Studio

Studio Classes

Private lessons are offered right here in our store. Lessons are the key to success in mastering an instrument. Individual attention gives the student customized instruction on how to play the instrument properly and how to read and interpret the music. Lessons are for individuals who are beginners, students who are struggling, band and orchestra members who are bored and want to perform more on advanced music, and even adults who want to beginning playing the flute again after some time off or for players who want to continue learning more. Lessons are typically weekly, and they can be taken long term or short term (i.e., getting ready for solo and ensemble or an audition).

Our teachers are also available for sectionals, master classes, and concerts. Flute Specialists hosts a recital every year to allow all students to perform as a soloist or with a small ensemble.

The Teachers

  • Tatiana Cassetta – Flute, Piccolo, Fife

    Tatiana received her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from West Virginia University and her Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from Michigan State University. She gave her solo debut at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2017. Tatiana performs regularly around the country with BETA Quartet. Tatiana was previously Association Teacher for Flute at the WVU Community Music School and Flute Choir Director at the International Flute Symposium

    Email: [email protected] (Virtual Only)

     

  • Jamie Mandelson – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Voice

    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.

    Email: [email protected]

  • Kasey Martin – Flute, Piccolo, & Recorder

    Kasey has been teaching flute for over 20 years and enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. She is a flute instructor at Madonna University and the Steiner School of Ann Arbor, and is the music director of the Flute Specialists Flute Choir. She is an active performer, holding positions with the Midland Symphony Orchestra, Dearborn Symphony, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Warren Symphony Orchestra, and Motor City Symphony Orchestra.

    Email: [email protected] (Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays)

  • Lydia Moenssen – Flute and Piccolo

    Lydia Moenssen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from West Virginia University. Lydia is an active performer including performances in concert with the US Air Force Band and as a quarter finalist in The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Competition 2020 with the Aether Quartet. Lydia has experience teaching flute and piccolo ranging from beginner to collegiate levels.

    Email: [email protected] (In-person and Virtual)

  • Heather Neuenschwander – Flute & Piccolo

    Heather holds a Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from Oakland University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University. Heather is an active flutist in the Iowa City area and she is the proud director of the Iowa City Flute Choir. Previously, Heather was a high school and middle school director with 5 years of experience teaching in public, private and charter schools, both in Michigan and Illinois. Heather enjoys working with students of all ages and ability levels.

    Email: [email protected] (Virtual Only)

  • Deblon Jackson – Flute

    Award winning jazz flutist and recording artist Deblon Jackson received her Bachelor of Music Education from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was previously a flutist in the US Air Force Band and has taught band in the Detroit Public Schools. She is founder of Classique Productions and Jazz Kids. Deblon has performed with Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and James Tatum at venues including Detroit Jazz Festival and the Max at Orchestra Hall.

    Email: [email protected] (By Appointment)