Hey there, I'm Amanda!

(and "Dame" rhymes with "name" which makes it pretty easy to remember)

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I'm a professional flute player, a private flute instructor, and even co-founder of my own virtual summer camp, Virtual Woodwind Academy!

Between going to two of the most elite conservatories in the nation and pursuing private-flute study from the age of 10, I pretty much know all there is to know about flute.

 

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- And I've got two main takeaways from my education - 

1. It's SUPER beneficial for students in the long run to have a teacher who is analytical and doesn't ignore any problem (I learned this in my undergrad)

2. Classical musicians don't typically have a lot of fun in their music studies. (why so serious?! Is my main question...)

SOUND LIKE A GOOD FIT FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILD YOU'RE LOOKING TO BOOK LESSONS FOR?

I believe in making lessons fun, while also teaching students to analyze and critique their own playing.

More about me!

​College degrees from...

  • Peabody Institute, MM in flute performance

  • Oberlin Conservatory, BM in flute performance

  • Oberlin College, BA in biology 

I've taught at...​​

  • The International School of Music

  • Virtual Woodwind Academy

  • Sheppard Pratt Schools

  • Baltimore Symphony Orchkids program

  • Young Audiences of Maryland

  • Camp Encore/Coda

I won first place prizes as a soloist in...

  • National Society of Arts & Letters Woodwind Competition

  • Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition

  • Rochester Flute Association Emerging Artist Competition

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And I perform professionally with my flute and percussion duo, Duo Sila