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  • Classical Flute
  • Piccolo
     
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    Alexis MerrittOffering private lessons in
    Bothell, Washington
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    Introduction
    I play flute and piccolo professionally and have maintained a private flute studio since 2004. I grew up in Florida, but moved to the Seattle area in 2007 for my husband's job.

    My Teaching Background
    I have my BM in Flute Performance from Florida State University where I studied with Eva Amsler and Charles Delaney. I continued my studies after graduation with Carl Hall of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
    Before moving to the Seattle area, I freelanced in the Orlando area and was the piccolo player for the Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra. In December of 2007, I toured with the Mantovani Orchestra during their Christmas Holiday tour as their principal flutist.
    Currently I play with the Circle of Flutes flute choir, the Pacific Rim Flutes, as well as freelance throughout the Puget Sound area.

    Since opening my studio in 2004, I have taught students of all different levels and abilities. I love working with them to find ways to make them love and understand both music and the flute. My students have gone on to win seats in honor bands and superiors at solo competitions.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    In my years of teaching, I have discovered that each student's individual personality causes them to learn in their own unique way. I enjoy finding how each student learns and then finding the best way to help them learn to grow as a flute player. I believe flute playing should be fun and enjoyable in both practice and performance, and I encourage this attitude in my studio. I also continue to learn myself, as a flutist and teacher, through lessons, masterclasses, reading materials and even from my own students!!


    Rates And Availability
    I teach in my home studio in Bothell. Please contact me for rates and current availability.