I have taught private flute lessons for 30 years and enjoy teaching all levels of flute players from beginners to advanced students.  From Charles DeLaney at Florida State University I received an emphasis on technique, transposition, memorization and attention to detail.  As a student of William Hebert, piccoloist of the Cleveland Orchestra, I learned how to play in tune, gained insight into orchestral playing and excerpts, and much about musical style.  From Geoffrey Gilbert, major orchestral player and flute professor at Stetson University, I absorbed the full artistic maturity of a great musician's teaching.  As a graduate student I continued study with Karen Yonovitz and Maralyn Prestia at the University of Colorado, both incredibly inspiring and gifted teachers.  Over the years I have fully developed my own teaching style as a synthesis of my training added to my particular insights and strengths as a seasoned performer.  My teaching style is thoughtful and creative, and performance goals are set based upon each student's individual progress and aspirations.  I believe that my role as a teacher is to facilitate the student's progress in all ways: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.