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About Celtic Rose Flute

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.

Following graduation from HSPVA, Amanda studied flute at University of St. Thomas and Western Washington University performing with the University Symphony and the New Music Ensemble. In 1994, Amanda traveled to Europe with the Collegium Musicum (Early Music Ensembles) and performed in Hungary and Italy. In December 1994, Amanda returned to the Houston area and opened a teaching studio. Between 1994 and 1997, the Celtic Rose Flute studio grew to include 40+ flute students. Additionally, Amanda volunteered extensively in support of music programs in both public and private school systems.

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.

Celtic Rose Flute opened in 1997 in Bellingham where Amanda actively volunteered for local music programs in the public and private schools while building a thriving instruction studio. Now living in Portland, Oregon, Amanda is excited to begin a new teaching adventure in her favorite city! Amanda has been gradually increasing teaching studio availability and is happy to invite new students to begin lesson study.

Teaching studio schedule is available for your review. If you would like learn more about Celtic Rose Flute or schedule a lesson, please call 503.309.5825.

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