The private instruction I give is tailored to the individual needs and strengths of each student, covering toneproduction, breathing, intonation, technique, musicality and repertoire, thereby providing extra help and/or extra challenge and inspiration as needed.
I have been teaching and playing flute and piccolo in the western suburbs of Chicago for over thirty years and have extensive experience teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, ages nine through adult.
I love to teach! It is so rewarding when students succeed in producing a gorgeous sound or conquering a difficult passage. It's fun to see how thrilled - and sometimes surprised - they are at their own ability. Students' improvements on flute build their confidence with other challenges and give them valuable inspiration for overcoming obstacles.
The discipline of being a great musician is taught with patience and kindness. My child does not like having to miss lessons during vacations. She is learning and having fun. Flutejoy has a good relationship with the music instructors at our local schools. The lessons both compliment and contrast what is taught in the school band.