Teaching Philosophy

As a music educator with over twenty five years of experience in three Countries, I have a strong dedication to nurturing and maintaining a high standard of instrumental teaching, alongside an engaging and entertaining working environment. Over the years, my teaching responsibilities have included a wide range of duties from flute tuition (beginners to graduate level), woodwind tuition, band director, and teaching music fundamentals and music appreciation courses in classroom and lecture settings..

In the late 90's I was provided the opportunity of becoming a graduate coordinator for the innovative ‘Outreach Instrumental Program’ at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I managed a roster of student woodwind teachers, providing teaching evaluations and mentorship throughout the year. This was a real turning point for me as a music educator, as now I was ask to motivate and guide the teachers. This of course assisted my own teaching principles and ideology. 

Teaching, I believe, is a form of ‘active learning,’ which involves inspiring students and staff to reach their full capabilities as musicians and individuals, thus growing through a positive drive and clear direction in each other's work. Passionate about musical sound, I encourage all to listen closely and carefully, and strive to make the connection between our day-to-day lives and the imaginative wonders of music-making. As an enthusiastic, self-motivated teacher and performer, I enjoy and respect the art of conducting, recording and continue to commission new compositions by composers around the World.

Teaching is an art, not a job........ Work it, refine it and communicate your passions....

YOU WILL SEE RESULTS!

'EXPLORING THE LOW FLUTES' WORKSHOP

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