Flute Studio

flute lessons

I gear my lessons around the artistic goals of each student, whether that be Royal Conservatory exams, music festivals, university entrance auditions, orchestral auditions, celtic and other traditional music forms, learning Baroque flute, playing for sheer enjoyment, or some blend of any of these goals - and, for everyone, experiencing the joy of making music and of expressing ourselves through it. In terms of student instruments, modern, Irish, and Baroque flutes are welcome across genres. Click here for registration for flute lessons.

I current base my active flute studio in a co-operative of fellow music teachers at the Beth Israel Synagogue, 1480 Oxford St., Halifax NS (Jipugtug, Mi’kma’ki). From Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2019 I based my flute studio at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, serving as Head of Woodwinds 2016-2019 before choosing to go independent.

ensemble programming

I run ensemble programming in traditional and Baroque/early music, and run this programming through my new business, the Halifax Institute of Traditional and Early Music. Visit the following links for more information:

Traditional Music - The Trad Ensemble
Baroque / Early Music - The Early Music Ensembles

other services

I give workshops, school band clinics, and masterclasses, in classical flute repertoire and traditional music forms from across Europe and North America, in a wide variety of settings, including in schools and festivals.

Some of our young general recital performers, 2017-2018

Some of our young general recital performers, 2017-2018

Jazz workshop with Carlos Baez, Holly Arsenault, Lukas Pearse, and Damien Moynihan at Woodwinds and Brass Chamber Day, Feb. 23, 2019

Jazz workshop with Carlos Baez, Holly Arsenault, Lukas Pearse, and Damien Moynihan at Woodwinds and Brass Chamber Day, Feb. 23, 2019

Woodwind Department recital, May 26, 2017

Woodwind Department recital, May 26, 2017

Some of my students at Woodwinds & Brass Chamber Day, March 4, 2017

Photo: Michelle Doucette

Woodwinds and Brass Chamber Day Feb. 23, 2019

Woodwinds and Brass Chamber Day Feb. 23, 2019

Woodwind Department recital, June 1, 2018

Woodwind Department recital, June 1, 2018

Baroque style workshop during Woodwinds & Brass Chamber Day, Feb. 2018

Baroque style workshop during Woodwinds & Brass Chamber Day, Feb. 2018

Masterclass with Paolo Bortolussi, Jan. 2018

Masterclass with Paolo Bortolussi, Jan. 2018