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musician / teacher
Music Lessons
flute / piccolo / piano / music theory
chamber music coaching

Teaching is a both a calling and a passion of mine, having grown up in a music-making family.

I enjoy passing on to my students not only the excellent technical skills an exceptional player must possess, but also an understanding of music theory and music history.

A commitment to music requires great consistency of instruction and personal practice. I welcome students who are eager to learn and take music-making seriously, so they can receive life-long enrichment and enjoyment in the art of music.

All lessons are one-hour. The fee is $65.00

Margaret took our daughter’s playing to a new level, coaching her to audition successfully for district band, select orchestras, and competitions. Margaret blends warm, effective teaching with professionalism and musicality. Friends recommended her to us, and we heartily recommend her to you.

Betsy Rockey

Our daughter has studied flute with Margaret Claudin for almost five years. Her playing has improved greatly as she has won awards and is now the principle flute in our county's youth orchestra. In addition to flute technique, theory and history are often discussed. Margaret is more than just flute teacher. She is supportive and truly cares for our daughter's musical development.

Ann Post
Margaret plays duets with Julius Baker with Sam Hsu watching and drinking coffee.

My lessons with Julius Baker, with pianist Sam Hsu,
provided hours of insight and many fun memories!

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Why Study Music?

Music is a science.
It is exact, specific; and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody and harmony all at once and with exact control of time.

Music is mathematical.
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously.

Music is a foreign language.
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas.

Music is history.
Music usually reflects the environments and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial influences.

Music is a physical education.
It requires exact coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music is all these things but most of all. . .

Music is art.
It allows a human being to take all these elements and techniques and use them to evoke emotion.

Taking music lessons is hard work, but it is also LOTS OF FUN! The accomplishment of sharing a favorite new piece with family and friends in a concert is truly thrilling, showing them how far you have progressed on your musical journey. There is no other feeling like it, and it is the reward for faithful practicing.

Adapted from "Why Teach Music"
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