I'm Debbie, and I am passionate about teaching music.
I have over thirty years of experience as a private music instructor. I enjoy teaching a wide variety of students from young children to seniors, and from beginners to advanced students.
I use creative and individualized approaches for each student, depending on their musical interests, learning style and needs. My goal is not only to provide my students with a thorough understanding of music but also to make playing music an enjoyable and enriching experience!
I offer lessons both in person and online. My teaching studio is in Hudson, Quebec. I have taught classroom elementary school music. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Honours) and a Masters degree in Music from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
I teach flute to students of all ages and levels - from children as young as five, to adults who have never played an instrument to teenagers looking to expand their musical knowledge or advanced students preparing for auditions.
“As an adult flute player with many years of experience, my level had stagnated. Debbie not only eliminated many bad habits and improved my sound immensely, but she’s also made playing a joy once again. Very knowledgeable, very competent, very encouraging, she is far and away the best flute teacher I’ve had.”
"I couldn't recommend a teacher more highly than Debbie. The encouragement and patience she has shown my 9 year old son and I has never faltered. With her we have gone from not being able to read a musical note to playing the flute and loving it!"
"Debbie is a thorough teacher. Her approach is particularly attuned to the student's understanding of things.
Debbie has a vast pool of imagery and explanations to help her students understand musical concepts. My daughter looks forward to lessons enthusiastically!"