Music is at its heart, a creative venture, and students need to practice and experience creativity in music.  Anne’s philosophy is to give students the knowledge and technique they need, as well as a solid grounding in classical music, to allow them to explore their creativity unhindered.  Students are encouraged to improvise, and to think about composed music from the composer’s point of view.

Anne always welcomes inquiries from interested students and parents.  Lessons are either 30, 45, or 60 minutes, based on the student’s age and particular needs.

Teaching the 20th Century

My doctoral dissertation, Developing a Pedagogical Model for Twentieth Century Flute Repertoire, discusses the specific needs and challenges of avant-garde repertoire originating from 1900 to 1970. The document includes an overview of the dominant musical styles of the first sixty years of the twentieth century, a curriculum designed to progressively build stylistic and technical competency in avant-garde repertoire, suggested pieces and listening assignments for study, and performance guides for Diaphonic Suite by Ruth Crawford Seeger and Variations for solo flute by Ursula Mamlok.

The entire pdf is available on the University of North Texas digital library: https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1986098/.