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  • Do you ever feel like your fingers won’t move fast enough?

  • Are you struggling to find your own beautiful sound?

  • Have you ever felt unsure about those complicated rhythms you see in your music?

  • Do you practice and practice and practice, but nothing seems to stick?

  • Are you having trouble trying to figure out how practice fits into your routine?

I’ve been there too,
and I’d love to help you!

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If you love music and want to improve on your instrument, you belong here, even if you’re not sure where to start. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I want to meet you wherever you are right now! I’ve worked with students from age 8 to 83, so whether you’re young or young-at-heart I can help you with your musical goals in lessons that are designed

just for you.


  • Learn and master my #1 Most Important Rule of All Music All the Time Ever (If you already know how to count, it’s easier than you think!)

  • Learn how to find your own most beautiful sound.

  • Learn how to make your fingers fly!

  • Learn why your everyday breathing isn’t working for your instrument, and then discover the secret to breathing like a musician.

  • Learn about tonguing: what does that mean? Why is it important? What does it have to do with bread?  

  • Learn about how to deal with those performance nerves, and why it’s OK to feel that way.

  • Learn how to make music an everyday habit!

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All that sounds great!
But how do lessons work??

Welcome to
your lesson!

  • First, I want to hear how your week has been - what awesome things happened to you? What was maybe not-so-awesome that I can help you with?

  •  Then we’ll get into how the week has been for your practicing - what worked? What didn’t? How can we make the good parts into a habit for you? 

  • Lessons aren’t a lecture, they’re a conversation! Once we start playing, we’ll spend a lot of time talking about what you hear and feel while you’re playing, and what you like or don’t like about that. Then we talk about what to keep and what to change, how to fix the stuff you don’t like, and how to be your own teacher at home. 

  • At the end of each lesson, you’ll get an email including notes from your lesson, ideas and techniques for practicing, and your assignment for the week. Come to your lessons well-prepared and with an open mind and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you improve!

In addition to practicing by yourself (I know that it’s not always the most exciting thing!) you’ll have assignments where you play duets (or even trios or quartets) with me using our Chamber Music Karaoke recordings.

Students will show off their work in a recital at the end of each semester and will have opportunities to enjoy their success preparing for a variety of auditions and competitions.

Join the chamber music program to play in small ensembles with other studio members! At monthly rehearsals, you'll get the opportunity to play other members of the flute family, and your group will show off at the recital each semester!

My Teaching Philosophy

As a young musician, I had adults around me who believed that nothing was out of reach as long as I was willing to do the work it took to get there. I wasn’t born a flute playing genius, and I bet you weren’t either! As a teacher, I believe that it doesn’t matter what level you are at when we start working together. It’s my job to build on the things you already know, show you how to make new skills part of your daily music diet, and help you to make those skills grow.


Location and Tuition

In-person lessons are available (proof of COVID-19 vaccination required) in Redmond, WA near Sunrise Elementary. Online lessons using Zoom are available worldwide!

Single Lessons

Do you have a performance coming up and want a little extra help polishing up that piece? Are you looking for advice or ideas about just one aspect of your playing - tone, articulation, whatever? If so, a single lesson might be right for you!


45 minute lesson: $60.00

60 minute lesson: $80.00


Weekly Lessons

Are you just starting out on your instrument and looking to create a solid foundation? Have you been playing for a couple of years and want to start making big improvements with weekly lessons? Semester enrollment is for you!


Here are the important details:

  • 18 weekly lessons per semester - semesters start in September and February each year

  • Time off for school breaks and holidays built into the schedule - no stress about rescheduling those lessons!

  • In-person students participate in the end-of-term recital to show off their work

  • Flexible summer scheduling!

  • Discounted tuition for 18-lesson package


Summer Lessons

Summer lessons are great for staying in shape or adding new skills before the next school year! Lesson scheduling is flexible to accommodate your other plans. Your summer registration guarantees you a spot in the studio for the following school year!

(Sorry - no poolside lessons!)

Enrollment now open!

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Studio member accomplishments include:

  • All-Northwest Honor Band

  • WMEA All-State Honor Band

  • WMEA All-State Orchestra - Principal Flute

  • WMEA Junior All-State Honor Band

  • Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • Top ratings at solo & ensemble contests

  • Top placements in school ensembles


Join the studio!

Please complete the form below - I'll contact you within 48 hours to chat about the studio and help you register for lessons!

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