Be the best flute player you can be.

Most flutists in middle school and high school do not realize that they have formed bad habits that keep them from rising to their potential and can create long-term physical pain. They don't realize the importance of the details in:

  • Hand and body form.
  • How to start a sound.
  • How to sustain a sound.
  • How to finish a sound.
  • How to captivate an audience in the connecting of the sounds.

Mastering the details of these fundamentals earns students seats in all-district, all-state, and honor bands. They grab the attention of college professors visiting high school bands. Having the undivided attention of an expert to give guidance can go a long way in preventing problems and in bringing beautiful music and honor to a household.
Fluting since 1986
  • Teach private lessons from home
  • Teach Master Classes for junior high and high school band students
  • Instruct flute students at Gaston Day School
  • Gaston Symphonic Band
  • Elementary school presentations
  • Play for weddings, funerals, graduations and other special events
  • Hundreds of worship services
  • Gaston Choral Society
  • Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra
  • All-State and All-District bands in high school

  • Appalachian State University: B.S.B.A. in Management; Music Minor
  • Studied Alexander Technique
  • Took private flute lessons in high school and university
  • Began band in second grade (clarinet first, then flute in third grade)

Continue personal development by regularly attending flute conventions, master classes, and taking lessons when opportunity arises.

Also play piccolo, guitar, flutes from around the world, and some clarinet.
"I enjoy learning new techniques that help me get better so I can see my improvement."

Taylor, Cherryville HS
"When I heard you play
at my school, I thought,
'I want to play like her!'"

Kaitlyn, Lincolnton HS
"You must be famous!"

Student, Cherryville Elementary
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