Location: In-person and online via Zoom. Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Academy of Music in Matthews. I may have slots open at my home studio in the Steele Creek area.
Availability : I teach 6 days a week at the academy – currently accepting new students.
Teacher Statement: I have taught all ages and levels from as young as 5 to post retirement, so lessons are tailored to the individual’s needs and ambitions. All students have frequent informal performance opportunities at the Charlotte Academy of Music recitals, and are also encouraged to participate in many other competitions and events according to their level and desires, which include RAFA Contest and Review, NFMC Festival, All District and youth orchestra auditions, and NFA competitions.
Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) University of Memphis
Master of Music (Flute Performance) University of Memphis
Major Teachers: Paul Eaheart, Bruce Erskine. Special flute studies with Murray Panitz, Benoit Fromanger, Kathleen Chastain, Alexa Still, Jan Gippo, Eric Gratton, Becky Arrensen.
Background: Connie Beach Hillard has played with the Germantown, Tupelo, and Memphis Symphonies, and the Charlotte Symphony and Charlotte Philharmonic, and Union Symphony. She served as associate director of the Charlotte Flute Choir, Junior Flute Choir, and is actively performing in numerous other local free lance organizations, including CPCC Theater and Children’s Theater productions. Before coming to Charlotte in 2001, she was an active performer and teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, having performed live and in the studio with Isaac Hayes, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, and numerous area church, free-lance orchestras, and chamber groups. She was a featured soloist with the Germantown Symphony, performing the Nielsen Concerto and the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with Carrol McLaughlin. In Memphis, she was co-founder and past president of the Memphis Flute Society and past president of the Germantown Collierville Area Piano Teachers Association.