Music Education has always been a very important part of my musical life . . .

 

During my undergraduate years at the Oberlin College Conservatory, I was very active in the school's  "Supervised Teaching Program" working with non-music major college students who wanted to study flute for college credit but not be enrolled in the music degree programs.   My work there was supervised by the great educator and Professor of Flute, Robert Willoughby.   This experience has become the foundation upon which I have based my own teaching methodology to this day.   Later coaching with the wonderful flutist and teacher Keith Underwood has also greatly influenced my approach to breathing technique and articulation.  

 

While pursuing a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the Northwestern University Graduate School of Music, I was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.   In the Graduate School of Music I assisted the flute faculty in the training of undergraduate flute students and adjudicated juries each semester.  

 

Since moving to New York I have held positions as flute instructor with many of the fine New York Independent Schools as well as other community based music schools.  Additionally, I have maintined an active private flute studio for many years both in New York and New Jersey - coaching  youth, amateur, and professional players alike.  

 

 

 

Private Teaching Studio -  1993 to present

Greater Newark Youth Orchestra -  (substitute woodwind coach) 2013

Village Community School, NYC   2002-2008

Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Program -  (substitute) 2004 to present

Rodeph Sholom - NYC  (substitute) 2006 to present

The Diller-Quaile School of Music - NYC   1988-1992

City of New York Agency for Child Development, Community Outreach Program  1988-1990

The Rudolf Steiner Schoool - NYC music faculty  1988-1991

The Day School Conservatory - NYC  1988-1991

St. David's School - NYC  1988-91