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Amanda Hughes

Amanda Hughes

Chelmsford, MA

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I have been teaching flute for over 30 years, playing for small orchestras, NFC, and side jobs while teaching in various public schools, music schools, and raising kids. To keep up with my flute instruction, I attend master classes, and receive continued coaching whenever possible to try and stay up with current trends. I sat on the board of GBFA for a year, and adjudicated for their Solo & Ensemble Festival for several years. My greatest joy, however, lies in the achievements of my students. I am still thrilled for them when they win positions in Jr. & Sr. Districts, All-State, Phillips Sousa Honors Band, NYO, NYSO, BYSO, BFA, NEC, and various competitions. I am excited for them whenever they make progress, even when not winning major positions. I love to see my students gain self-confidence, and leave my studio smiling, looking forward to a week of challenging practice sessions. I look for opportunities that will meet the needs of growing talent, as well as looking for community service outlets. Student improvement, at any age, is what keeps me going.

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  • Janet R. February 14, 2011

    "As parents, we are so glad and excited that our daughter has made more achievements in flute than we initially expected. In just less than one year learning from Amanda, our daughter is selected to participate in Junior District Festival with first flute second seat, and she is now much more confident in music. Amanda is an excellent teacher."

  • Janet R. February 14, 2011

    "As parents, we are so glad and excited that our daughter has made more achievements in flute than we initially expected. In just less than one year learning from Amanda, our daughter is selected to participate in Junior District Festival with first flute second seat, and she is now much more confident in music. Amanda is an excellent teacher."

  • Jianyu Z. February 5, 2011

    "Mrs. Hughes is an experienced teacher with the best qualities available. Her patience with her students and extremely thoughtful tips make me feel more relaxed and confident of myself. Mrs. Hughes’s teaching is the amazing. She slowly and carefully goes through the music and identifies which part troubles the student the most. While teaching, Mrs. Hughes is very enthusiastic and encouraging. She is even more enthusiastic when the student gets even just a part of the music. My opinion is that Mrs. Hughes is a very good teacher."

  • Michele S. January 30, 2011

    "Amanda is a phenomenal flute teacher. She provides a solid foundation for beginning flute students providing them with all the critical skills they need to progress. For intermediate and advanced students, she instructs them on the technical and musical aspects of the flute repetoire and sets very high performance standards. Her in-depth instruction prepares students for orchestral auditions, contests and district auditions. In addition to her strong technical knowledge, Amanda also brings so much enthusiasm to her teaching that it inspires her students to reach their full potential as flute students."

  • Kiki L. December 28, 2010

    "I took a flute workshop from Mrs. Hughes, and decided to continue with lessons. I learned in one lesson what other instructors tried to teach me for months. My tone improved, my technique improved, and I moved into first chair in my band. I am also gaining the confidence to audition for other groups. I would drive an hour to take a lesson from Mrs. Hughes. She's amazing."

  • Heidi O. December 27, 2010

    "Mrs. Hughes has been my flute instructor for only a few months, but in that amount of time, even my neighbors have commented on my improvement. I have learned more in a few months from Mrs. Hughes, than in all the time I have spent in music schools. She is able to inspire me to work my hardest, and has helped me to improve my competitive edge.

    I chose her, because I noticed the great results in other people, who win high scores in Jr./Senior Districts, and other competitions. I also heard that her lessons are fun and serious at the same time."