DewMusic Studio

DewMusic Studio

5.0
2 employees
3 years in business

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To achieve her goal of bringing the joy of music to children, Michel established her first private studio in the greater Boston area in 2014. Her 15+ years of classical training, combined with a decade of professional childcare experience, provide the basis for a unique approach to her teaching style. Drawing on her expertise in child development, she tailors her lessons to each individual student. For those in school, private lessons complement school programs

Michel Dew is the definition of an entrepreneurial artist. Freelance flautist, songwriter, and educator, she graduated cum laude from the Boston Conservatory in 2013 with a Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance. In addition to flute, she studied piano, voice, and pedagogy. Her teachers include renowned players Geralyn Coticone, Ann Bobo, Jeff Zook, Rhonda Larson, Kazuo Tokito, and Ervin Monroe. She has performed in masterclasses with notable musicians Marianne Gedigian, James Galway, Joseph Silverstein, Rhonda Larson, Amy Porter, and Michel Debost.

As a soloist, Michel has performed professionally in Boston and in the Chicagoland area. She has participated in competitions across the United States and was honored as a finalist in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition. Her woodwind quintet was the winner in the Boston Conservatory Chamber Honors Competition for two consecutive years, and she is a founding member of the Kelkarna Trio, an innovative saxophone, flute, and piano ensemble in Boston. She is also a founding member of Peridiam, a Chicago-based classical/contemporary flute and horn duo.

Michel discovered a passion for songwriting while participating in a ProArts program at the Berklee College of Music. After starting her own band, she made her first professional recording at Studio 52. Her songs incorporate her classical training with her contemporary style, resulting in music that dares to be different.

To achieve her goal of bringing the joy of music to children, Michel established her first private studio in the greater Boston area in 2014. Her 15+ years of classical training, combined with a decade of professional childcare experience, provide the basis for a unique approach to her teaching style. Drawing on her expertise in child development, she tailors her lessons to each individual student. For those in school, private lessons complement school programs

Michel is currently sharing her vitality, knowledge, and love for music with students at her private studio in Evanston, IL.

Find out more here: https://www.dewmusicstudio.com/

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Evanston, IL 60202
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I will always recommend a trial lesson first where we will discuss the students goals and needs. I'll hear them perform for me and we'll have a short lesson where they can see how we'll work together on a regular basis.


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

Michel hold a Bachelors of Music from The Boston Conservatory.


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

$30/30min, $45/45min, $60/60min


How did you get started teaching?

Michel has always had a passion for teaching and passing down her love and knowledge of music. From a young age she realized she wanted to pursue teaching and spreading her love of music to the younger generation of musicians. Right out of college she began to teach students recommended to her through colleagues and former teachers.


What types of students have you worked with?

Michel has worked with a wide array of students from 5 to 55 years old. Michel teaches Beginning to intermediate piano students, beginning to advanced flute students and beginning an advanced vocal students of all ages.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently attended at Musical Theater production one of my  voice students was in. It was a very exciting proud moments for me as a teacher. I love to see my students succeed.


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

Take a trial lesson! It's a great opportunity to see if you are a good fit. I always recommend a trial lesson to any new students.


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

Students should be prepared to talk about their goals, previous experience, pricing and how often they can attend.