I am passionate about teaching because it is an inherently relational process that unfolds according to each student’s unique needs. I always begin with listening. I “listen” to your flute, but also to your posture, movements, areas of strength, and areas for growth. I have experience teaching all levels, from beginners to music majors. Whether flute is a hobby or a potential career, our lessons will be a place of growth and inspiration where we explore the physical and musical aspects of playing the flute. I have a sensitive eye for technical aspects such as breathing and posture, and my extensive background in music theory will give us tools to explore various aspects of musical structure together.
I am a performer and educator in the Chicago area. I have degrees in flute from Eastman (BM) and Yale (MM) and have almost completed my DMA at Northwestern. My teaching experience began in 2015 at Yale where I taught undergraduate lessons. Since then I have experience teaching flute for a variety of students in a variety of settings, including beginners in the New Haven Public Schools, flute majors at Northwestern, and high school students in the Chicago area. I also teach ear training to undergraduate music majors at Northwestern. My experience performing includes concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, South Bend Symphony, and US Coast Guard Band. In addition to these orchestral experiences, I am passionate about bringing chamber music to new communities. I have performed at the Yale Art Gallery, in Chicago living rooms, a correctional facility, public parks, and public schools. I look forward to meeting you and coming alongside of you in your own flute journey!