Visit my website at http://www.flutely.com for more information about myself and my teaching. My Suzuki flute studio based in San Francisco is currently accepting new students!
I’ve been a music teacher for over 15 years and I love it. I get no greater pleasure than helping students of all ages learn the benefits of smart practice and the joy of music. The Suzuki approach fits very well with my philosophy of music and life. I teach from the classical tradition, and also emphasize improvisation and composition to give my students a well rounded learning experience. I believe that you should play music you love, that there is great music in every genre, and the flute has a place in every genre.
I come from a family of folk musicians and grew up listening to my large family playing guitar and singing harmonies at family gatherings. I have a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota. I am an active performer and have played in orchestras, rock bands, jug bands, Scottish and English dance groups, Flamenco groups, woodwind quintets and trios and a flute percussion duo. I teach and lead the Potrero Hill Flute Ensemble, a group of adult flute enthusiasts. I am a past President of the Upper Midwest Flute Association and am currently a Flute Ambassador for the Bay Area non-profit Awesome Orchestra Collective.