"Diana Morgan is a stunning flutist with a brilliant technique, a rich and beautiful tone and very strong musical instincts.”

Jeanne Baxtresser
Former Principal Flute
New York Philharmonic

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INTRODUCING DM FLUTE STUDIO

MISSION STATEMENT

My mission is to provide a comprehensive online flute studio experience for intermediate and advanced level flutists. If you are preparing for undergraduate, graduate or professional auditions, are an aspiring soloist, or simply looking to improve your skills, my studio has a place for you. All lessons and performances will take place in a supportive environment in which friendships are made, successes are celebrated, and challenges are faced together.

To inquire about DM Flute Studio or request to register, please fill out this form.


Founding Principles

Freedom to play comes from dedication to practice. I will be ensuring students understand and learn how to practice effectively, from fundamentals and repertoire mastery, to preparing for auditions at any level.

Growth occurs on the border of challenge and support. Challenges must be identified and faced; support must be given and received.

Join the DM Flute Studio with an open mind, a willingness to learn new things without self judgement, and engage the pure desire to always do your best. 

A BETTER MODEL FOR LEARNING

When weekly private lessons are combined with weekly studio classes, a strong emphasis is placed on the art of performance and the development of comfort and ease under pressure. This approach will help accelerate progress with positive results for all students.

Students meet specific goals through a methodical, systematic, and personalized approach. 

STUDIO CALENDAR

DM Flute Studio is organized in 10-week segments:

  • Fall Term begins September 28, 2020 (registration deadline is September 21st)
  • Winter Term begins January 11, 2021
  • Spring Term begins March 29, 2021
  • Summer Term begins June 28, 2021

Students will be assigned to one of two separate divisions:

  1. Advanced (for pre-professional, university/college level and advanced musicians of any age) 
  2. Intermediate (for middle/high school and flute hobbyists of any age) 

A maximum of 8 students per division will be accepted to the DM Flute Studio. Small class sizes will enable individual attention while ensuring the maximum number of performance experiences.

How it Works

Fall Term 2020, online via Zoom:

  • 10 - 60-minute Private Lessons (scheduling of private lessons is based on mutually agreed upon days/times)
  • 8 - 90-minute Studio Classes (each student will play in every class)
  • 2 - 90-minute Masterclasses with guest artists (advanced students will perform, intermediate students will audit)
  • 1 Recital for all students, open to the public

Timetable

ADVANCED STUDENT FALL TERM CALENDAR:
All sessions are held online on Mondays from 5-6:30PM PT 

Week 1: 9/28 studio class 1 

Week 2: 10/5 studio class 2 

Week 3: 10/12 masterclass 1 

Week 4: 10/19 studio class 3 

Week 5: 10/26 studio class 4 

Week 6: 11/2 studio class 5 

Week 7: 11/9 masterclass 2 

Week 8: 11/16 studio class 6 

**Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/29** 

Week 9: 11/30 studio class 7 

Week 10: 12/7 studio class 8, 12/13 Recital 

Bonus: 12/14 Individual Course Evaluations and planning for Winter Term 2021 (15 minutes per student), End of Fall Term 

INTERMEDIATE STUDENT FALL TERM CALENDAR:
All studio classes are held online on Wednesdays from 5-6:30PM PT. Two audited masterclasses will be held on Mondays from 5-6:30PM. 

Week 1: 9/30 studio class 1 

Week 2: 10/7 studio class 2 

Week 3: 10/12 masterclass 1 (Monday) 

Week 4: 10/21 studio class 3 

Week 5: 10/28 studio class 4 

Week 6: 11/4 studio class 5 

Week 7: 11/9 masterclass 2 (Monday) 

Week 8: 11/18 studio class 6 

**Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/29** 

Week 9: 12/2 studio class 7 

Week 10: 12/9 studio class 8, 12/13 Recital 

Bonus: 12/14 Individual Course Evaluations and planning for Winter Term 2021 (15 minutes per student), End of Fall Term

Enrollment Benefits

  • Access to private Facebook group with archived recordings of all group classes, recitals, materials, community support and resource sharing
  • Networking with masterclass guest artists 
  • Essential reading list provided 
  • Career guidance 
  • Audition coaching 
  • Competition preparation 
  • Mock auditions in studio class 
  • Customizable SmartMusic accompaniment tracks provided for rehearsal/performance 
  • Support between lessons, including troubleshooting your practice questions 
  • Piccolo instruction 
  • Letters of reference 
  • Pianist references for socially distant/virtual recording 
  • Audio/video equipment recommendations for optimizing at-home recordings and lessons 
  • End of term one-on-one planning session

To inquire about DM Flute Studio or request to register, please fill out this form.

Previous and Current Student Achievements

Nikka Gershman-Pepper: 1st prize winner San Francisco Flute Society Competition Junior Division, winner Whittier Symphony Concerto Competition (youngest winner in history of competition, 12 years old)

Jeffrey Harley: Carnegie Mellon University (MMus), 2nd prize winner San Francisco Flute Society Competition

Emily Harrington: University of Southern California (MMus)

Lauren Hodess: Dartmouth College

Michelle Huang: University of Southern California (MMus), UCLA AllStar concerto competition winner, Pasadena Showcase Competition finalist

Devan Jaquez: Colburn Conservatory (MMus), UCLA AllStar concerto competition winner, 2nd flute/piccolo American Youth Symphony

Heejae Kim: Brown University, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Elizabeth LaCoste: UCLA (MMus), Principal Flute-American Youth Symphony

Cecily Lan: University of Southern California (MMus)

Ling Lee: Yale University, Principal flute in Los Angeles Youth Orchestra

Michelle Liu: Michigan University, New England Conservatory, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Vanessa Lopez: Carnegie Mellon University (MMus), UCLA AllStar Concerto Competition winner, 2019 Fischoff Competition semi-finalist

Emma Neiman: Bard College, Idyllwild Arts Academy

Elvin Schlanger: Yale University (MMus)

Martin Shapiro: Yale University, Principal flute-Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program

Alexis Silvera: UC Berkeley, piccoloist of Los Angeles Youth Orchestra

William Yeh: Rice University (MMus), 3rd flute/piccolo-Debut Orchestra and American Youth Symphony

Deadlines

  • Fall Registration Deadline: September 21st, 2020 *late applicants will be placed on a wait-list and accepted only if space permits
  • Tuition Deadline: September 21st, 2020

Tuition

Available upon request, please fill out the inquiry form for details.