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Headshot Vanessa Lopez

About Me

  • Anticipated M.M. in Flute Performance - Carnegie Mellon University, '23

  • B.A. in Music, cum laude UCLA '19

  • Instrumental Musicianship Teaching Artist - Harmony Project

  • Winner - 2020 Beverly Hills National Auditions

  • Semi-finalist - 2019 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Private Flute Lessons

Welcome to my private flute studio! I'm currently teaching both online and in-person lessons, making it easy for you to access my teaching regardless of where you live.

All ages and skill levels are welcome here: from beginners learning to make their first sound, to growing flutists aiming to succeed at their latest honor band or college audition, to hobby flute players returning to music after a decades-long break.


My mission is to guide my students' musical growth so they can achieve their personal goals, as well as provide them a foundation they can build upon for years to come.

Curious Fluting

My approach to flute-playing is rooted in curiosity. This enables me to find many different ways of explaining concepts, to best fit each student's learning style. I encourage my students to approach music with a combination of curiosity and diligence, enabling them to begin analyzing, critiquing, and improving their own daily playing. This means they become their own daily teacher and improve quickly, allowing me to help you overcome your most difficult obstacles and plan for the week and months ahead.

I Help students:

  • Develop excellent tone and technique

  • Manage performance anxiety

  • Amplify stage presence in performance

  • Prepare for honor band / orchestra auditions

  • Navigate the college application and audition process

  • Apply body awareness principles

  • Explore new repertoire

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