Ms. Sierra Flute Studio
I have a huge passion for my students to succeed in whatever category of flute playing they wish to go into. Whether it be adult amateurs, to highschool students auditioning for music programs - I can teach it all. I love to craft lesson plans individually to each student, putting time into considering what will make the student excell.
I have a Masters degree from the University of Southern California in flute performance and have been teaching in since 2013.
I currently hold the Piccolo position in Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Flute II in the American Youth Symphony. I have most recently placed as a semi-finalist with the National Flute Association’s Young Artist competition.
My studio is located in downtown LA Little Tokyo/Arts District. My building has easily accessible parking. Please do not request a lead unless you are willing to commute to DTLA.
I love to see my students thrive! The connection and mentorship I form with each student is extremely fulfilling.
Able to read music
Student has instrument
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
During the first lesson I will assess the level the student is at. From there I discuss with either the student or the parent what books would be the best use for our lessons going forward. I will ask what goals the student has in mind for their flute playing, and help to make a long term plan to reach those.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Masters of Music in Flute Performance from the Thronton School, University of Southern California.
Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance from The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$45 per half hour
$65 per 45 minutes
$85 per hour
In Person Lessons (travel to student):
$100 per hour
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching through a mentorship program at my undergraduate school where I had specific training in how to teach privately. In Los Angeles I teach at two separate music schools.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have students ranging from brand new never picked up a flute before beginners, all the way to adults who had played flute in their youth and want to pick it up again. I especially love to teach middle school through high school students who have an interest in playing the flute professionally or into college!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
One of my recent fond memories was the last professional performance I had in 2020. The orchestra I am apart of in Boise Idaho put on a Disney in concert pops performance with vocalists. It was a delight to play all of the Disney classics!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would advise them to look for someone who is willing to listen to their needs and goals, as well as someone who has adequate experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What would you like to get out of playing the flute? Just for fun or more serious interest?
What kind of music would you like to learn to play?