Meet the Team of Specialists
At Flute Specialists
PRESIDENT, FOUNDER, AND CHIEF TECHNICIAN
Robert Johnson is in demand as a lecturer and presenter and travels across the country providing sales and repair consultations. Robert has a degree in fine art with a focus in painting, sculpting, and metalsmithing. Robert received specialized training in instrument repair from an invitation to study with engineers at the Muramatsu flute factory and facilities in Tokorozawa and Tokyo, Japan. Robert served as chief technician for Muramastsu USA for ten years before founding Flute Specialists, Inc.
Tatiana Nanami Cassetta
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Tatiana received her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from West Virginia University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Michigan State University. She gave her solo debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017. She is a founding member of the award-winning BETA Quartet, and has played in orchestras around Michigan and Central Pennsylvania. Tatiana teaches students of all ages and abilities and regularly presents masterclasses and lectures around the country.
Jamie received her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Wright State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative and Contemporary Performance with minors in Voice Performance and Dance from West Virginia University. She won First Prize in the WSU Concerto Competition and Young Artist Competition. Jamie has taught multiple woodwinds in marching programs throughout Maryland, West Virginia, and Ohio.
ONLINE SALES AND MARKETING / NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Heather has a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Oakland University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University. She previously taught band, choir, and music appreciation in public, private, and charter schools for five years. She enjoys working on the Flute Specialists’ website and editing the newsletter.
Therese Franchini has a BSBA in Accounting from Central Michigan University. She has over 20 years of accounting experience in many industries. Although she isn’t a flutist, Therese has more than 20 years of dance experience. She currently resides in Rochester Hills, MI, with her son, Joey, and daughters Ashley and Katie.