Buchanan Music offers lessons in all woodwind instruments. The Woodwind family of instruments are the staple of any Band & Orchestra Program (Professional or Academic).
A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument which produces sound when the player blows air against a sharp edge or through a reed, causing the air within its resonator (usually a column of air) to vibrate. Most of these instruments are made of wood but can be made of other materials, such as metals or plastics.
It is known that students, that show proficiency in these instruments, are courted more frequently by Schools and Universities due to the importance of having talented players in their orchestral programs. If you or someone you know wants to learn any one of the woodwind instruments below, we offer lessons in those instruments with some of the most qualified, award winning teachers in the area.
Jennifer has been playing flute for 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Music in Performance from North Carolina School of Arts in 1991 and her Master of Music from Arizona State University in 1993. She is a member of the Arizona Flute Society and the National Flute Association. Jennifer performed several solo recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region in the early 90's. She has worked as a freelance performer in North Carolina, which included playing with the Winston Salem Symphony.
Jennifer has played with the Mesa Symphony and is co-principal flute with the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, a position she has held for 14 years. Jennifer has been teaching flute since 1989, including 15 years at Milano's in downtown Mesa, 7 years at East Valley Music Instruction (closed), and 5 years at Brindleys' Mesa Music location (closed).
Jennifer has been an adjudicator for All-State and Regional festivals as well as for the Arizona Flute Society Young Artist Competition. Some honors that Jennifer's students have received are: Arizona Flute Society Competition division winners, Superior with distinction at solo and ensemble festivals, and college scholarships. Her students have also earned spots in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and routinely make their regional and honor bands.
Jennifer's teaching purpose is to help students reach their highest potential in an environment of patience and respect.