Are you tired of feeling bored/left out in band lessons?
Do you want to do more with the flute?
Do you have your eye set on being in All-County, youth orchestra, or All-State?
Do you feel stuck when practicing?
Do you find yourself wondering if there’s more to music?
Do you want to explore what the wider music world has to offer?
PARENTS: Do you wish your student got more individual attention than they do in school band?
Hi! I'm Dustin White, and I'm a flute teacher.
I’m a flutist and teacher with a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in flute performance and education. I have TONS of teaching experience and have worked with students in public schools as well as privately. My students have ranged from adult amateurs, to college students, all the way to elementary students.
What does a flutist do other than teach? Well, I’ve competed in competitions, performed in nursing homes, cafés, and for weddings, and worked with composers from all over the world to release my first album of flute music!
However, I didn’t start out that way. I started playing the flute when I was in 5th grade through my public school’s band program. I didn’t even start out getting private flute lessons, and I didn’t get them until I was in HIGH SCHOOL! At first, I struggled with performance anxiety. I remember how my hands used to get sweaty and tremble. Of course, now I don’t do that, and that experience is one of the reasons I use mindset coaching with my students so that they can be more confident not just with flute playing, but with public speaking, test taking, or anything else that makes us nervous.
“Why do I need flute lessons?”
My parents asked me the same thing when I was younger!
Private lessons help a student grow exponentially faster than just getting lessons in band. I’m not knocking band teachers; my partner and many close friends are band teachers, and I know they are extremely bright and hard-working people. But they are only one person whose attention is sometimes split between 5 or more students in lessons. The benefit of private instruction is that the 1:1 ratio lets students advance much more quickly than if they are one of 5 (or more) students and we can tailor the lessons to fit their musical interests and performance goals.
My studio is one where students can come together to collaborate and learn from each other’s performances. I give students what I wish I had when I had started the flute. I love creating an environment where we challenge ourselves to explore.
Music is more than just Mozart.
The world of music is large, and there’s so many places we can learn from and be inspired by. For instance, if you like gaming like me, you might have wanted to play your favorite theme from Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It takes courage to do something new, and I encourage my students to explore new repertoire in addition to the classics.