Teachers must be current AFS members in good standing (i.e., dues paid). Listing is for informational purposes only and does not serve as a professional endorsement by the Board or members of the Arizona Flute Society. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Dr. Linda Bailey
(206) 915-8735 - voice & t
ext

(480) 306-4029 - voice only

lindabaileyflute@gmail.com

Education

DMA in performance, University of Washington

Theory Certificate, University of Washington

MM in performance, University of North Texas

BM in performance, Portland State University

 

Location

Private Studio in North Scottsdale

70th St. between Thunderbird & Sweetwater

 

Teaching all ages

45 min: $40

60 min: $50

 

Dr. Linda Bailey lives in Scottsdale, AZ. She teaches & freelances in the greater Phoenix area. She performs with DEF Project (Chamber, Fl.Choir & Com. Choir) & the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir (2013-2018).  In 2018 Dr. Bailey was awarded the honor of Principal flute in the NFA PFC. The NFA PFC is an annually auditioned flute choir. Prior to 2018, Dr. Bailey participated in the NFA PFC on both flute and piccolo.

Rebecca Brand
(623) 277-6489

rbrand.32ndnotes@gmail.com

Education

Calvin College, 2001.

 

Location:  Anthem, Desert Hills, Tramanto, New River

 

Teaching all ages & abilities on flute and piccolo.  Also teaching beginner piano.

30 min: $20

45 min: $30

60 min: $40

 

Active teacher and freelance performer.  Aspiring students to achieve their potential with acceptance into H.S. All State Orchestra, Regional Band and Orchestra, ProMusica AZ Orchestra, West Valley Youth Orchestra, 1st chair placement in local band programs, and admittance into college music departments.

Barbara Davis Chao
(480) 706-6167

(480) 201-3749

barbara.chao.flutist@gmail.com

Education

Bachelor & Master of Music Degrees in Flute Performance, Northwestern University

Studied with Walfrid Kujala 

 

Lesson Locations

Home in Ahwatukee

Phoenix College

Jenna Daum
217-972-2445
jennadaum@gmail.com

Creative Flutistry Studio

www.flutelessonsphoenix.com

Education:

DMA, Flute Performance, Arizona State University

MM, Flute Performance, Arizona State University

BM, Flute Performance, University of Illinois 

Jenna is the Adjunct Professor of Flute at Grand Canyon University and Acting Second Flute of The Phoenix Symphony. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities.
and enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. 

Teachers:
Elizabeth Buck (Arizona State),
Jonathan Keeble (University of Illinois),
Jennifer Nitchman (St. Louis Symphony)

Flute Instructor at Phoenix College

Education:

Doctoral Candidate of Musical Arts in Flute Performance - Arizona State University

Master of Music in Flute Performance - Arizona State University

Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance - University of Central Florida

Home studio location: Elliot and Alma School in Chandler

Stephanie Hoeckley is an award-winning flutist and teacher in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Despite having degrees in Music Performance, Ms. Hoeckley is a passionate and engaging music educator. She is currently the Adjunct Flute Professor at Phoenix College, a regular clinician at local flute camps and courses, and teaches at the Colorful Clef Flute Studio, her active private studio with members ages 8-70+. Mrs. Hoeckley is a member of the Arizona MusicFest Wind Quartet, an educational outreach ensemble that performs around the Valley. 

Students of all ages and levels are welcome at the Colorful Clef Flute Studio! Come see how we make learning fun and inspiring! Students can participate in two annual studio recitals (December and June), and there are chamber music and flute choir opportunities available year-round.

Teachers:
Elizabeth Buck (Arizona State University)
Carol Wincenc (Juilliard School of Music, Private Lessons)
Nora Lee Garcia (University of Central Florida)

Dr. Sabrina Hu

480-522-5344

sabrina@sabrinahu.com

www.sabrinahu.com

Education:

BM in Flute Performance - Mannes College of Music

MM in Flute Performance - Royal Northern College of Music

DMA in Flute Performance – Michigan State University

 

Primary Teachers: Keith Underwood, Peter Lloyd, Richard Sherman

 

Dr. Sabrina Hu enjoys a versatile career as a performer and educator. She has performed in many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Concert Hall in Ireland, Beijing University, the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and recitals in Seoul, Korea. Sabrina’s performances have been broadcast live on BBC and RTHK radio and TV. Her performances have been described as “warm, sensitively balanced and flexible” with “emotional engagement…expressive depth” by the Irish Times. Sabrina has been flute faculty at Rhodes College in Memphis in TN, Lycoming College in PA, the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, and Michigan State University as a teaching assistant. Sabrina has worked in several orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Wexford Opera Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. She is a passionate and devoted teacher and has taught a private studio of young flutist who have won competitions and have been accepted to many prestigious festivals. Sabrina believes in inspiring students and working with them at their current level and abilities to bring out the best in every student.

 

Website: http://www.sabrinahu.com 

Current position:

Associate Principal Flute, New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra (Tenured)

Education:

Bachelor of Music - Seoul National University 2006

Artist Diploma - Indiana University 2009

Master of Music - Indiana University 2011

Doctorate of Musical Arts -Arizona State University

Lesson Location:

Chandler/Gilbert area and can travel to Tempe and Scottsdale

All ages and levels are welcome. 1 hour or 45-minute lesson option.

Flutist Jiyoun Hur is an orchestra player and experienced flute teacher who has been teaching for 15 years. She also worked as a teaching assistant at Arizona State University. She has numerous performance experience and competition winning experience, such as Alexander international competition, Hugo Kauder international competition. She has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, twice.

 

For more information, please visit my website or contact me.

Katrina King

480-321-6957

missflutie@hotmail.com

Katrina is a respected, professional flutist and flute teacher in the northeast Phoenix metropolitan area.  Lessons are given in her home, always with a caring and nurturing atmosphere.  Katrina’s students enjoy successes such as:  First chairs in their school bands; Section leadership skills; Top ratings and winnings in solo festivals and competitions; High school All Region and All State placements; Phoenix Youth Symphony and Youth Symphony of the Southwest.  Miss King also enjoys working with students returning to the flute after many years, helping to refine their skills so that they can enjoy their community bands, orchestras, flute choirs and playing in their worship services.

 

Location: Northeast Phoenix, 101 & 51 freeways

 

Lesson Fees: $20/half hour, $40/hour

Reuben Lane
623-582-8332

 

Education:

Degree in Music Ed. - Grand Canyon College Flute Scholarship


Where I teach: In my Home - 101 and 19th Ave - Deer Valley Area
Lesson Fee: $15.00 half hour


About me: Band Director for 30 years / 1st flutist of the 108th Army Band for 37 years
What I expect from students:  Practice 20-30 minutes a day AT LEAST!
What I stress: Correct embouchure for excellent tone, hand position, correct breathing and phrasing, proper articulation, counting, attention paid to dynamics, proper posture, and playing in the proper style for the piece or exercise worked on.  Also the correct way to approach or work on trouble or difficult passages. Students may bring band or orchestra or ensemble music to lessons for help.  I am all about my students' success.  Beside flute, I do have clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, & horn students.

Elizabeth Pickens
North Scottsdale Location
480-860-8806
Elizabeth@fluteteacher.net

Bachelor of Arts, James Madison University

 

No age preference
Hourly lesson rate:  $35.  Half hour: $25



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Abby Simpson Puckett
aspflute.com

Education:

BM in Music Education - Belmont University

MM in Flute Performance - Arizona State University

Primary Teachers: Paul Thompson; Dr. Carolyn Treybig; Dr. Elizabeth Buck; Brian Gordon.

 

About the Studio: The ASP Music Studio is located in Chandler, at the crossroads of Elliot and Alma School. Flute and Piano lessons are available to students of all ages and abilities. Lesson tuition is $25 per 30 minute lesson (four per month), or at a discounted rate of $40 per hour (four per month). For more information, please visit aspflute.com

About the teacher: Abby Simpson Puckett is a versatile flutist, piccoloist, and music educator. She has experience as an ensemble player in orchestras and wind bands, in classical ensembles and commercial ensembles, and as a soloist. As an educator, Abby has taught students of all ages in the classroom, in marching bands, and in private lessons. Abby graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belmont University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and in May 2018 with a Master of Music degree, Flute Performance, at Arizona State University. Abby also holds additional teaching certifications through the Kindermusik preschool music curriculum. Abby has performed with many professional groups, such as the Nashville Ballet Orchestra, the Nashville Cinematic Symphony, and as a substitute musician for the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Phoenix Symphony. In October of 2018, Abby won the Piccolo/2nd Flute position for the Symphony of the Southwest. Abby is passionate about music education and the flute community, and is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Flute Association, and is the Secretary of the Arizona Flute Society.  

Ashley Stahl
321-298-1322
ashleyelizabethstahl@gmail.com

Education:

Bachelor's Degree - Music - Florida State University

Master's Degree in Flute Performance - Arizona State University

 

Locations:

The Music Store (NE corner of Baseline and 101)

Serving Tempe, Chandler, and Mesa

 

Rates:

$20 for 30 minutes

$30 for 45 minutes

$40 for 60 minutes

 

Ashley Stahl has been the flute teacher at The Music Store in Mesa, AZ since 2009. Ashley has been the winner of the AZ Flute Society and the Florida Flute Association college competitions, and she has performed in master classes with some of the world's best flute players. She can often be seen performing in instrumental groups throughout the Phoenix area. Students from Ashley's studio have won the AZ Flute Society competition and have participated in regional honors band, state honors band, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, Arizona Ambassadors, and the Phoenix Youth Symphony. In her teaching, Ashley strives to create an open and positive atmosphere, and she welcomes all students who have a passion for the flute!

Christina Steffen
602.992.3257
christina@azflute.com
www.azflute.com

Education:

BM & MM in Flute Performance - University of Arizona School of Music

 

Locations:
- Mesa Community College (Bachelor Degree program in Music Ed and AA Degree)
- Scottsdale Community College (Bachelor Degree program in Music Ed and AA Degree)
- Private Studio near Tatum and Cactus

 

All levels.  Hourly:  $50    30 minute:  $25

 

Other information: Christina is a professional musician whose students have been selected for the very prestigious National Disney Youth Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra, All-State Band & Orchestra, Regional Bands & Orchestras, PYS Symphonettes, and Symphonic Winds. Her students have also won and placed in the Young MusiciansCompetition, the AFS Competition, the MCCD Outstanding Soloist Competition and others. Christina has performed in many areas of the U.S. and Europe and at several music festivals. “… Her technique is flawless, as are the sounds she creates with her instruments. Of even greater value is her ability to interpret any style of music with authority and authenticity.” (Bob Freedman, Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger) World-renowned flute soloist Viviana Guzman states, “Christina Steffen is a powerhouse flutist…she has a rich warm sound and exquisite technique…” Ms. Steffen is also the founder and music director of Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization, Desert Echoes Flute Project (www.defproject.org).

Education:

Master of Music in Flute Performance - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance - Northern Arizona University

Bachelor of Music Education - Northern Arizona University

 

Locations:

- Private Studio in Anthem

- Music and Arts in Glendale

 

All ages and abilities.  Hourly:  $45          45 minute:  $35          30 minute:  $25

 

Michelle Stolper is an actively performing flutist and teacher in the greater Phoenix area. In addition to playing flute and piccolo with the Phoenix Symphony, she has performed with orchestras throughout Arizona, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Michelle currently directs flute choirs at Boulder Creek HS and Mountain Ridge HS and has worked as a lecturer and ensemble coach at the AFS Flute Camp.  Student accomplishments include placements in Arizona regional and all state ensembles, gold awards at the Indiana State School Solo Competition, first place in regional and international ACE Student Convention, and admittance to college music programs.  

Karen Thomasson

thomasson9@gmail.com

Education:

Bachelor of Music - Brigham Young University, 1981

Lesson Location

Northwest Phoenix/Glendale area

Recital and Flute Choir experiences twice a year

 

All ages and levels - 45 minutes:  $25

I earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University. I have been teaching for over 30 years in Arizona. I teach 10 year old beginners up through college level. I welcome adult students, too. I am involved in various flute performing groups in Phoenix area.

 

In my music studio we learn flute technique, musicality, flute literature and theory. There are group lessons every 6 weeks and a required summer music camp to play and learn together. There are 2 recitals per year and help on any adjudications the student is interested in. I also teach piano students. Come learn with me :)