I have studied the flute privately, and feel very confident in my ability to teach beginning flute students. I can play the full range of notes on the flute and even the high D in the altissimo level of the flute. I have solo, ensemble, and pit orchestra experience with the flute. I also know how to play the piccolo.
I have taken two foundations of music history classes at my previous university which have helped me learn the basics of music history. I have also taken specialty music history classes in popular music, jazz history, and classical music. I am a musician so I not only have a background in music history but I know what it is like to play the music that is discussed in these courses (especially jazz).
I have previous experience with teaching piano lessons to beginning piano students. I studied music in college, so I am very familiar with how to teach basic music skills and how to teach beginning piano skills. I can teach beginning level piano students in a fun and enjoyable way because I keep things interesting, but I make sure progress is made at each lesson.