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Mary T.

Orange, CA

$60/hour

Flute instructor with 20 years experience. Patient and reliable

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Bachelor of Music performance and education
flute

Education

Bachelor of Music performance and education (flute)

About Mary

I began teaching privately when I realized I had a knack with challenging students to learn. One of the best decisions I have ever made considering I have been teaching flute lessons for 20 years. I encourage patiently and remove the fear of performing in a concert / recital setting. Not only do students need to learn how to read music and how to play their instrument while reading music, they need to learn to play musically. Considering all the mechanics that go into playing such a beautiful instrument, other aspects may seem daunting. However, I can assure all students that they can reach their potential by adhering to my tutelage. In like manner, I apply patience as the main structure of all lessons and I identify each students weaknesses as well as strengths with a my inborn sense of humor.

Most students progress to the point of entering competitions and I have "helped" them to achieve that goal. They have also placed high in band programs throughout the county. As a "music parent" they have made me proud. This year I had students audition for performances at the Nixon Library and received high honors in their pursuits. We have already begun preparing for next year's auditions.

As students advance I attempt to place them with less experienced members to help them to learn to teach. If a student believes that they understand the laws of music, they should be able to teach these laws, as well. I refer to them as mentors and are encouraged to have sociable relationships with other flute students. I want my students to be fully prepared to teach and/or perform as opportunities arise.

All students have the opportunity to perform together in a flute choir setting regardless of their age and limitations or advances. I try to make sure that they perform at least twice a year in recitals as soloists also.

My curriculum generally begins with the "Rubank" series of etude books although I have also taught from other substantial publications. Soon, I will be trained to teach the Kinder Flute which is geared toward younger students who may be too small to comfortably hold a standard student model instrument. I am also working on becoming certified with the National Music Teacher's Association.

Of my other musical pursuits, I perform frequently throughout Southern California. I am a member of the Orange County Flute Ensemble, Irvine Valley College Wind Symphony and I perform in other area jazz events with Ron Kobayashi. I am also a composer.

I am a mom of 3 adult children, two of which were trained in instrumental music. I also have two doggies.

In closing, my life revolves around music in its various forms. Be it classical, rock, or jazz. I have the capacity to educate and inspire joy in this field.
I began teaching privately when I realized I had a knack with challenging students to learn. One of the best decisions I have ever made considering I have been teaching flute lessons for 20 years. I encourage patiently and remove the fear of performing in a concert / recital setting. Not only Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Orange, CA 92868
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music), Flute
Art:
Composition (Music)

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Flute

I studied music education through Youngstown State University where I studied with Bud Mould. As I continued my educational studies at Irvine Valley College I included composition and performance. I have been teaching the flute and performing for 20 years.

Bachelor of Music performance and education
flute

Education

Bachelor of Music performance and education (flute)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mary will travel within 1 miles of Orange, CA 92868.