Flute & Family Music
Rachel Gordon has taught flute in a studio setting for over 15 years. She started the Sandpoint Summer Flute Choir in the summer of 2007 and continues to direct this group in the summers. Rachel currently teaches band and music in Lake Pend Oreille School District, is Instructor of flute at North Idaho College, performs with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra as principal flute, and maintains private studios in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene. She has appeared as a clinician, adjudicator, and soloist in the Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, and Pullman areas and has performed with the Washington Idaho and Walla Walla Symphonies. Her teachers include Ann Yasinitsky, and Rochelle Mann.
Rachel recently completed a Master of Arts degree from Washington State University where she focused on flute performance and pedagogy (thesis title: “A Curriculum for Individual Flute Instruction: Beginning Level through High School Level”). She also holds a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and taught middle and high school band in Bonners Ferry, Idaho for three years.