Amanda Taylor

(910) 742-1574 / amanda@amandataylor.me
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Location: Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC area
Availability: Accepting students of all levels. Scholarships available, please contact for more details.
Teacher Statement: I believe the flute is an extension of one’s own voice. I focus on nurturing each of my student’s unique capabilities by creating individualized teaching strategies. My ultimate goal to create life-long musicians. In general, my students learn the best practices for sound production (tone), kinesthetic awareness (posture), and how to speak their musical ideas with confidence.
Education:
Bachelor of Music, University of Louisville (KY)
Master of Music, Flute Performance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Doctorate of Music Florida State University
RYT-200 Journeys in Yoga, Yoga Teaching Certification
Background: I have over nine years of studying flute pedagogy. I’ve held teaching assistantships with Dr. Shelley Binder (Univ. of TN), and Eva Amsler (FSU). I currently play with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra (NC) and have held past positions with the Oak Ridge Symphony (TN), Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (TN), and most recently with the Panama City Pops Orchestra (FL), Northwest Florida Orchestra and Sinfonia Gulf Coast (FL). In addition, I have my yoga teaching certificate (RYT-200). I teach a gentle yoga class at the Wildacres flute masterclass every summer in Little Switzerland, NC. My play professionally with the Cypress Duo, a flute & guitar duo. The Flute Examiner is my online blog about flute and flute pedagogy: http://www.thefluteexaminer.com