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Annalise M.

Southborough, MA

$65/hour

Musician, flutist

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University of Massachussets, Amherst

Education

University of Massachussets, Amherst

About Annalise

I am a musician and flutist, with a bachelor's degree (BM) in flute performance. I studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with flutist Christopher Krueger. Other primary teachers include David Houston and Joanna Heim. Although strong in all areas of music history and flute repertoire, I am particularly knowledgeable in early 20th century music, French music, and the Baroque. A recent grad, I have had a couple flute students in the past but put teaching aside as I was concentrating on my university studies and now am looking to teach again.

I studied piano age 4-14 and in the first year of college, so I can also teach beginner-intermediate piano. I was last employed as an IT consultant for the university, which strengthened my skills in assisting people. I was also in the music education department at the university for a couple years, in which I gained experience constructing lesson plans, observing classrooms and teaching classes.


I teach flute at any level of difficulty. In addition I can teach general music, theory, music history, ear training, and beginner-intermediate piano. As a former IT consultant, I may be able to offer tutoring in computer functions or software depending on what's needed.

For parents, you'll find I'm great with kids. For those more advanced in flute, no matter what level I can get you to where you want to be. I strive to collect everything I can to be the best mentor I can be for someone who will find their own happiness in music. It's important to me that you have a good experience in music and are happy in watching your own growth. It's a great feeling to finally accomplish something you've been working toward, whether big or small, and I want to see you get there.

I am a musician and flutist, with a bachelor's degree (BM) in flute performance. I studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with flutist Christopher Krueger. Other primary teachers include David Houston and Joanna Heim. Although strong in all areas of music history and flute repertoire, I am particularly knowledgeable in early 20th Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Southborough, MA 01772
Music:
Ear Training,
Flute,
General Music,
Music History,
Music Theory
English:
English, Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Music History,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ear Training

I was always very strong in ear training. I started piano lessons when I was four, and I learned more by ear and memorization than reading when it came to piano. I've had many piano teachers growing up. One gave me extra lessons in ear training, and I've also been taught to tune pianos.
In college I excelled in aural skills, learning from some of the finest aural skills professors in the country and in the world: Gary Karpinski and Tim Chenette.

Flute

I've taught flute to a couple students before. I started taking flute lessons when I was 8. When I was 17 I placed second in the state for the Massachusetts All-State competition. I'm a student of Christopher Krueger (2011-2015), and have also been taught by Joanna Heim (2007-2011) and David Houston of the Boston Flute Academy (2012).
I attended the University of Massachusetts on the Chancellor's Talent Award and graduated this past spring with a degree (BM) in flute performance.

General Music

I began taking piano lessons when I was four. I took piano lessons age 4-14 and in the first year of college. I started flute lessons when I was 8. My last piano teacher taught me ear training, later completing the aural skills courses with ease in college. I took honor's and AP music theory in high school. In college I took all the music courses to complete a bachelor's in music performance.

Music History

Lessons with my teacher, Christopher Krueger, were in a way as much history lessons as flute lessons - history was strongly tied into my performance studies. Mr. Krueger is a Baroque specialist, so he passed down his signature wisdom to me. I even found a similar hunger for individual research in myself when I developed a specialty of my own. I've formulated pitch sets, analyzed scores, read as many sources I can get my hands on and performed the works of members of La Spirale and related composers such as Jolivet, Messiaen and Varese. This is my specialty. 20th Century Music History class was my favorite. I received an A. For my final paper I used a primary source, Messiaen's The Technique of My Musical Language, as well as others to write an interesting essay drawing the parallels between Messiaen's compositional style and spoken language. My professor, Erinn Knyt, emailed me with my grade, an A, and wrote: "The connection between language and music is one that really took off during the Enlightenment era (i.e. late Baroque/early Classical period), and numerous theorists/philosophers/musicians) have written countless pages about the connection. Your research about the connection between Messiaen's compositional style and theories of language augments current scholarship. You could reinforce your paper with a more detailed case study revealing how his theories and practice coincide. Overall, nicely done."

My specialty is early 20th century music, but I completed all the history courses at the university and am interested in it so that I retain the knowledge almost perfectly and can present it to others with passion. I think about maybe getting my masters in music history someday. It's a thought I toss around sometimes.

University of Massachussets, Amherst

Education

University of Massachussets, Amherst

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Annalise will travel within 20 miles of Southborough, MA 01772.