I teach graduate, performance certificate and DMA students at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, as well private lessons on a limited basis, as time allows. Every summer I work with 4 flute students at the Texas Music Festival.
With my husband, oboist Colin Gatwood, I lead an advanced clinic for orchestra woodwind sections called WOODWIND WORK-OUT (contact me).
I also offer these Skype Lessons on an experimental basis during certain months.
Studying Flute Performance at the University of Houston:
Please contact me if you are considering applying for my studio at the University of Houston and I will be happy to answer any questions and guide you through the audition process. (I have 2-3 openings for Fall 2014.)
The Moores School of Music at the University of Houston has much to offer students with an interest orchestral playing and flute performance. Located in the center of Houston, which is the 4th largest city in the U.S, the University of Houston offers students a wealth of cultural opportunities including a world-renowned theater district that includes the Houston Symphony, the Houston Ballet, and the Houston Grand Opera orchestras. Many of the faculty at the University of Houston are professional members of Houston’s many orchestras. Along with my colleagues, Jennifer Keeney, Peggy Russel and Melissa Suhr, we offer a number of group classes and have a combined studio of nearly 30 flutists. With 4 active flute studios at UH as well as the nearby Shepherd School of Music, Symphony, Opera, Ballet and visiting performing artists, there are almost daily concerts for students to attend. At the beginning of the semester, each flute student is assigned an MM or DMA collaborative pianist to work with for lessons, rehearsals and recitals. Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble (AURA) placement is filled by audition each term
Masters, DMA & Performance Certificate: My studio ranges in size from 3-5 students each semester. The course of study is highly individualized with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills related to both technical challenges and to interpretation. I seek students who are willing to take the initiative in reaching the next level of flute playing through thoughtful and consistent practice and performance.
The DMA is academically rigorous and requires being ready to meet the demands of instrumental performance AND scholarship.
The 2 year Performance Certificate is intended for musicians who are at near-professional level and requires a special audition process. I can only advance applicants to the live audition who have whose audition recording demonstrates a high level of technical and musical proficiency.
Undergraduates: Sorry! I do not accept undergraduate students, but am happy to support your growth as a musician through my involvement with your chamber groups and in the many masterclasses organized by myself and the other flute faculty.