WHO AM I?
32Years of Experience and Proven Results
In 1987, I began teaching private flute lessons. Since then, I’ve worked with clients of all ages in order to help them explore the world of music with their flute with patience and self-encouragement.
I have studied many different styles of music and specialize in the low flutes, such as alto, bass, contr'alto and contrabass flutes. I use various techniques that I've learned from playing those instruments to improve sound, articulation and note accuracy and tuning.
As a flute educator for 32 years, I have taught ages 8 to 65 in many different styles and at many levels. I personalize the lessons by listening to the student and ask questions about what their needs are. I like getting to know my students through music and sharing my own experience and music with them. I work hard to find the right thing and take the student's studies to heart.
LESSONS I PROVIDE
Making Learning More Enjoyable
“I’VE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL FROM STUDYING WITH MARION AT LEAST TEN YEARS NOW. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO HELP ME WITH SPECIFIC PROBLEMS ON BOTH MY C FLUTE AND ALTO FLUTE. SHE PLAYS ALL STYLES BESIDES CLASSICAL: JAZZ, POP, ROCK (SHE HAD A JETHRO TULL TRIBUTE BAND) AND ESPECIALLY EXCELS AT CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC ON MANY LOWER FLUTES. SHE CAN PLAY PICCOLO IF SHE HAS TO BUT PREFERS C AND LOWER FLUTES. SHE IS AN EXPERT OF LOW FLUTES. SHE IS AN EXPERIENCED ADJUDICATOR AND KNOWS FLUTISTS LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY, ALWAYS PARTICIPATING IN NFA AND THE BRITISH EQUIVALENT. SHE IS FLEXIBLE. SHE’S PLAYED WITH ME AT RECITALS EVEN. SHE HAS A VAST LIBRARY OF PRINTED MUSIC AND ALMOST ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO SHOW ME. MOST OF ALL SHE BELIEVES THAT FLUTE PLAYING SHOULD BE FUN. SHE’S CURRENT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND HASN’T BEEN STRICT WITH ME WHICH I APPRECIATE. I THINK HER FEE IS REASONABLE CONSIDERING HER KNOWLEDGE AND LEVEL OF PLAYING. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER. ”