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Playing the flute has given me so much joy, and it is my dream to pass that joy along to others. Whether you're just starting out, picking the flute up after a long time away, or looking to hone your skills, I can help you reach your flute goals! In all my lessons, beginner to advanced, students learn how to make beautiful music, sight read, understand basic music theory, and practice safely. We work out of the Rubank method book, but I also utilize handwritten exercises and songs. I also always encourage my students to bring music they want to learn. I've covered everything from classical and jazz music to pop songs and show tunes! Absolute Beginners: In our very first lesson, students learn the parts of the flute and how to make a sound. We learn about flute care, and how to correctly hold the flute. Basic music theory is introduced at this level, once the student can consistently make a sound with the headjoint. Securing the basics at this level is very important, but with games and simple songs, we make it fun :) Beginners: Fluent note-reading is my focus at this level. Music is a language, and it takes time for students to feel comfortable reading it! My students begin learning how to sight read at this level, and learn all of the basic scales (C, G, D, F, Bb, and Eb). Normally, I start playing duets with my students at this level as well, and will continue to do so once in-person lessons become safe again. Intermediate: Musicality and greater understanding of basic music theory is my goal at this level! Students learn how to shape musical lines using dynamics and articulation. We cover techniques like trills and mordents, and can begin to dive into flute repertoire, or songs they really enjoy and want to play! I send my online students audio of me playing one line of a duet at this level, so they can practice playing along. Playing with a piano (recording or in person) is also encouraged at this level! By the end of this level, students will have a firm grasp on most common flute techniques, as well as all of the major scales. Advanced: Individuality is my goal at this level. As advanced players, my students begin to think about the sounds and interpretations they want to achieve. We look into different ways of thinking about interpretation, and how to execute those goals. We delve into more complicated music theory terms to better understand the music, and begin looking at minor scales. More advanced techniques may be covered, depending on the repertoire.
About Emily A.

I am a professional flutist living in the Hudson Valley with a master's degree in flute performance from SUNY Purchase, where I studied under world-renowned flutist Dr. Tara O'Connor. As a lover of contemporary music, I’ve had the honor to perform in masterclasses for Ian Clarke and Gary Schocker — two world-class flutists and composers. I have a special interest in chamber music, which led me to perform with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, as well as tour with the Purchase College Chamber Players. My guitar/flute duo was awarded the Molnar/Harris Chamber Music Prize in 2019, and I have performed frequently in the Westchester area and Long Island. I began teaching students as a Junior in high school, and it’s always been a passion of mine. My first priority is always to establish comfort and confidence in my students. I want my lessons to be a place my students feel comfortable making mistakes! After all, it’s through those mistakes that we learn and grow as musicians (and people!). My second priority, of course, is all the other tricky stuff that goes into being a musician. My students will learn basic music theory (from how to read music to understanding chords), rhythm, technique, sight-reading, and musicality. While the majority of my work is in performing contemporary music, I teach in a variety of styles — from baroque and classical music to romantic and 20th century music. And, of course, if you bring a pop song to our lesson, we will learn to play it!! :) I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning with you!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2006

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Artist Diploma, Music Performance

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Teaches ages 10+

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Emily A.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
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Flute At Your Pace - Individualized Flute Lessons for All Skill Levels!
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Playing the flute has given me so much joy, and it is my dream to pass that joy along to others. Whether you're just starting out, picking the flute up after a long time away, or looking to hone your skills, I can help you reach your flute goals! In all my lessons, beginner to advanced, students learn how to make beautiful music, sight read, understand basic music theory, and practice safely. We work out of the Rubank method book, but I also utilize handwritten exercises and songs. I also always encourage my students to bring music they want to learn. I've covered everything from classical and jazz music to pop songs and show tunes! Absolute Beginners: In our very first lesson, students learn the parts of the flute and how to make a sound. We learn about flute care, and how to correctly hold the flute. Basic music theory is introduced at this level, once the student can consistently make a sound with the headjoint. Securing the basics at this level is very important, but with games and simple songs, we make it fun :) Beginners: Fluent note-reading is my focus at this level. Music is a language, and it takes time for students to feel comfortable reading it! My students begin learning how to sight read at this level, and learn all of the basic scales (C, G, D, F, Bb, and Eb). Normally, I start playing duets with my students at this level as well, and will continue to do so once in-person lessons become safe again. Intermediate: Musicality and greater understanding of basic music theory is my goal at this level! Students learn how to shape musical lines using dynamics and articulation. We cover techniques like trills and mordents, and can begin to dive into flute repertoire, or songs they really enjoy and want to play! I send my online students audio of me playing one line of a duet at this level, so they can practice playing along. Playing with a piano (recording or in person) is also encouraged at this level! By the end of this level, students will have a firm grasp on most common flute techniques, as well as all of the major scales. Advanced: Individuality is my goal at this level. As advanced players, my students begin to think about the sounds and interpretations they want to achieve. We look into different ways of thinking about interpretation, and how to execute those goals. We delve into more complicated music theory terms to better understand the music, and begin looking at minor scales. More advanced techniques may be covered, depending on the repertoire.
About Emily A.

I am a professional flutist living in the Hudson Valley with a master's degree in flute performance from SUNY Purchase, where I studied under world-renowned flutist Dr. Tara O'Connor. As a lover of contemporary music, I’ve had the honor to perform in masterclasses for Ian Clarke and Gary Schocker — two world-class flutists and composers. I have a special interest in chamber music, which led me to perform with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, as well as tour with the Purchase College Chamber Players. My guitar/flute duo was awarded the Molnar/Harris Chamber Music Prize in 2019, and I have performed frequently in the Westchester area and Long Island. I began teaching students as a Junior in high school, and it’s always been a passion of mine. My first priority is always to establish comfort and confidence in my students. I want my lessons to be a place my students feel comfortable making mistakes! After all, it’s through those mistakes that we learn and grow as musicians (and people!). My second priority, of course, is all the other tricky stuff that goes into being a musician. My students will learn basic music theory (from how to read music to understanding chords), rhythm, technique, sight-reading, and musicality. While the majority of my work is in performing contemporary music, I teach in a variety of styles — from baroque and classical music to romantic and 20th century music. And, of course, if you bring a pop song to our lesson, we will learn to play it!! :) I’m looking forward to meeting you and learning with you!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2006

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Artist Diploma, Music Performance

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Speaks English

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I'm an older, intermediate level flutist just returning to the instrument after a long break, and though I had some great teachers when I was young, I'm learning a lot from Emily. I've had two lessons and I find already that Emily is great at spotting problems and offering practical solutions. Her approach balances challenge with support and encouragement. She welcomes questions enthusiastically and responds generously.

Posted Mar 2, 2022
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Excellent teacher! My daughter really enjoys the lessons. Given at just the right pace for her.

Posted Dec 14, 2021
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My daughter had her first lesson with Emily today. Emily was wonderful with her. My daughter just started learning how to play the flute at school and was frustrated with her progress. They covered a lot in their first lesson and my daughter has much more confidence now. She's looking forward to her next lesson!

Posted Nov 10, 2021
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Private Flute Teacher
Oct 2006 - Present
Self - employed
Taught several students long-term throughout my career as a flutist — beginning with my first student at 17 years old.
Flute Pedagogy — Class
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
SUNY Fredonia
Taken as a degree requirement — taught private lessons through the semester. Lessons were supervised, and I bolstered my knowledge of flute pedagogy; specifically for beginners.
Artist Diploma, Music Performance
Aug 2019 - May 2020
SUNY Purchase
Master in Music Performance
Aug 2017 - May 2019
SUNY Purchase
Bachelors, Music Performance, English
Aug 2012 - May 2016
SUNY Fredonia
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
TESOL Certificate
Dec 2020
Westchester Community College
CRLA Certified Tutor - Level 1
May 2019
SUNY Purchase
Molnar/Harris Chamber Prize
May 2019
Susan Molnar

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Instructor details
Flute
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$32
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30