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About My Teaching and Performing

I have been teaching for over 10 years in northern Virginia (NoVA) and recently moved to Barre, VT. Inspired by the teachings of Orff, Kodaly, Dalrcroze, and others my students are ages 4-adults  (socially distanced and with precautions) as well as online from our respective homes. We do recitals about twice a year, the past few have been recorded on CDs for each student due to COVID restrictions. I love teaching students of all ages, as well as other flutes like piccolo and low flutes. I am also a performer, ask about weddings or other services. If you are interested in lessons or hiring me for a performance, please email me at flutelarissa@gmail.com or using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Barre, VT

Classes held at Barre Congregational Church

Nothing has been "officially" scheduled for fall. If you're ready to sign up, please click on a Sign me up! below and ask. I will give an approximate time or try to work one out with you.

The Music Class® Mixed Ages

Ages 0-4 with parents or guardians. This is a music exposure class with many songs and silly activities! Enjoy a variety of song styles from a number of cultures around the world. Bond with your child through music activities. These sessions run for 10-weeks, excluding the summer session which runs for 6-weeks.


Tuition includes access to the App and a songbook with all the songs we will be singing for that session.


$150 for 10-week session

Please reach out if interested!

The Music Class® Big Kids

Ages 4-6 with parents or guardian. This is a music exposure class with many songs, similar to the mixed ages version of this but with a few more advanced musical activities that teach leadership skills, instrument naming, critical listening and vocal exploration. These sessions run for 10 weeks each.


Tuition includes access to the App and a songbook with all the songs we will be singing for the session.

$150 for 10-week session

Kids Beginning Instrumental Lessons

These lessons look very different from the lessons you likely took as a kid. Usually taught in groups - I can also teach one-on-one - these lessons use Nuvo Instruments. We start on Toot (small flute) and Dood (small clarinet) both using recorder fingerings. Rather than starting with standard notation, we start using iconic notation which is easier to read. We transition onto standard notation as we go. The Nuvo instruments are plastic and silicone making them very much lighter to hold, as well as being much smaller. I can rent these to you or you may purchase your own. I use the WindStars curriculum specifically designed to teach both Toot and Dood in one year. We switch instruments about halfway through. Feel free to ask for a free trial!

The Music Class® Schools and Daycares

This is a version of The Music Class® Mixed Ages but specifically geared to schools and daycares. I bring instruments and other things to do an assortment of music activities. School fees include access to an app for you and your school and the parents so kids and parents can listen at home!

Private Flute Lessons

I teach flute to ages 4 and up using a tailored experience to your student. I use fun and engaging games as well as exploration to motivate and encourage music-making. I also enjoy teaching in groups; bring a friend! Ask for a free trial lesson!

Private Piano Lessons

Starting at age 4 learn the piano in a fun way! We play piano, games, and do listening activities as well. You even get to take many of the games home and play at home!

Listening to Classical Music for Adults

Think of this class as the music class you never got but probably should have. A cross between music theory and music history, gain a brief understanding of the musical periods and styles. Meanwhile learning what exactly to listen for in a musical piece. Experience music like you never have before!

Basics of Music Theory

This is a class for high school students and adults to learn to read music and basic sight singing skills. Take the mystery out of music. Start reading your music and listening to it in a whole new way! Through games and engaging musical activities I will break down music into the smallest parts to help you sing and play music in a whole new way. We will sing, play percussion, and a little piano. Good voices not required! This should be really fun. I hope to see you there!

Cost for the class is $200. Financial assistance is available!

Please reach out with any questions! I love answering questions!

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Looking for something else?

Please feel free to reach out with another class idea. I am open if you are!

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