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Avril C.

Chicago, IL

$40/hour

Private Flute Instructor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/25/14

$40/Hour


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Capital University
Music Industry
Kent State University
Master's

Education

Capital University (Music Industry)

Kent State University (Master's)

About Avril

I am a flute instructor and performer with 15 years of professional experience. I recently left a job where I played in military bands for the past twelve years. During that time I was also able to teach several master classes to a variety of students. Prior to my time in the military, I performed with orchestras and chamber groups, taught private flute and was on the faculty at a small university.

While I believe that music fundamentals are important in developing capable musicians, I also like to focus on what the students want or need to get out of a lesson. Sometimes this may mean coaching music that I wouldn't choose for myself, but that makes the student happy. My goal is not to make every student a professional musician (unless that's the student's goal, of course). I believe so much can be gained from studying music that is beyond music itself. It can also be a way to foster discipline, focus and creativity. Additionally, I believe it can be an extraordinary social outlet. I myself have found my closest friendships though my life of music.
I am a flute instructor and performer with 15 years of professional experience. I recently left a job where I played in military bands for the past twelve years. During that time I was also able to teach several master classes to a variety of students. Prior to my time in the military, I performed with orchestras and chamber groups, taught private Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60616
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
History:
Music History
Sports/Recreation:
Needlework

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Flute

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Industry and a Master of Music degree in Flute. While I was pursuing my master's degree, I was the graduate assistant for the flute studio, which entailed performing in several ensembles and teaching flute ensemble or flute methods class when needed. I have taught privately on and off for 15 years, including at the university level, and I recently left a job with a military band, where, in addition to performing, I was often required to teach master classes to a variety of music students.

General Music

I have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in music and have worked as a performer and music teacher for the past 15 years.

Music History

I have an Bachelor's of Music degree in music industry and a master's degree in flute, both of which required me to take music history classes. Additionally, I have performed chamber music professionally for the past 13 years, which often required me to research program pieces, either to write program notes, or to use as material to speak to crowds about what the groups were about to perform.

Needlework

I have been knitting crocheting voraciously since 2005, though my start in the fiber arts began at a very early age. As a child, I lived on a farm in Montana, and my parents had a wool business. We raised our own sheep and angora rabbits there. My mom was active in the fiber arts community there, and it was from her that I learned to spin and weave when I was 6 or 7 years old. After some time away from that, I taught myself to knit from books as an adult and began attending group knitting nights to become involved with other knitters. I have created many projects and have also taught many of my friends to knit. My great grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 8, and I still do crochet, but I prefer knitting.

Capital University
Music Industry
Kent State University
Master's

Education

Capital University (Music Industry)

Kent State University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Avril will travel within 20 miles of Chicago, IL 60616.