Studio and Instruction

Danielle’s Flute Studio (Frabutt Flute Studio) is accepting new students of any age! Teaching students aged age 6-80 (and beyond), Danielle has a teaching philosophy that embraces the individuality.   She personalizes the learning experience to each student while focusing on long term goals of overall growth.  Giving private lessons primarily in classical music, she has also taught Irish Flute and Whistle, Recorder, Native American Flute and other styles of music.  She was the conductor of the Young Musician Initiative’s Chamber Ensembles, Orchestra, and Beginning Winds.  She has given classes on breathing, ensemble performance and music theory and is available for coaching individuals and groups in performance preparation for All State and Honor Band Competitions.  She has been teaching for over 16 years. Adults and children are always welcomed into a personalized learning experience.

Danielle is available for a variety of educational options. Whether you are interested in private instruction, group classes, clinics, or classroom visits, she can accommodate your needs.  Danielle’s teaching philosophy encompasses every students desires and abilities to further themselves as a whole musician.   In her teaching, she has started flutists as young as 6 years old and as old as, well she’ll keep that confidential. Pretty much: All ages are welcome!

All who are interested in Music Theory, Music history, flute, piccolo, tin whistle, or ethnic flutes; classical, baroque, romantic, 20th/21st century, extend techniques,  Irish, broadway, and many more genres: you are always welcome! She has led beginning wind and orchestra programs and can teach the basics of most instruments to along with general music to set students up for success in their instrument.

Classroom demonstrations and visits may be arranged in the same way as lessons!  Let Danielle introduce your students to the flute, the woodwinds, a career in music, and more. She can tailor your visit to suit the needs of your classroom.

She is available for Masterclasses and Clinics for your band/orchestra program. Let her help you prepare for band competition, solo and ensemble, and increase the quality of music-making for your students!

Studio Policy

Frabutt Flute Studio Studio Policy
Danielle M. Frabutt Garcia

Contact Information
Phone: 330-519-3187

Educational Background
-Master of Music, Concentration Flute Performance, University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2010.
-Bachelor of Music. Magna cum Laude, Concentration Flute Performance. Youngstown State University, Youngstown Ohio. December 2007.

Performance Background
Danielle has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles. Including:

– Santa Fe Opera
– New Mexico Philharmonic
– Santa Fe Symphony
– Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra
– Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival School Shows
– Liz Madden
– Quintessence Choral Artists of the Southwest
– Figueroa Project
– Altura Winds
– Soloist at Bergamo Music and Arts Festival, Bergamo, Italy
– Greenville Symphony Orchestra
– American Wind Symphony Orchestra

Teaching Experience  

Danielle has over 16 years of private teaching experience. She has taught flute, voice, and beginning piano. She was also a founding teacher with the New Mexico Philharmonic’s el Sistema Program: the Young Musician Initiative (YMI) where she was the Director of the beginning Wind Ensemble, beginning Orchestra, and Advanced Chamber Ensemble. She taught beginning and advanced flute, and created a mentorship program between her high school private students and YMI.

Private Studio, 2008-Present, Albuquerque, NM
Private Studio, 2003-2008, Youngstown, Ohio
University of NM, Graduate/Teaching Assistant, 2008-2010, Albuquerque, NM
Valencia H.S., 6-week All-State Audition Prep Instructor, 2009-present, Valencia, NM
Various Coaching sessions with Albuquerque and surrounding area schools
Masterclass instructor in Rovereto, Italy
Various High School Marching Band Camps throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania
Various High School and Middle School Clinics throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and NM

Teacher’s Responsibilities and Objectives

-(1) half hour, 45 – minute, or hour lesson per week (4 per month).
-Punctual start and ending to each lesson
-Provide an education of flute studies and musical theory
-An organized and professional relationship with students and parents
-Available contact to student and parents throughout the week

Student Responsibilities and Objectives

-Come to each lesson with the assigned lesson well prepared
-Practice, Practice, Practice!  Students should practice their lesson materials everyday. Middle school and beginning students should practice at least 30 minutes a day, while high school and adult students should practice 60 minutes a day.
-Arrive to each lesson at the agreed assigned time
-Keep instrument in good working order. Instruments should be swabbed out at the end of every practice session, rehearsal and lesson. Please do not eat or drink sugary beverages before playing your instrument. You have invested in a quality instrument and the better care you take of it, the longer it will last!

Parent’s Responsibilities
-Insure the student’s transportation to and from weekly lessons
-Encourage and Support the student to practice EVERY DAY!
-Encourage and Support student’s musical growth.

Financial Policy
 –Lesson fee will be $35 for each half hour lesson, $50 for each 45 minute lesson & $60 for each hour lesson.
-Payments will be made at the beginning of the month for the current month *
-Extended failure to pay will result in termination of private instruction
*Special discount rates available with payment options, please inquire for options.

Scheduling and Cancellation Policy
-Weekly Lesson times will be assigned each semester and posted on the Studio Google Calendar.
-Students and Parents will be given access to the Google Calendar upon finalization of studio contract.
-Cancellations made by the student 24 hours prior to assigned time will be made up within the following week at no extra cost.
-Cancellations made by the student within 24 hours of the lesson will NOT be made up and there will be no refund of money
-Cancellation made by the teacher will be made up within the following week with no extra cost.
-If the teacher has a conflicting commitment she knows of in the beginning of the lesson month, she will let the student know and find a time to make up the lesson within the month at the convenience of the student.  If an agreeable time can’t be reached the fee for the month will then be adjusted.

Group/Studio Lessons
During the Fall and Spring Semesters, Danielle provides a monthly group lesson for middle and high school level students. This lessons are an important supplement to the private instruction and school ensembles. Each meeting allows students to develop musicianship and studio community and pride. Students will have the opportunity to perform for their peers, discuss musical elements and learn chamber flute music. The cost for studio members to group lessons is $10 for the hour and half class. Attached to this will be the group lesson form, please return with the Policy!

*Other need-based payment option can be discussed
**Other need-based scheduling options can be discussed

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