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Chamber Music Coachings: 
As an award-winning chamber musician, I offer Chamber Music Coachings to students of all levels and instruments. If you are interested in having a coaching with me, please send me an email. Coachings can be on-going or occasional. Chamber Coachings include: learning ensemble repertoire, stage presence, ensemble communication, balance, intonation, and tone blending. I’d also be happy to help any group that would like expert advice  prior to a competition or performance. If you are out of the area, I offer coachings via Skype. Fee: $95/hour.

Sight-Reading Lessons:
If you need to brush up on your sight-reading skills, I offer sight-reading lessons for students of any instrument. During these lessons, students will learn tips to improve their sight-reading skills and will go through a wide variety of sigh-reading exercies in a myriad of keys, meters, tempi and styles. My current private students will already recieve this in their lesson. Fee: $79/45min lesson or $95/hour.

Ensemble Music Help:
Do you need help learning your ensemble music? If so, you can schedule an occasional lesson with me that will focus on learning these challenging band or orchestral pieces. If you are one of my current private students, this will be incorportated into your lesson. If you are not my current students, please email me to schedule a lesson time. These lessons are only for flutists. Fee: $79/45min lesson or $95/hour.

Audition Help:
If you are auditioning for any of the local youth symphonies or are auditioning for college entrance (for music majors), I offer Mock Auditions. Participating in a Mock Audition is imporatant because students gain critical auditioning practice and they receive a written evaluation on their audition. Mock auditions help to get some of the initial jitters out prior to the actual audition. Fee: $26/15min Mock Audition.

Music Theory Lessons (ABRSM Theory Grades 1-5):
Music Theory Lessons are open to musicians of any instruments. Lessons will prepare students for the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) Theory Exam. Fee: $79/45min lesson or $95/hour.

Topics covered in Grade 1:
  • Note values of whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes and their equivalent rests, tied notes, single-dotted notes and rests.
  • Simple time signatures of 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4, bar-lines and the grouping of the notes listed above within these time signatures. Composition of a two-bar rhythm in answer to a given rhythm starting on the rst beat of a bar.
  • The staff. Treble (G) and bass (F) clefs. Names of notes on the staff, including middle C in both clefs. Sharp, at and natural signs, and their cancellation. 
  • Construction of the major scale, including the position of the tones and semitones. Scales and key signatures of the major keys of C, G, D and F in both clefs, with their tonic triads (root position), degrees (number only), and intervals above the tonic (by numbers only). 
  • Some frequently used terms and signs concerning tempo, dynamics, performance directions and articulation marks.
  • Simple questions will be asked about a melody written in either treble or bass clef.
Topics covered in Grade 2:
  • Review of Grade 1 topics.
  • Simple time signatures of 2/2, 3/2, 4/2 and 3/8 and the grouping of notes and rests in these time signatures. Triplets and triplet note groups with rests. Composition of a simple four-bar rhythm  starting on the first beat of the bar and using a given opening.
  • Extension of the staff to include two ledger lines above and below the staff.
  • Construction of the harmonic and melodic scales. Scales and key signatures of: AM, BbM, EbM, Am, Em and Dm. The root position triads in the same keys, degrees (numbers only) and intervals above the tonic (numbers only).
  • More vocabulary of common music terms.
Topics covered in Grade 3:
  • Review of Grades 1-2.
  • Compound time signatures of 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 and the grouping of notes and rests within these times. Thirty-second notes and rests. Composition of a simple four-bar rhythm which may start on an upbeat. Introduction of basic phrase structure.
  • Extension of the stave beyond two ledger lines. The transposition of a simple melody from the treble clef to the bass clef, or vice versa, at the octave.
  • Scales and key signatures of all major and minor keys up to and including four sharps and ats, including both harmonic and melodic forms of minor scales, with their tonic triads (root position), degrees (number only), and intervals above the tonic (number and type). 
  • More vocabulary and signs.
Topics covered in Grade 4:
  • Review of Grades 1-3.
  • All simple and compound duple, triple and quadruple time signatures, and the grouping of notes and rests within these times. The double whole note and rest. Double-dotted notes and rests. Duplets. Composition of a four-bar rhythm.
  • Alto clef. The identication of notes in the alto clef in any of the keys set for this grade (see below), and the transcription at the same pitch of a simple melody from the treble or the bass clef to the alto clef, and vice versa.
  • Double sharp and double at signs, and their cancellation. Enharmonic equivalents.
  • Scales and key signatures of all major and minor keys up to and including ve sharps and ats, with both forms of minor scales. Technical names for the notes of the diatonic scale (tonic, super- tonic, etc.). Construction of the chromatic scale. All intervals, not exceeding an octave, between any two diatonic notes in any of the keys set for this grade.
  • The identication and writing of triads (root position) on the tonic, subdominant and dominant notes in any of the keys set for this grade. The recognition of root position chords on the tonic, subdominant and dominant notes in any of the keys set for this grade.
  • More terms and signs, including the recognition and naming of the trill, turn, upper and lower mordent, acciaccatura and appoggiatura.
  • Basic knowledge of the standard orchestral instruments.
Topics covered in Grade 5:
  • Review of Grades 1-4.
  • Irregular time signatures of 5/4, 7/4, 5/8, 7/8 and the grouping of notes and rests within these times. Irregular divisions of the beat including quintuplets, sextuplets, septuplets, octuplets and nonets.
  • Tenor clef. The identication of notes in the four clefs in any of the keys set for this grade (see below).
  • The transposition at the octave of a simple melody from any clef to another. The writing at concert pitch of a melody notated for an instrument in Bb, A or F, and vice versa (the interval of transposition up or down will be given).
  • The writing in open score, using treble and bass clefs, of a passage for SATB written on two staves, and vice versa. 
  • Scales and key signatures of all major and minor keys up to and including six sharps and ats. All simple and compound intervals from any note.
  • The identication of the root position, first inversion and second inversion  forms of the tonic, supertonic, subdominant and dominant chords in any of the keys set for this grade. The identication of the I 6/4-V in any of the keys set for this grade. The choice of suitable chords, using any recognized method of notation, at cadential points of a simple melody in the major key of C, G, D or F. 
  • The composition of a simple melody of not more than eight bars, using a given opening and writing for a specic instrument (some choice will be given). Appropriate performing directions relating to tempo, dynamics and articulation will be required. 
  • More terms and signs. The recognition of ornaments, including the replacement of written-out ornamentation with the appropriate signs.
  • Questions about a passage of music written for voices or instruments appropriate to the grade will include questions on the types of voice and names of instruments, the clefs they use, instrument family groups and the basic way by which they produce sound, as well as points of general musical observation designed to test the candidates ability to apply theoretical knowledge to actual music.