Studio Policies

I teach in my home, in Inchelium WA, and I also teach via Skype to anywhere in the world! It’s truly amazing what can be accomplished via Skype. It’s almost as good as face to face. I prefer students 10 and older for Skype.

I ask that students show up on time for their lessons. If we are having a Skype lesson, I will chat you to let you know I am ready for you to call. If you are late, you will receive the time that is left. Generally no-shows means no-refunds. If you need to reschedule I am flexible, please just give me 24 hours’ notice, and I’ll do my best to accommodate you. Skype lessons missed or interrupted because of power outages, internet outages etc. will be made up as soon as we can schedule a convenient time. While technology makes a lot happen, sometimes it isn't always on our side!

Would you like a free lesson! Refer a friend and receive a free lesson!! (ask me for more info)

Suzuki Method

I teach children using the Suzuki Method. This method is proven to establish the best foundation and framework for beautiful tone and musicality, for life! It provides a consistent framework that is dependable and organized. For adults, a variety of material and methods will be incorporated depending on your level and previous training. For some adults I use Suzuki too-- it's a wonderful ear training program, and progresses quickly.

I took Unit 1 training with Laurel Ann Maurer.
I took Unit 2 training with Kelly Williamson
I took Unit 3 training with Kelly Williamson

I currently take ongoing additional training with Emma Shubin,
and Roderick Seed.

Students need:

  • A flute in good working order. One with a curved head joint for most students 8 and under. (Nuvo is great for 4 to 7 year olds) Please talk with me before purchasing an instrument. Flute Center of New York usually has the best deal on a student Yamaha flute. If you purchase from them, please tell them you are my student. (I'm part of their teacher program)
  • Beginners will need Suzuki Flute book 1, and the CD. The latest edition played by Lorna McGhee -- a stunning updated edition.
  • A music stand.
  • A metronome and tuner.
  • Other material as directed.