Information About Norda - Richmond upon Thames teacher
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I have played the flute for 48 yrs! I am currently the touring flautist for the Moody Blues.
I studied classically, attending Interlochen National Music Camp while in high school, studying with Alexander Murray, former Principal Flautist with the London Symphony. I then received my flute performance degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill, where I studied with Walfrid Kujala, Piccoloist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After my studies, I relocated to Los Angeles and had a wonderful career doing studio (session) work, playing on hundreds of TV commercials, as well as many major motion pictures, including Toy Story 2 and 3, Monsters, Inc… Jurassic Park 2 and 3, and The Matrix Trilogies, among others. I now live outside of London, and for the past 16 yrs I've toured the world with the English classic rock group, The Moody Blues. I now want to focus more on building my teaching practice, as I am no longer travelling as much as I was.
Throughout the years of doing studio work and travelling with the Moody Blues, I have always taught privately. I had a vibrant private practice both in Chicago and Los Angeles, and continue my private teaching currently in London. I am currently interested in building up my teaching practice.
My approach towards teaching has always been to stay true to the art of playing the flute, while at the same time, keeping it fun and pleasurable for the student. I don't believe in being a 'task master', unless of course, that's what the student wants! I just want my students to enjoy the process and learn as much as possible while doing so. So, I can be strict, OR I can be easy. I try to intuitively read the direction the student wishes to take. Some people don't respond to too many strict rules, and some do, so I believe I am a very good judge as to which type of experience each different student wishes to have. I play classically, and also by ear, so depending on the student's wishes, I teach accordingly.
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- Moody Blues (2018) - Touring Flautist with the Moody Blues (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (1982) - Flute Performance Degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)