Amanda Kanter has been a flutist for nearly 30 years and has instructed more than 400 flute students during her career as a private flute teacher. Amanda began flute study in the sixth grade and quickly set a goal of attending the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. She auditioned into HSPVA in 1987 and graduated in 1991 with a dual diploma in honors academics and flute performance. Her Classical flute training at HSPVA was further supported by lesson studies with Kathleen Farina, Lisa Hardaway and Albert Tipton.
Amanda’s teaching philosophy includes a commitment to understanding the learning style of each student. She has found that students who struggle to read are sometimes able to easily read music and strategies learned in flute lessons are readily applicable to the written language, as well. Amanda begins working with young students (age 8) by introducing written music notation and simple recorder instrument techniques. These skills provide a strong foundation for future flute instruction. In addition to Classical technique training and repertoire, Amanda introduces students to folk melodies and tunes, including English and Irish music.
Individual lessons are important for developing balanced performance skills. Students are encouraged to develop regular practice routines – working on both school music and lesson assignments. When possible, students are invited and encouraged to join small ensemble groups to build performance skills and independent ‘voice’ work.
The teaching studio schedule is available for your review. If you would like learn more about Celtic Rose Flute or schedule a lesson, please call 503.592-3538.