Teaching Statement

    My aim as a teacher is to inspire love for expression through music, and encourage each student to continue with music in some capacity throughout their life.

    I have had the privilege to teach music privately in California, as well as at schools such as Laguna Beach High School.

 

    As a classroom teacher, I have instructed students, aged 13-17, in group lessons for flute and music theory, and coaching woodwind students during their summer band camp. The curriculum used includes general sound warm-ups, technical exercises, general music theory and ear-training. My students have gone on to prestigious colleges such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California Irvine, and Brigham Young University.

    In private studio lessons, I have taught flute, music theory, and composition to students between the ages 8-18. I offer lessons to all levels of experience, and strive to meet each student’s needs and work with their current musical knowledge. I believe that music theory is a valuable tool for every student, and I incorporate music theory concepts into their curriculum.

    I look to incorporate diversity into my teaching materials and each student’s repertoire. As a female composer, I have always valued studying the works of female composers (especially those who have been musical pioneers), and incorporating their music into my students’ curriculum, such as Hildegard of Bingen, Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Bebe Barron, and Delia Derbyshire. I believe that seeing musical examples that align with one’s self-identity is invaluable, and strive to make each student feel represented and accepted. For me, the most rewarding part of teaching is seeing a student gain confidence and come into their own as a musician and well-rounded person.