TEACHING STUDIO
Doris Spooner Hall Teaching Studio

Doris Spooner Hall has been a studio teacher at churches, music conservatories, elementary, middle, and high school for many years in group classes and private lessons. She has also taught in higher education (colleges and universities) over 30 years teaching music appreciation classes, music history class, woodwind ensemble, woodwind methods, music for elementary schools, and music for secondary schools, and all flute majors in performance and music education. She has provided and designed many curriculums in the performing arts involving music (instrumental and vocal), visual arts, drama, and dance for elementary, middle, and high schools.




PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING STUDIO FLUTE

I believe in developing the natural gifts of talents of each performer through individualized instruction and positive reinforcement. I am especially interested in developing thinking educators and flutist. I use a system of inquiry designed to create critical thinking, best strategies in teaching, provoke open communication, and create educators and musicians of the highest standards of one's ability. These educators and musicians are prepared to interpret music based on pedagogically sound technique, breathing, tone, and performance. I involve flutist in the selection of their repertoire and encourage students to listen to great artists. I help students establish their own personal music libraries and encourage students to choose literature that interest them. I help students keep practice records and keep a notebook for each student. I enjoy sharing my extensive recording library. I try to create opportunities for students to perform including weekly master-classes, seminars, student recitals, and attending local concerts. My primary goal is to encourage joy in music education, flute playing, and learning to model that excitement.




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