Denise Nolan - BM, Keene State College; BS, Franklin Pierce; MM, UMass, Amherst. She has been on the Franklin Pierce faculty since 1985. Her primary duties include private instruction in flute and as director of the Franklin Pierce Flute Ensemble. She has also taught courses in music theory, music history, and ear training. She has played locally in several musical organizations as well as performing as a free-lance flutist. In addition to Franklin Pierce, she teaches privately in Townsend, MA and at her studio in Fitzwilliam.
Private Instruction in Flute
Private flute lessons are taught by Denise Nolan. They consist of twelve 45-minute lessons offered each semester and are open to majors and non-majors. Private instruction is based on fundamentals of flute playing and music theory as well as stressing musicality and the enjoyment of playing. One-on-one instruction allows total individuality of teaching and learning. Those students who have reached an appropriate level of playing are encouraged to enroll in flute ensemble.
Flute Ensemble is comprised of students at Franklin Pierce, as well as select community members. The ensemble stresses the concept of small ensemble playing as well as playing and enjoying flute choir repertoire. Instruments in the flute family, from piccolo to bass flute, are utilized whenever possible. It is open to both majors and non-majors by audition. Rehearsals are weekly on Thursday evenings.
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