Private Teaching

Dr. Hansbrough is currently accepting students of all ages and levels including school age students, adults, and college students during their summer and winter breaks. At the moment, lessons are offered online only through many platforms including Zoom Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or FaceTime. Contact me for more information and for setting up a lesson. In person lessons are available in Albany, NY and surrounding regions.

Dr. Hansbrough's students have succeeded at NYSSMA festivals by earning top scores, won positons in ESYO ensembles (several in the past as pricinpal flutistists in the top orchestra), competitions, summer festivals such as NYSSA, Aria, Skidmore Flute Insitute, and acceptances with scholarships to music schools such as Ithaca, SUNY Purchase, Bowling Green State University, Crane School of Music, University Missouri Kansas Conservatory, etc.

Studio Guidelines

Lessons are taught weekly to school age students. I also teach adults who seek occasional lessons and to college students during summer months. Lessons are 30 (for beginners only), 45, or 60- minutes in length.

Repertoire and Materials

Flute lessons will include technique (all types of scales, arpeggios and other exercises) tone development, musical interpretation of all styles from the Renaissance period to contemporary (including extended techniques and improvisation). Baroque study will include ornamentation (French, German and Italian including improvisation), articulation, phrase structure, and musical rhetoric.

Repertoire will be selected the following:

  • Technique: 17 Big Daily Exercises by Taffanel/Gaubert; Moyse tone studies, Charles DeLaney technique studies and others

  • Etudes (at least one prepared each lesson) by Anderson, Boehm, Kohler, Karg-Elert, etc.

  • Solo Repertoire: public school students will play repertoire from the NYSSMA manual plus other works as recommended by Dr. Hansbrough (I created a detailed repertoire list of my own).

  • Sight Reading study including playing duets at the end of each lesson with Dr. Hansbrough

  • Orchestral excerpts for advanced students

  • Repertoire study will be determined by level of student and by events such as NYSSMA festivals and ESYO auditions.

Baroque flute: Lessons are open to anyone who wishes to study this wonderful instrument (non-flutists as well). I have instruments to loan if you do not currently own a baroque flute. Study will include fundamentals such as hand position, tone production, learning fingerings, baroque articulation, intonation, and baroque interpretation and solo/ensemble literature.