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Skidmore College (English and Music)
University of Rochester (Master's)
Hi, and welcome to my page! I am an experienced flute and piano teacher and writing tutor in the Denver, CO area. I attended Skidmore College in New York on a Music scholarship where I studied flute with Jan Vinci. After that, I received my MA in Literature from the University of Rochester. Recently, I taught English at a private boarding school in Pennsylvania, George School. My favorite books are Jane Eyre, War and Peace, and anything by Charles Dickens or Jane Austen! I have been teaching flute and piano for nearly eleven years. I perform often, and participate in Masterclasses around the country.
My favorite thing about being a tutor is helping students make their intellectual discoveries, and inspiring them to become lifelong learners. It makes studying fun!
My hobbies include: Riding horses, Pilates, running, yoga, tea, skiing, and cycling. Hi, and welcome to my page! I am an experienced flute and piano teacher and writing tutor in the Denver, CO area. I attended Skidmore College in New York on a … Read more
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I received my BA in music from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where I was the recipient of the prestigious Filene Music Scholarship and studied under internationally renown flutist Jan Vinci. I have been practicing flute for twelve years, teaching private flute lessons for seven years, and several of my students have been accepted into nationally recognized flute masterclasses and week-long intensives.
My current and former teachers include: Jeffrey Zook of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rena Urso of Long Beach State, Carol Perkins, and Shannon Christiansen. In addition, I myself have participated in Masterclasses with former LA Philharmonic principal flutist Jim Walker, Boston Symphony's Elizabeth Rowe, composer and performer Gary Schocker, Loren Lind, Sharon Sparrow, and many others.
Most recently, I performed my undergraduate recital as the first student performance in Skidmore's brand new, awarding winning Zankel Music Center. In addition, I continue to perform with local orchestras, flute ensembles, and wind ensembles.
I have experience working with students of all ages and all abilities, children to adults, beginners to advanced. I love sharing the gift of music with others and watching my students grow!