Elizabeth Samse is a specialist in flute and piccolo, and teaches privately as her primary vocation. She has specific expertise in helping students with the unique task of learning the art of playing the flute. She keeps her students motivated, challenged, and continually progressing.
Why Private Lessons?
Private lessons provide individual attention to each student, ensuring proper development of embouchure, hand and body position, correct fingerings, etc. If these things are not addressed at the outset, they can become real problems later on. For students who are only enrolled in school band, they may not get the kind of individual attention necessary to set them up for success. This can lead to frustration, and eventually, a desire to quit music altogether.
“I teach a comprehensive approach to flute playing, emphasizing study of tone production, technique, repertoire, theory and sight reading. I do not use a one-size-fits-all teaching approach—instead, I get to know my students and utilize methods suited to their personality and learning style. I encourage competition level playing for students with the ability and desire, and provide regular performance opportunities, through group lessons and recitals, for my students of every level.”
Samse Studios Flute Lesson Policies
Below are the policies for Samse Studios flute lessons. These policies are intended to ensure that we all understand our responsibilities, how payments work, schedule changes and what is expected in order to get the most out of the learning experience. Please review these policies. When you register for lessons, we will ask you to sign a copy indicating that you have reviewed and approved the policies. We look forward to seeing you and getting started on this musical journey.
- "[Elizabeth has] taught me more about flutes, music, and myself than I could ever thank [her] for."
- "Flute-playing seems so much more enjoyable now! It's given me a lot more confidence."
Elizabeth Samse holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Central Washington University, home of the northwest’s largest music school. She majored in music and Spanish, with emphases in ethnomusicology and flute performance. In addition to her studies in Western music, she received a grant from the university to study South American flutes in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Elizabeth has taught and performed in the Seattle area since 1999. As a freelance flutist, she has given regular solo recitals and performed in both small and large ensembles. As a teacher, Elizabeth maintains a large private flute studio, and occasionally works as a clinician with local school band programs.
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