Expressive Flute Studio

Expressive Flute Studio

5.0 (6)
Best of 2022
1 employee
15 years in business

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  • Mayely Villagran

    Amazing. I have been taking lessons with Mrs. Vargas since the 7th grade and I couldn't imagine taking lessons with anyone else. I am now a sophomore in college and auditioning for a spot in the flute studio at different universities. I have been accepted in my top two school choices and got great comments from the flute professors and I couldn't have done it without my amazing flute teacher! She is kind, patient, talented, and professional. You won't regret taking lessons from her!

  • Jess Foust

    I had amazing lessons with Mrs Vargas for a few years! She was so supportive and very understanding! She helped me grow as a musician and person, helping me get into my high schools top band as well as get into the school of music at Illinois state university! I can't begin to describe how amazing she is as a person and teacher, take lessons with her, you won't regret it!

  • Sam Lopez

    Annie is one of the most amazing instructors that I have ever had! She knows how to personalize lessons to every single student, regardless of where they are. She always pushed me to work towards what I my goals, and although I was only able to take lessons with her for a year, I grew immensely as a player and a musician in that one year. Annie helped me learn things about myself as a player that I would have never been able to discover by myself. She served as a true inspiration for me to play music! I would absolutely recommend her!

  • Morgan Downing

    I started private lessons my junior year of high school and I wish I started sooner! Annie is amazing, and really cares about her students and wants her students to have a good time, and to excel and progress each week to their full potential. I learned so much from her and I even upgraded my flute that year from the starter flute, she came with me to help me pick one with the right sound and it was so much fun! The lessons and exercises each week overall improved my technique and improv skills, I purchased the books and practiced every day and I became a better flute player then I've ever been! I couldn't have asked for a better teacher! I made it into my college orchestra after my senior year for 2 years in a row and I knew at that point that's when the hard work and lessons really paid off!

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

I always meet with my students for a free introductory first lesson. I believe it is vital that a student/teacher relationship be a comfortable, easy and an enjoyable experience.  I want the student (and parent if applicable) to experience what lessons are going to consist of and to discuss goals both short and long term. 

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

I hold a Graduate Degree in Flute Performance.  I am also registered in beginning Suzuki Flute training courses 1a, 1b and 2. Teaching sectionals and Masterclasses regularly in various school districts around my area is also fun and challenging. Besides a busy home studio, I teach private lessons within the some of the schools in the area as well.  

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

30 and 60 minute lessons available. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginninger to advanced. Ages 8 and up. 

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

Meet with the teacher. Make sure you have similar goals and you feel you can be challenged in a positive and creative way from the teacher. Working as a team is important, and you want to make sure that you can make that connection with your instructor. 

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

- What do you like best about your flute playing?

- What are your strengths in flute? 

- What do you feel is the most challenging about flute? 

-Areas of improvement they and you would like to make?

-Future goals in music (if any), or if flute is just something to play through high school- than great!! Just let your teacher know so we can adjust your curriculum accordingly. 

-Are you challenged enough currently? 

-what do you like best about music and playing the flute? 

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