Teacher Training Program

Teacher Training Program student Ceylon Mitchell coaching in a masterclass setting (2011)

The BFA Teacher Training Program offers hands-on teaching experience to graduate-level music students and recent graduates beginning their flute careers.  Far too often, teacher training is not adequately built into flute performance and composition degree programs at colleges.  Even music education majors may not always receive appropriate pedagogical training for teaching private lessons, as opposed to conducting school ensemble programs.  The BFA seeks to bridge that gap, with opportunities for hands-on experience in a variety of teaching settings.

The Teacher Training Program focuses on how to take students from their very first lesson (eg. “This is the headjoint, and this is the footjoint…”) up to the level currently needed for acceptance into major music schools in the United States.  Participants in the program will work directly with students of all levels, teach masterclasses, and observe BFA faculty teaching private lessons and studio classes.  The program also offers pedagogy consults with BFA faculty and guest artists.

The program lasts 12 weeks, and is designed for graduate-level music students and recent graduated beginning their flute careers.  Acceptance is limited, to allow for as much individual attention as possible for participants.  Auditions and interviews are required.  Click here for student profiles.