Ensemble-in-Residence for the International Flute Symposium and are teaching artists for Indiana’s Arts for Learning program.
Even if you're not planning on jumping around or dancing en pointe, I believe the hybrid arts can be beneficial to every performer. I am available for performance, lecture/demonstrations, masterclasses, and lessons in the hybrid arts at your school or in a private lesson setting.
Topics that are covered include:
- Stage Presence
- Eye Contact
- Breath control while moving
- Connecting with other ensemble members
- Taking your piece "out-of-the-box"
- Using a "stage voice"
- Speaking to your audience
- Using the entire theater
Send me a note via the "Contact Me" link below for more information.