Tori Yaussy's Flute Studio

Tori Yaussy's Flute Studio

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Offers online services
Top Pro
Offers online services


Tori Lupinek’s warm, enveloping sound and personality have made their way south to Houston by way of Alaska and Chicagoland. In her aim to be a versatile musician, Tori has found herself in university-level teaching positions, backstage as a production assistant, buried in music as a librarian, and as president of music student social groups. Her performances vary from symphony orchestras and wind bands, to new music ensembles and woodwind quintets. As a musician, Tori believes that “classical” music is for everyone and has the capacity to work wonders on open hearts. In flute lessons, she uses music as a conduit to instill deeper intellectual awareness in her students. Tori takes a fundamentally human approach to every aspect of her varied career as a musician by appealing to the individual, and allowing beauty to grow from there.

I am very happy to be able to offer both in-person lessons in the Houston area, in addition to video chat lessons! I have years of experience working with beginning middle school students, advancing high schoolers, college undergraduate players, and adult beginners. If you love your flute, there is a place for you in my studio!

I believe that each and every student benefits from private music lessons. At the most basic level, private lessons allow students to have a one-on-one relationship with an adult outside of the formalities of a classroom setting. It is important to me that my students understand that flute lessons are a safe space in a world spinning faster by the day. I teach students to engage and question, and I encourage self-discovery. In lessons, we have fun, we learn, we make music. Oh, and we learn how to play the flute too!

I am specialized in audition preparation and I incorporate body awareness techniques into my teaching. I have years of audition preparation experience, and body awareness has helped me personally. I enjoy passing this unique information onto my students because no one helped me with it when I was their age!


Current Top Pro
Hired 1 time
1 employee
7 years in business
Serves Houston , TX
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

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Students age

10 - 13 years old, 14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old

Student experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 - 2 yrs of formal training, 2 - 4 yrs of formal training, 4+ yrs of formal training

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Musical styles


Student has instrument

Students who have an instrument

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

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    My daughter is a beginner and Tori is wonderful working on proper positioning of the instrument and encouraging her to advance her skill. Extremely pleased with her service!
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    April 15, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    Our first lesson is usually a get-to-know-you lesson. We have a laid back conversation about our hobbies and interests. I always ask students if there is a specific area of their playing that they need help with. We also establish a realistic practice schedule. After our first lesson, I have a tried-and-true method to develop beautiful tone and memorize fingerings. This process usually takes about one school year. Students have to understand that learning takes time. They aren't going to become a rockstar overniight, but they will be good musicians when I'm done with them! 

    Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance, DePaul University

    Master of Music, Flute Performance and Literature, University of Illinois

    Years of performing experience

    10 years of audtion experience

    Extensive Alexander Technique lessons

    Standard rate: $50/hr

    1hr lesson $50

    45 min. lesson $37.50

    30 min. lesson $25

    I started teaching when I was in high school, when neighborhood beginner flutists started coming to me for tips and advice. My first experience teaching lessons was as a senior working with beginners. That was a challenge! 

    6th grade beginners

    Adult beginners

    6th-12th grade

    College undergraduates

    Underpiveleged students

    Students with learning disabilities

    One of my 6th grade beginners understands ALL of her enharmonic equivalents!! This was very exciting and impressive for a beginner! 

    99% of the time, you get what you pay for! Find a teacher with at least one degree in either music education with a flute performance minor, or flute performance. On the other side of that coin, you will pay a very pretty penny for lessons with world-class performers, but not everyone knows how to teach well. Some teachers are more strict and really push students to perform well, and others conduct lessons in a more relaxed style. It is important to find someone who can cater to your individual learning style! That is the mark of a master teacher. 

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