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9 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
29 years in business

About this pro

I am skilled at helping a student to perform and audition to the best of his/her ability.  I consistently bolster the student’s confidence while teaching the student how to master mechanics and fostering outstanding musicianship.

Sharing the beauty and power of music is a pleasure!  Engaging a student musically and challenging her/him to excel is fulfilling work! To teach is to learn!  Hard work and learning are enjoyable!

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Denver, CO 80238
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7 Reviews


  • Carol Ibach

    Very knowledgeable. Suggested materials online helpful. Flexible scheduling. Pleasant. Want to continue to use.

  • Abby Schorr

    Working with Flutissimo gave me the opportunity to serve my community in my favorite way: through music. Playing in nursing homes and homeless shelters always received a positive reaction from the audience. Additionally, because of this group and my experience with Rita, I am a four-time West Virginia All-State Musician, and have been in all three ensembles: All-State Orchestra, All-State Choir, and All-State Band. My time with Flutissimo along with these experiences have enhanced my talents and have allowed me to blossom as a musician.

  • Michelle Carter

    Great experience! She ALWAYS encourages me to do my best even if I’m just practicing by myself or with her. She breaks things down if you don’t really understand something.

  • Barbara Judy

    I enjoyed working with Rita and the other young students. They exhibited a lot of growth over the years that they were students of Rita.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The initial lesson will be complimentary, with the parent observing and contributing to establish goals and shared expectations, to experience an introductory lesson together.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Bachelor of Music, Duquesne University (1990)

Kindermusik University (2002 & 2016) Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 per lesson (20-40 minutes, depending on age of student), add $10 travel fee if beyond 5 miles of 80238

After the initial complimentary consultation, lesson fees are to be paid monthly, in advance.

How did you get started teaching?

As a college student, I first taught recorder during school at St. Benedict the Moor Parish School (Pittsburgh, PA) and in the summer for Music & Arts Center (Manassas, VA).  

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and abilities!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Meet a couple of teachers and have a sample lesson with each before making a commitment.  Understand the preparation needed to be successful with lessons for yourself or your child.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Please present what materials and music you already have to consider utlizing in lesson and at-home practice.  Please have or a bring a device to lessons with recording capability.