I grew up on rock n roll and have experience in classical, contemporary, jazz and world music. In addition to the classical flute, I also play alto flute, ocarina, quena, and bamboo fife. I am flexible, open minded and happy to tailor my services to the interests of the student. I teach all ages, levels and learning styles.
I love music and I love teaching. I have a passion for passing on my knowledge and making people happy.
I've taken flute lessons with Ammon to help with my doubling. Saxophone is my primary instrument, and Ammon has really helped me to understand the fundamental differences between the instruments, allowing me to transition comfortably to the flute. Ammon has a lot of passion for the instrument and is great at both meeting me at my learning level, and helping me achieve my personal goals. You get the feeling that nothing makes Ammon happier than playing and talking about flute, and that makes each lesson fun. Hour long lessons still seem too short when you consider how much ground we cover and how much fun we have. I never feel like I run out of material to work on in between our meetings.
I start with a free lesson so the student can decide if it is a good fit. I ask questions about the student's interests and if they have played anything before. If so, I ask for a demonstration to assess the playing experience of the student. I answer any questions the student may have. If the student wishes to continue, all lessons thereafter are tailored to the interests and experience of the player.
New York University, Advanced Certificate in jazz studies
New York University, Master of Music in flute performance
Cornish College of the Arts, Bachelor of Music in flute performance
$30 half hour, $50 full hour
First lesson is always free
$10 off first 4 lessons for new students
I started teaching flute in 2008 to children in my neighborhood. I enjoyed the process of learning with the student and watchig them grow, and continued to teach up to the present.
I have taught students as young as 9 and students over 60. I teach all ages and ability levels from beginning to early college. All styles are welcome.