Teaching Studio

Student Recital April 2008

As a flutist and conductor, I currently serve as Music Director of Rose City Flute Choir, and principal flutist with Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Oregon Symphonic Band, perform chamber music and freelance in the Portland area.  As a certified teacher in elementary and music education for over forty years, I have had extensive experience in teaching all ages—my current flute students range from elementary school age up through retirement age.  I have maintained a private flute studio since 1992 and have adjudicated at both the local and state level in Solo Contests. In addition, I have worked extensively as a flute clinician in band programs throughout the Portland Metropolitan Area in both public and private schools, as well taught flute workshops nationally.  Also, I am currently the Flute Instructor at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

2008-2-16 Student Recital

Student Recital February 2008

With my extensive teaching experience, I use a variety of approaches and teaching techniques to customize flute lessons based on learning style and skill level. I work with a student’s strengths to create a positive atmosphere to increase enjoyment of lessons. In lessons, we work on technical skills, tone, articulation, stylistic skills, general musicianship, and expansion of musical horizons with different types of music. We strive toward success, enjoyment, and excellence in music.

All students are offered the opportunity to perform in one or two recitals per year with a professional accompanist.  For school age students, this helps serve as preparation for Solo & Ensemble Festival performances.

Studio Information and Hours

My teaching studio is in my home on Cooper Mountain, in southwest Beaverton, Oregon. Current studio hours are approximately from 2:00-5:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and from 9:00-noon on Saturday mornings, although other times may be available.   For more information, contact Phyllis at palouke@comcast.net

 

2005 Student Recital

Student Recital April 2005

My School Year Schedule Starts the first week of school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  I will be teaching four days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday).  My teaching studio is in my home on Cooper Mountain, in southwest Beaverton, Oregon. Current studio hours are afternoons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

Tuition rates for weekly lessons:  
30 minutes               $30.00/lesson
45 minutes               $40.00/lesson
60 minutes               $55.00/lesson
For less than weekly lessons, add $5 per lesson to the above lesson rates.

 

Information on Summer Lessons

2009-2-14 Student Recital

Student Recital February 2009

This summer, I will be teaching one day a week.  The weeks I’ll be available are listed below.  Please select the week(s) that you would like to schedule a lesson, and which weekdays will work for you, along with schedule preference for morning or afternoon time slots.  Also, if you have specific time constraints, please let me know.  Students continuing lessons during the summer will be given preference in my Fall Schedule.

Summer Flute Lesson Schedule 2017

JUNE SCHEDULE:  Tues, June 27
JULY SCHEDULE:   Mon, July 3,  Tuesdays: July 11, 18, 25
AUGUST SCHEDULE:   Wednesdays: August 16, 30

More information on Phyllis Louke’s background in Music Education

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (1975) and Teaching Certificate in Elementary and Music Education (1976) from University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Student of Burnett Atkinson (1971-75), former Piccoloist of Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony
  • Performer at masterclasses taught by Zart Dombourian-Eby (piccolo), Carol Wincenc, Keith Underwood, Ervin Monroe, John Barcellona, Bernard Z. Goldberg

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1992-present         Private Flute Teacher, Beaverton, Oregon     Large private studio:  students ages 6 to adult

2016-present         Applied Faculty (Flute Studio), Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

2006-2012             Lake Oswego School District

  • Waluga Jr. High, Southside Beginning Band Program; Band Teacher and Flute Instructor (2009-2012)
  • Lake Oswego Jr. High, Northside Beginning Band Program; Band Teacher and Flute Instructor (2006-2009)
  • Lakeridge High School, Woodwind Chamber Music Instructor (2006-2009)

2009-2012            Beaverton School District – Whitford Middle School     Assistant Band Director

2004-06                St. Cecilia’s School, Beaverton, Flute Instructor

1998-2000            Waluga Jr. High, Southside Beginning Band Program, Lake Oswego School, District Band Teacher and Flute Instructor

 

CLINICIAN EXPERIENCE:

2010 – present       Flute Instructor at South Metro Band Camp

1998-present         Flute Clinician at Portland Area Schools, including

  • Mountain View Middle School
  • Whitford Middle School
  • Lakeridge High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Highland Park Middle School
  • Oregon City High School
  • Cedar Park Middle School
  • Aloha High School
  • Beaverton High School
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Century High School
  • Milwaukie High School
  • Centennial Middle School
  • Central Catholic High School

2000-2004             Southwest Music School Summer Band Camp, Beaverton, OR, Flute Instructor

 

GUEST ARTIST:

2016                        Clinician, Interlochen Adult Flute Choir Camp, Michigan

2016                        Colorado Flute Choir Festival, Guest Conductor, Colorado Springs

2016                        Mid-Atlantic Convention, Reston, Virginia:  Guest Conductor Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, Workshop Presenter

2014                       Inland Empire Valley Flute Society, Flute Festival, Grand Terrace (Redlands), CA

2013                       Quad City Flutes Unlimited 30th Anniversary Concert, Davenport, IA;  Workshops at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) and St. Ambrose University (Davenport, IA)

2013                       Florida Flute Convention, Orlando, Florida; Workshop Presenter and Conductor High School Honors Flute Choir

2012                       Alla Breve Fall Concert, Phoenix, AZ

2012                       Wisconsin Flute Festival, Guest Conductor and Workshop Presenter, Appleton, WI

2011                        New Jersey Flute Day, Drew University, Madison, NJ

2011                        Upper Midwest Flute Choir Showcase, Minneapolis, MN

2010                        Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Reston, Virginia:  Guest Conductor Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir

2009                        Chicago Flute Festival, Evanston, Illinois:  Workshop Presenter

2009                        Masterclass, Alaska Flute Studies Center, Anchorage, Alaska

2008                        Flute Choir & Ensemble Masterclass, Arizona Flute Society, Phoenix, Arizona

2008                        Student Flute Festival, Cleveland Flute Society, Cleveland, Ohio, Masterclass, Guest Conductor, Workshop Presenter

2007                         Flute Plus XXXI, Hoff-Barthelson Music School, Scarsdale, New York

2006                         Florida Flute Fair, Orlando, Florida:  Workshop, Flute Choir Reading Sessions

 

JUDGING  EXPERIENCE:

2009                         Alaska State Solo Competition

2003, 2005, 2008  Oregon State Solo Competition

2012-2015                District 3 (Oregon) Solo & Ensemble

2009                         Lower Columbia River Music Educator’s Association High School Division Solo & Ensemble (Washington)

2007                         Three Rivers League & District 13 (Oregon) Solo & Ensemble

1999-2000, 2003-06, 2014   District 15 (Beaverton/Hillsboro) Solo & Ensemble

1999-2000              Bend-Redmond Solo & Ensemble

WORKSHOPS & PANEL PRESENTATIONS:

2016                          Tuning, Tone, and Technique for Flutes Big and Small, Adult Flute Choir Camp, Interlochen, MI, July 2016

2016                          Tuning, Tone, and Technique for Flutes Big and Small, Colorado Flute Choir Festival, Colorado Springs, CO, May 2016

2016                          Assessment Triage for New Students, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, Reston, VA, February 2016

2015                          Big Flutes, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2015

2015                          Making Your Flute Fair Fantastic, Panel Presentation, NFA Convention, Washington, DC, August 2015

2013                          Teaching Flute Sectionals  Ten Activities for Success, NFA Convention, New Orleans, LA, August 2013

2013                          Getting Beginners Off to a Good Start, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2013

2012                          Good Beginnings, (getting beginners off to a good start), NFA, August 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

2011                           New Jersey Flute Day Guest Artist, Drew University, March 2011

2011                          Flute Choirs from A to Z, and
                                   Sonic Adventures:  Exploring Cool Flute Sounds, Upper Midwest Flute Choir Showcase, Minneapolis, MN, March 2011

2010                          Phrasing Workshop, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2010

2009                         All You Wanted to Know About Big Flutes, But Were Afraid to Ask, and
Sonic Adventures:  Exploring Cool Flute Sounds, Chicago Flute Festival, Chicago, IL, November 2009

2006                         Fun with Extended Techniques, Greater Portland Flute Society Flute Fair, April 2006

2006                         Fun with Extended Techniques, Florida Flute Fair, January 2006

2004                         Sonic Extensions:  The ABC’s of Teaching Extended Techniques (Panel Presentation), National Flute Association Convention,
August 2004, Nashville

2001-02                   Panel Presentation on Stress-Free Studio Policies, National Flute Association Conventions, August 2001, 2002

GUEST CONDUCTING:

  • Interlochen Adult Flute Choir Camp, Interlochen, Michigan, July 2016
  • Colorado Springs Flute Choir Festival, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2016
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, Reston, Virginia, February 2016
  • Quad Cities Flutes Unlimited 30th Anniversary Concert, Moline, Illinois, April 2013
  • Florida Flute Convention, High School Honors Flute Choir, Orlando, Florida, January 2013
  • Alla Breve Flute Choir, Phoenix, Arizona, November 2012
  • Wisconsin Flute Fair, Flute Choir Reading Session, April 2012
  • Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, Reston, Virginia, February 2010
  • Flute Choir & Ensemble Masterclass, Arizona Flute Society, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2008
  • Student Flute Festival, Cleveland Flute Society, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2008
  • Florida Flute Fair, Orlando, Florida, Flute Choir Reading Session, January 2006
  • National Flute Association Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, Professional Flute Choir, August 2004
  • Victoria (BC) Conservatory, Flute Choir Reading Session, March 2002
  • National Flute Association Convention, Dallas, Texas, High School Flute Choir, August 2001
  • National Flute Association Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, Flute Choir Reading Session, August 1998

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Performed nationally and internationally:  Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Spain,  Turkey, Florida Flute Fair, Olympia (WA), Victoria, BC (Canada), and NFA Conventions in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

First Lessons for the Beginning Flutist, Part 2 October 2015 Flute Talk Magazine
First Lessons for the Beginning Flutist, Part 1 September 2015 Flute Talk Magazine
Big Flute Basics July/August 2015 Flute Talk Magazine
A Fresh Look at Breathing, Tone, Articulation and Dynamics (An Afternoon with Keith Underwood) February 2012 Flute Talk Magazine
My First Convention – Los Angeles, 1992 July/August 2011 Flute Talk Magazine
Teaching Rhythm Using Rhythm Words November 2010 Flute Talk Magazine
Have Flute, Will Travel February 2010 Flute Talk Magazine
Developing Studio Policies September 2009 Flute Talk Magazine
10 Flute Tips for Band Directors May 2009 The Instrumentalist
Ten Things that Every Band Director Should
Know About Flutes
Jan-March 2009 Band World Magazine
Teaching Stage Presence and Bowing December 2008 Flute Talk Magazine
So You Want to Be a Flute Teacher October 2008 Flute Talk Magazine
Opening a Teaching Studio December 2007 Clavier Magazine
How to Start Your First Teaching Studio November 2007 Flute Talk Magazine
Teaching Tone Production March 2007 Flute Talk Magazine
Avoidable Flute Problems January 2007 The Instrumentalist
Good Flute Position November 2006 Flute Talk Magazine
Big Flutes November 2005 Flute Talk Magazine

 

REFERENCES:

Available upon request