I am Alice and I love to teach! I have taught students of all ages, providing help with homework and school subjects. I have also taught the flute for many years.
My unique background as a credentialed educator and a professional flutist provides me with the tools to be a successful teacher.
I have both a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and a Master’s of Science in Education from Sarah Lawrence College. I am MA certified in K-6. My performance background, coupled with my Education degree give me the ability to understand how students learn and to help my students in a way that works for them as individuals. I have worked with all ages and levels from elementary school to college with different learning styles and requirements.
What I offer as a K-6 Tutor
I am not just a classroom teacher -- I am an educator with a broad range of teaching experiences. My work for CollegePilot, the Math Forum, and Kaplan was creating math problems to reinforce targeted mathematical concepts to stimulate learning and retention. As the science teacher for an alternative sixth grade program, I was responsible for creating and teaching the science curriculum. While working for a local environmental organization, I created and delivered original nature and science programs for elementary aged children.
My training at Sarah Lawrence was child-centered and emphasized the philosophy that “teaching is indeed an art; it is always being made and remade, and it is never finished”. I have brought that philosophy to my educational work in schools and in music, nurturing the potential in each student. In addition, I am the mother of two boys in their twenties, so I have a broad understanding of young people throughout their development.
What I offer as a Flute Teacher and Coach
I am also a flutist with an extensive performance background including 9 years as an orchestral flutist in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, freelance work in the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, chamber playing and solo appearances. I bring this rich experience to my students through my teaching. For more than twenty-five years, I have achieved excellent results with my students, who become better flutists and, even more importantly, acquire a lifelong love of music.
My flute lessons offer a positive, nurturing environment tailored to the individual student of all levels, letting them enjoy playing the flute and excel, too. Each student has opportunities to explore different styles of music and to earn through the music they like.
I will help with school band and orchestra music (move up in seat assignments) and preparation for contests and festivals.
Performance opportunities for students include: out-reach programs in nursing homes, hospitals, cafes;student recital opportunities to show-case achievements in a supportive atmosphere, and flute ensemble performances and classes.
I want my flute students to learn as well as to enjoy their musical experience. By doing that, they not only achieve the self-confidence and satisfaction that comes from mastering a musical instrument, but are able to use their music to make a contribution to the world around them.
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