Dustin holds an initial certification from the State of New York to teach K-12 Music in the public schools. He was awarded SUNY Potsdam's Catherine A. English Excellence in Student Teaching Award and has experience substitute teaching all levels of public school. He also has experience teaching adult students. Dustin teaches around 20 flute lessons per semester to WVU undergraduate students (both majors and minors) and tutors undergraduate music majors in music theory as part of his graduate assistantship duties.
As a flute instructor, Dustin focuses on body awareness as an avenue to soothe performance anxiety and further develop technical and artistic skills. He views a musician as an athlete, communicator, and artist. His personal instructional philosophy is to facilitate his students' exploration of the flute while also providing the student with strategies that encourage the development of self-efficacy and self-discipline.
Currently offering discounted lessons online due to COVID-19! Lessons are taught in either 30- or 60- minute increments.