“Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I'm delighted you found my web page! I'm a professional flutist, teacher of flute, and chamber musician in greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. I'm also co-founder and artistic director of Ensemble Belvedere, a Cleveland-based early music group (learn more here) and offer private instruction in flute, baroque flute, and recorder to students of all ages, abilities, and musical levels at my studio located in Brunswick, Ohio.
I hold a Master of Music in Historical Performance degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa) from SUNY/University at Buffalo. I spent an additional three extraordinary years pursuing advanced music performance studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Austria. (And yes, I do speak German.)
As a freelance musician I've taught and performed in many different venues throughout the United States, Europe, and North Africa. Since 2010 I've invested more time in studying and performing on the one-keyed or baroque flute. I'm always thrilled to find opportunities to unite my background in history with my passion for baroque music — however I can also truthfully say that I enjoy ALL styles of music including folk and jazz.
What are YOUR musical goals? I offer private lessons in flute, baroque flute, and recorder and enjoy teaching students of ALL ages, levels and abilities. I love helping my students gain confidence in their playing and musicality. It's not where you start, it's where you end up! Studio hours are flexible — contact me for available times, current rates, and to arrange for your first lesson!