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Dr. Cate Hummel

Oswego, IL 60543 (map)


Lessons Offered

Flute

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Online via Webcam


About Me

With over 30 years experience as a flute instructor and a proven record of successful students in all walks of life including professional flutists and band directors, I can help you prepared to be a top flutist in your school and beyond. There are many extracurricular activities I encourage my students to pursue including area youth orchestras, ILMEA District and State festival, flute competitions, summer music and flute camps, flute field trips and more. 

Lessons are either at my home studio in Naperville or in the Oswego Schools or Plainfield Schools during band, lunch, study hall periods or after school. I'm on the official teacher list for the following districts - Oswego 308, Plainfield 202, Naperville 203, Naperville IPSD 204 and Joliet 86. I'm also adjust professor of flute at the University of St. Francis. 

Learn more here: fluteline.com

My Musical Education Background

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) and MM (Master of Music) from Manhattan School of Music

BM (Bachelor of Music) from Philadelphia College of Performing Arts

Genres and Subjects Taught

Flute, the whole flute and nothing but the flute - seriously though, anything that has to do with the flute including piccolo, big flutes, music theory and history as needed, audition preparation, building solid playing skills for all levels, developing a beautiful tone and solid technique, musicianship and expression......

Lesson Rates

Half hour - $30

45 minutes - $45

1 hour - $60

5% discount for monthly payment before the 1st of each month, cash or check only. No discount for credit card payments.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All levels, from absolute beginner to advanced professional audition preparation. What matters most to me is your level of interest and committment to learning to be the best flute player you can be. We will go from where you are now to as far as you would like to go. Support and enrichment for whatever music you are playing in your school band program is always included.

My Certifications and Awards

Memberships include:

National Flute Association

Chicago Flute Club

Musicians Club of Women

Chicago Federation of Musicians

 

Debut recitals: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Dame Myra Hess Concert at the Chicago Cultural Center

My Musical Influences

My teachers have included: Thomas Nyfenger, Raphael Dannatt, Samuel Baron, Harold Bennett, Judith Mendenhall, Ransom Wilson, Linda Chesis

Other influences include Marcel Moyse (his book, Tone Development Through Interpretation became my dissertation topic), Trevor Wye, William Bennett, Paula Robison


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