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Mary H.

San Mateo, CA

$65/hr

Professional Flutist and Teacher in San Mateo

Background check passed as of 1/18/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Professional Flutist and Teacher in San Mateo

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Hi, I am Mary, professional flutist in San Mateo, California. I teach all ages and levels of flute and piccolo.

I studied flute performance at Foothill College, UCLA, and California State University East Bay. My first performing employment was with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and I have been performing with opera, symphony, ballet, musical theater and recording orchestras ever since.

My teacher played piccolo with the San Francisco Symphony for many years. I love playing and teaching the piccolo, and in fact hold that chair in some of the orchestras in which I play.

My philosophy of teaching is that wherever the student is in terms of background or goals, we start there and proceed toward realizing the student’s maximum potential. This includes having the most fun possible!

All of the members of my family are musicians. My husband is a percussionist with several orchestras. Our oldest son is a percussion music major in college, and our younger son is a cellist in his high school orchestra.

I currently play for multiple orchestras.

Music:
Flute

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Flute

I perform flute (and/or piccolo) in many orchestras in the Bay Area, including Opera San Jose, Saint Peters Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco Merola Opera Orchestra, Lamplighers Musical Theater, American Musical Theater of San Jose, Nederlander Broadway Productions, Santa Cruz Symphony, Ballet San Jose, Final Fantasty XI Concert Orchestra, and Western Opera Theater.

Mary’s Resources

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OK, now you have spotted and analyzed the difficult passage in your solo or etude. You have played it correctly eight times, at a slow tempo where you are totally in control and confident that you can do it again and again with no trouble. Now, you will turn that spot into the easiest old friend in the piece. First, rest for a few seconds. I like to practice where I can look out at my garden... read more

One of the most frequent questions my students ask me is "How can I learn all of this music in the time I have to practice?" The answer is to be very strict with yourself about WHAT you play, and how many times you REPEAT it to let it sink in. Think about it. The average student, when preparing a piece of music, plays along until something bad happens. Then what does he/she do?... read more

California State University East Bay

Education

California State University East Bay

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 0 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402.


About Mary

Hi, I am Mary, professional flutist in San Mateo, California. I teach all ages and levels of flute and piccolo.

I studied flute performance at Foothill College, UCLA, and California State University East Bay. My first performing employment was with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and I have been performing with opera, symphony, ballet, musical theater and recording orchestras ever since.

My teacher played piccolo with the San Francisco Symphony for many years. I love playing and teaching the piccolo, and in fact hold that chair in some of the orchestras in which I play.

My philosophy of teaching is that wherever the student is in terms of background or goals, we start there and proceed toward realizing the student’s maximum potential. This includes having the most fun possible!

All of the members of my family are musicians. My husband is a percussionist with several orchestras. Our oldest son is a percussion music major in college, and our younger son is a cellist in his high school orchestra.

I currently play for multiple orchestras.

Education

California State University East Bay

Education

California State University East Bay


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402

Mary’s Subjects

Music:
Flute

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Mary’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Mary. View all of Mary’s resources

OK, now you have spotted and analyzed the difficult passage in your solo or etude. You have played it correctly eight times, at a slow tempo where you are totally in control and confident that you can do it again and again with no trouble. Now, you will turn that spot into the easiest old friend in the piece. First, rest for a few seconds. I like to practice where I can look out at my garden... read more

One of the most frequent questions my students ask me is "How can I learn all of this music in the time I have to practice?" The answer is to be very strict with yourself about WHAT you play, and how many times you REPEAT it to let it sink in. Think about it. The average student, when preparing a piece of music, plays along until something bad happens. Then what does he/she do?... read more


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