Issaquah, WA & Online
" Welcome to Rose Johnson's Flute Performance Studio"
Services: Flute, Flute
- $6330 min
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Rose V. Johnson (Flute - BA, MM), performs and teaches private flute lessons in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Her flute instructors have included Erich Graf, Janice Tipton, Philip Swanson, Felix Skowronek and Pamela Ryker. She has also received instruction from Scott Goff, Alexa Still, and Patricia George.
As a freelance performer, Rose regularly performs in recital, is a member of the Ivory Winds Ensemble, collaborates on a variety of ensemble work, and has been a member of the National Flute Association's Professional Flute Choir in 2008, and 2010-2013. Rose teaches a variety of students on the Eastside and in South King County, conducts a student flute choir, adjudicates regularly, and has coached with the Seattle Youth Symphony's Marrowstone-in-the-City Summer Music program and the Bellevue Youth Symphony. She is a member of the WMTNA and has over 25 years of teaching experience. She is also a member of the National Flute Association and the Seattle Flute Society.
Lori C. October 26, 2010
"Rose is the finest teacher we could possibly have had commended to us. She is not only a gifted flutist, but she is a stellar instructor as well. Rose motivates my daughter (who is 15, by the way--not an option on the pull-downs above) to play well, to perform confidently, and to relax and enjoy her art. I cannot praise her highly enough, and give her 5 stars because--while she expects the very best--she achieves it with my daughter by encouragement and challenge. Her kind words and enthusiastic persistence help my daughter to succeed and reach beyond her current skills and talent."
Annie J. March 27, 2011
"I’ve not words, time, or praise enough to describe the brilliance of Rose Johnson’s instruction and the positive way in which she has enriched my life musically and personally. Rose has an extraordinary knowledge of flute and music, and an even greater sense of how to convey that knowledge to her students, tailoring her methods to best suit the style and need of each pupil (as I have witnessed through my own lessons, brief encounters sitting through others’ lessons, and flute choir rehearsals). She is very thorough in her instruction, working and encouraging not just excellence in performance, but healthy, ergonomic, and safe practice habits. I have suffered from repetitive motion injuries and jaw problems, both of which she was so understanding of and able to help me overcome. As a musician, she is very advanced and positively encourages technical and tonal growth. She has an extensive knowledge of flute repertoire and continues to study herself through attendance of conventions and festivals, making a point to gain mastery over new flute findings while retaining the excellence of traditional method and music. Above all else, Rose loves flute and music and inspires her students this same love in her students. She stresses the importance of loving and enjoying flute, making that the focal point of even competitions and recitals. Her studio is incredible musically, but is also such a close, friendly group that loves music. Through the strains of high school academic rigor and audition preparation, Rose stood by and was often there to talk me through problems I was having in my personal or social life. Flute is a part of her, and flute has become – with great thanks to her –an integral part of my life as well. I am currently a student at Williams College where I continue to play. My professor is continually amazed at the methods and techniques that I’ve learned from Rose, and I find that her training is still carrying me through my music today. Having worked with a fair share of instructors and teachers throughout the pacific northwest through masterclasses and ensembles, I can say that working with Rose for four and a half wonderful years has been a blessing, and I treasure the careful, loving instruction she’s shared, the work ethic and passion she’s inspired, and the relationship, understanding, and love for flute I continue to experience. "