As a Cobb County native, I have a great understanding of how the music programs work in our area, and I am set up to help you or your child excel on the flute and/or piccolo. I have been teaching for 20 years. I also have two children of my own in one of the local programs.
I am passionate about teaching flute, and I also have a lot of fun while doing it. My main goal for every student I teach is to instill a lifelong love of music and playing the flute. It doesn’t have to stop after high school or college!
I love working with teenagers, drawing them out, finding out what interests them both related to the flute and beyond. I enjoy celebrating my students’ successes (of which there are many), but I am also right there when something doesn’t go quite as well as you would have liked.
I am a lifelong learner, too. I regularly attend masterclasses and flute conventions, as well as seeking out knowledge from other music teachers. I want to be the best flute teacher I can be, and that means I learn right along with you. I was even selected through audition to be one of twelve to play for Sir James Galway, and I was 37 years old!
Just like many of you, I began playing the flute in the sixth grade. However, I didn’t get a sound for the first six weeks! This has made me passionate about the flute sound, and I know how to make anyone’s sound improve.
Please feel free to visit my website, www.mariettaflutestudio.com, or my studio’s Facebook page, @mariettaflutestudio. I look forward to working with you!
"I was fortunate to find Anne Gordon during my daughter's last year of middle school when I realized that she needed additional instruction to allow her to excel in her instrument (flute). Mrs. Gordon was invaluable in assisting my daughter in so many aspects of proper technique, audition preparation, etc. We have continued with lessons as my daughter progresses through high school; and I cannot envision her continuing to play flute in symphonic winds and marching band without the individualized training and expertise that her lessons with Mrs. Gordon provide. Not only is Mrs. Gordon professional, but she provides a wealth of knowledge and resources ranging from referrals for instrument repairs and purchases/upgrades to community performance opportunities. She is supportive, warm, and very accommodating as it relates to scheduling lessons around students' busy high school activities. She has definitely challenged and motivated my daughter, and I would highly recommend her."
Anne is a fantastic instructor who has helped my daughter for the last 4 years become an amazing flutist! My daughter looks forward to her lessons and they are very affordable. I would highly recommend Anne.
I highly recommend Ms. Gordon as a flute teacher. I took lessons with her for 6 years through the end of high school, and she helped me successfully prepare for all-state and honor band auditions throughout the years. She gives great feedback and encouragement! -Jenna Embrey, former student
A great teacher who is very positive, my daughter worked with Ms. Gordon for over 6 years, well worth the time and money, I would recommend anyone who wanted to help their children who wanted to improve in flute have lessons with Anne.
Every new student is entitled to a free trial 30-minute lesson. During this time, I want to find out all about you, and I want you to get to know me. I’ll hear you play a little and will give you a few pointers to make improvements right away, whether you agree to future lessons or not. I’ll also ask you A LOT of questions to see what you already know about music and the flute. From there, we can decide if I am the right teacher for you and if you are the right student for me, and we can look at my studio policies and contract.
I have a bachelor’s degree in music education from Furman University, as well as a Master’s degree from the University of Georgia in flute performance. I continue my education regularly through online courses, online and live masterclasses, flute conventions, and participation in local large ensembles.
Regular lesson pricing is as follows:
4 30-minute lessons per month, $120
4 45-minute lessons per month, $160 **preferred
4 60-minute lessons per month, $220
Special 6-week summer programs (6 45-minute lessons), $220
I started teaching while completing my bachelor’s degree in music education. It was a natural result of my studies, and I have been teaching ever since.
Any and all! My private flute students have ranged in age from 6 to 70! Some are very serious, some are here just for fun.
I also regularly work with local middle and high schools during the school day, working with each band’s flute sections.
It was just yesterday! Through a collaboration with a great flute company in Boston, I was able to have four awesome new flutes sent to me for one of my students to try. In this very low pressure environment, she was able to try them all, and went home with a brand new shiny flute. I am thrilled for her!
Insist on a free trial lesson! Like anything else, there are so many great flute teachers out there, and you have to be sure you really like the teacher you’ll be working with. Some of my students spend seven years or more with me.
What am I really good at on the flute?
What do I really need help with?
What are my goals for this school year and for the future?
What can the teacher help me achieve?
Am I willing to regularly practice the amount the teacher asks for?