Hi, I am Mary, professional flutist in San Mateo, California. I teach all ages and levels of flute
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.
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.
24 hours notice required
Travels within 0 miles of San Mateo, CA 94402
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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...
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?...