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Samantha V.
Pensacola, Florida
Learn How Music Works: From learning to read music to detailed theory analysis
Beginning students will focus on scale and chord construction, the circle of fifths, transposition, and application to their primary instrument or voice. Intermediate students will study chord progressions and begin to understand these concepts in the context of four part harmonies through analysis and composition. They will also begin analyzing any music that they may be studying on their primary instrument. Advanced students will begin studying form analysis and the structure of music in the context of larger compositions and ensembles. Interested students may also begin learning composition in these lessons.
About Samantha V.

Samantha has been teaching private flute lessons since 2012 and is currently available to teach lessons virtually, in home, or at her home studio. Students in Samantha's studio have been admitted to all-state bands, all-county bands, given superior rated solo and ensemble performances, college scholarships, and more. Samantha received her training at Troy University where she received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. During her time at Troy University, she studied classical flute with Ms. Carol Franks and Dr. Heather Small. During this time, Samantha was a part of the school's top ensemble. She also frequently performed professionally in the area. She is currently studying to receive masters credits and the National Virtual Teachers Association Certification from Adams State University and continues to study and perform classical flute in the Pensacola area. Although trained in traditional education methods, Samantha has developed her own style of teaching that blends these traditional methods with content focused on the student's goals, interests, and preferred learning styles. In addition to teaching private flute lessons, Samantha teaches general music at a virtual public school to students from grades kindergarten to fifth. Samantha has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and looks forward to using her experience to help you or your child achieve their goals.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Masters of Education

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Teaches ages 5+

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Samantha V.
Pensacola, Florida
Learn How Music Works: From learning to read music to detailed theory analysis
Beginning students will focus on scale and chord construction, the circle of fifths, transposition, and application to their primary instrument or voice. Intermediate students will study chord progressions and begin to understand these concepts in the context of four part harmonies through analysis and composition. They will also begin analyzing any music that they may be studying on their primary instrument. Advanced students will begin studying form analysis and the structure of music in the context of larger compositions and ensembles. Interested students may also begin learning composition in these lessons.
About Samantha V.

Samantha has been teaching private flute lessons since 2012 and is currently available to teach lessons virtually, in home, or at her home studio. Students in Samantha's studio have been admitted to all-state bands, all-county bands, given superior rated solo and ensemble performances, college scholarships, and more. Samantha received her training at Troy University where she received a bachelor's degree in Music Education. During her time at Troy University, she studied classical flute with Ms. Carol Franks and Dr. Heather Small. During this time, Samantha was a part of the school's top ensemble. She also frequently performed professionally in the area. She is currently studying to receive masters credits and the National Virtual Teachers Association Certification from Adams State University and continues to study and perform classical flute in the Pensacola area. Although trained in traditional education methods, Samantha has developed her own style of teaching that blends these traditional methods with content focused on the student's goals, interests, and preferred learning styles. In addition to teaching private flute lessons, Samantha teaches general music at a virtual public school to students from grades kindergarten to fifth. Samantha has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds and looks forward to using her experience to help you or your child achieve their goals.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Masters of Education

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I was apprehensive at first about doing flute lessons online without any background in Western Music Theory, and not even knowing how to make any sounds on the flute. Samantha helped guide me through a structured series of lessons building upon music theory and notation as well as helping with the basics of hand placement and creating sounds. She also helped me to learn new notes, scales and chords progressively, and pushed me to achieve far more than I would have been able to on my own in such a short span of time. She was also really good about being flexible and accommodating to find a time that would suit us both for lessons, and was always punctual and on time for every session. I would highly recommend her as a teacher!

Posted Dec 14, 2021
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I was apprehensive at first about doing flute lessons online without any background in Western Music Theory, and not even knowing how to make any sounds on the flute. Samantha helped guide me through a structured series of lessons building upon music theory and notation as well as helping with the basics of hand placement and creating sounds. She also helped me to learn new notes, scales and chords progressively, and pushed me to achieve far more than I would have been able to on my own in such a short span of time. She was also really good about being flexible and accommodating to find a time that would suit us both for lessons, and was always punctual and on time for every session. I would highly recommend her as a teacher!

Posted Dec 14, 2021
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best instructor I've ever had.

Posted Dec 2, 2021
Music Teacher
May 2021 - Present
Proximity Learning
I work for Proximity Learning as a virtual school teacher. I work with a school district in Virginia. I currently teach general music to approximately 1000 elementary school students. They attend virtual school at home and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of the students have special needs or are medically fragile. Through Proximity Learning I have also served students in the Chicago metro area.
Flute Teacher
Jan 2012 - Present
Self Employed
Student Teacher Intern
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Milton High School and Avalon Middle School
I completed my student teaching for my bachelor's degree at Milton High School and Avalon Middle School. During the semester I spent at these schools I taught middle school and high school concert bands, high school marching band, music technology, music appreciation, music theory, many private lessons, and sectionals with the students.
Substitute Flute Player
Nov 2017 - Dec 2018
Montgomery Symphony Orchestra
Piccoloist
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Troy University Symphony Band
Masters of Education
Nov 2021
Adams State University
Instrumental Music Education
Aug 2015 - Dec 2018
Troy University
General Education
Aug 2014 - May 2015
Pensacola State College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
PreK-12 Music Teacher Certification
Dec 2018
Alabama State Department of Education
Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Dec 2018
Troy University
Health Care Provider CPR
Jun 2016
American Red Cross
National Flute Association
Jul 2018
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.
Alabama Education Association
Sep 2015
The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is the largest education association in the state of Alabama. The AEA is an advocate organization that leads the movement for excellence in education and is the voice of education professionals in Alabama. Our mission is to promote educational excellence. The Alabama Education Association provides legal assistance, professional development opportunities, great member benefits, and a strong voice for education in the Alabama Legislature. The AEA serves as the advocate for its members and leads in the advancement of equitable and quality public education for Alabama’s diverse population.

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Instructor details
Music Theory
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
W Blount St
Student's Home
Student's Home
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
$20
45 minutes
$28
60 minutes
$34
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30