Private Lessons

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Schools I teach at:

 

Ms. Lopez's teaching schedule is currently accepting lessons for the 2017-2018 school year. She teaches students in the Leander Independent School District. Lessons are held weekly & start on a mutual start date.  She is also available for masterclasses, sectional/ensemble coaching, Region Band judging, Solo & Ensemble judging, competition judging, single lessons (ie, play Region music or UIL solo), & other related events. For all inquiries, email at rlop...@yahoo.com, &/or call my cell phone at 713-927-3558. To learn more about Rachel & her teaching history, please view Musical Background & Resume pages on the left.

 

Recent student accomplishments include Texas All-State Bands, Region Band members, UIL State Solo Gold medals, CPHS Solo Contest Finalists, UIL Outstanding HS State Soloists, & MS Outstanding Soloists. Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments for this school year: 

Katie Willig - Texas 6A All-State Symphonic Band; Area Band; Region 32 High School 6A Wind Ensemble (1st chair)


Kendall Smith - Region 32 High School 6A Symphonic Band

 

Mina Kim - Region 32 High School 6A Symphonic Band

 

Sophie Wills - Region 32 Middle School Orchestra & Wind Ensemble, Outstanding 8th grade Soloist

 

Asha Fischer - Region 32 Middle School Advance, District Band


Chris Kim - Region 32 Middle School Advance, District Band; Outstanding Soloist, Honorable Mention


Gabrielle Mazet - Region 32 Middle School District Band


Chloe Levy - Outstanding 6th Grade Soloist


Maya Vigil - Outstanding 6th Grade Soloist


Klarah Sosa - Outstanding Soloist, Honorable Mention


Payment and scheduling:

 

Lessons will be scheduled to try to accommodate both of our schedules. I will be available during class, after school, & weekends. I may also be available to teach in your home in select nearby areas. Lesson rates at your home are $55 an hour for individuals, or if in the school, rates will vary by location. Please note that lessons in your home are available only for 45 minute or hour lessons (unless other student lessons are scheduled at a same/nearby location & time). Lessons are to be paid at the first lesson of the month (usually 4). If you know for sure you cannot make a lesson (holidays, Dr.'s appt., field trip, etc.), just adjust the month's number of lessons accordingly & let me know. If you must miss a lesson due to illness, please notify me 24 hours in advance via email &/or cell phone. Makeup lessons will be given to individuals that give sufficient notice and may be rescheduled (if possible), or additional time can be added to other lessons.

 

 

Music Materials to Purchase:

 

Here are several books I frequently use during lessons that I encourage students to buy, bring to their lesson, & to use in their own practice. You do not have to get all books, but do get one or more that you want that you think suits your needs, playing level, and interests. You may order these & many more through:

Strait Music (Austin)

Carolyn Nussbaum's Flute Shop (Dallas)

Flute World (MI

Amazon

 

In addition to some music books listed below, students are required to have their own metronome & tuner, which you can buy through the above sources.  Also have a binder with notebook paper or a spiral notebook.  I also highly encourage students at all levels to purchase a breath builder, which helps immensely with breathing & tone (purchase at Carolyn Nussbaum).

Beginner Level (1 year; up to 7th grade):

 

Rubank - Elementary Method

Rubank Book Of Flute Solos, Easy Level

Trevor Wye: A Beginner's Book for the Flute Part One


Intermediate Level (7th-9th grade):

 

Rubank - Intermediate Method

24 Short Concert Pieces (Cavally)

Concert & Contest Collection (Rubank/Voxman)

Rubank - Selected Duets Volume 1 {yellow} - for middle school

Rubank - Volume 2 {orange} - for high school

Advanced (advanced junior high, high school & beyond):

        in addition to some books mentioned in the Intermediate level

 

Rubank - Advanced 1 & 2 Methods: level suggestion, Advanced 1 for 8th-10th, & Advanced 2 for 11-12th


            Trevor Wye - Practice Books for the Flute

                  1. Tone *suggested for students at all levels*

                  2. Technique

                  3. Articulation

                  4. Intonation & Vibrato

                  5. Breathing & Scales

 

Voxman - Selected Studies: junior high and high school level etudes

 

Flute Etudes Book (European American Music Corporation):  TMEA high school flute etude book; similar to Voxman with some of the same etudes

 

Melodious and Progressive Studies for Flute by Robert Cavally, Book 1 {blue}, Book 2, & Book 3 {yellow}: advanced junior high, high school & beyond level etude books

 

Anderson - 24 Studies, Opus 33: high school level etudes


48 Famous Studies for Oboe or Saxophone By W. Ferling: standard advanced etude book for oboe/saxophone that I often use for piccolo


Any other etudes & solos you find or have that you would like to work on! For an extensive list of solos to consider playing for solo contest, view the UIL solo list above.


Rachel