I teach students of all ages and abilities and am passionate about helping flutists reach their goals, whether it be learning their first notes or getting into top music schools. I have been extremely fortunate to have studied with some of the world's greatest musicians, and I feel a strong sense of duty to pass on the knowledge and love for the craft that they have imparted to me. 

With over 12 years of private teaching experience, I have helped students get into the college music programs of their dreams, including pre-college programs at prestigious schools such as the Manhattan School of Music and the Mannes Conservatory. 

Lessons are tailored to meet your individual goals and personal musical interests. Apart from spending our lesson time playing the flute, we can also chat about your longterm musical goals and how to reach them, create an individualized practice plan, or even talk about social media strategies for classical musicians. I am here to help YOU and want you to make the most out of our time together. 


I believe that the most important characteristics a student can possess are the willingness to work hard and the desire to improve (also a good sense of humor always comes in handy!). The relationship between teacher and student should be built on mutual trust and respect. If all of these things can fall into place, great progress is possible! 

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Due to the current pandemic and social distancing measures, I am currently teaching 100% of lessons online. My private students in the NYC area are enjoying the convenience and safety of continuing their lessons through virtual learning, and I have loved being able to expand my student base to a global level! I plan to continue offering online lessons even after things return to normal- all you need is a computer/cellphone/tablet and a stable internet connection. 

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