Anne Gordon

certified private instructor

Anne Gordon, a Georgia native, began playing the flute while in the sixth grade. Following her grandmother's dream of having a granddaughter play the flute, she went on to have many successful auditions in high school including district honor band, all-state band, the Cobb Youth Symphony, and the Georgia Governor's Honors Program. She studied with Beverly Bradley throughout middle and high school. Upon graduation, Anne attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where she consistently placed first chair in the university's orchestra and wind ensemble. Anne studied flute with Eleanor Boda, Rhea Jacobus, and Cynthia Hopkins. She completed a degree in Music Education, cum laude, in 1999. Anne then attended the University of Georgia, where she completed a Master's in Flute Performance with a 4.0 GPA, studying with Ronald Waln and Angela Jones-Reus.

After completing her education, Anne returned to Marietta, Georgia, where she currently lives with her husband, Devin, and her children, Emma (14) and Jack (12). She runs an active flute studio, attracting students from all of Cobb County. She is also in demand as a flute clinician at multiple local schools. She performs regularly with the Tara Winds Symphonic Band and the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Anne was chosen through audition to be one of twelve selected to participate in a week-long masterclass for Sir James Galway. Anne has also played for Jeanne Baxtresser and Carl Hall.

When she's not playing the flute, Anne enjoys CrossFit and spending time with her family.

TEACHING STYLE

I want every student to believe, feel, and think that THE FLUTE IS FUN! Playing the flute should be life-long, and I strive to get all of my students to feel this way. I want each of my students to develop the most lovely flute SOUND possible. I believe that with sound as a foundation, everything else flute-related is possible. Almost everything I teach points back to this.

Lessons are student-driven, and no two lessons are alike. I love to teach by asking questions, leading the student to think more about the music, instead of simply telling him or her what to do. Lessons are friendly and low-stress even while I maintain high expectations of my students. Any level of student is welcome, from beginners on. I love serving as a flute (and more!) mentor to my students, and each lesson is definitely a highlight of my week.