The Kansas State University Flute Studio
- Each student is an individual. Everyone has unique strengths and weaknesses in their playing and it is my job to foster growth in both areas. Additionally, learning styles vary from person to person and both the students and I are responsible for figuring out what style works best for each of them.
- Regardless of major or level, all students study privately with me. Students have the option of taking 1- or 2- credit hour lessons (30-minute or 60-minute).
- Students learn about musicianship through individual lessons, group masterclasses, participation in flute ensemble, and attending music events. Each of these experiences provides a different way of teaching the elements of music and flute-playing.
- Students majoring in music typically plan to pursue careers in the field of music whether as music educators in the public schools, performers in professional ensembles, private studio teachers, or any number of other professions. Students who graduate from K-State should have a firm understanding of and ability to perform music from many musical periods and varying levels of difficulty. The members of the studio challenge and support each other to be the very best musicians and colleagues they can be.
- Music minors and non-music majors are encouraged to audition to be a part of the flute studio. These students are extremely talented and help connect the other parts of the university with the school of music. Usually, these students are very busy, yet make the time to study the flute simply because they love music.
- Students will get out of lessons what they put in to them. Every hour of practice, listening, and analysis is an investment in one's own musical future.
Who we are
- In the Spring of 2012, the flute studio was comprised of 16 students.
- 1 graduate student (German major)
- 5 seniors (4 music majors, 1 psychology major)
- 1 junior (communications major)
- 3 sophomores (all music majors)
- 6 freshmen (5 music majors, one nutrition science major)