Dr. Cate's Flute Academy

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  • TIMOTHY W.

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    Dr. Cate is WONDERFUL!! Our 9 year-old daughter started with the school's band and was struggling to learn the flute. We started her with Dr. Cate and our daughter has progressed so much in a short period of time. We are very happy and would recommend her to anyone!!

    Aug 23, 2016Verified
  • Melissa K.

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    My daughter first met Dr. Cate by attending her Flute Camp. Dr. Cate is an excellent flute instructor. My daughter's exposure to Music and opportunities to learn and demonstrate her musical abilities would be limited if she was not a student of Dr. Cate. My daughter continues to grow as a musician. I am grateful that we met Dr. Cate. I would highly recommend Dr. Cate to anyone who was looking for an Flute Instructor.

    Jul 13, 2016

About this pro

Flute lessons with Dr. Cate are tailored to your individual needs. Whether your flute playing goals include auditioning for top youth orchestras, competing in flute competitions or making the most of your experience in school music activities, your lessons will help you to increase your skills, organize your time and, most of all, enjoy playing the flute. I enjoy getting to know my students and their families. It is a real pleasure to share in the success my students enjoy in their school ensembles, in area youth orchestras and in competitions. I especially enjoy making lifelong friends of my students, following their careers whether in music or in other fields. Many of my students have stayed in touch long after their time with me.

Years in business

25

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Number of employees

1

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Rate is $70 per hour, pro-rated according to the length of lesson, i.e. half hour - $35, 45 minutes - $52.50 for students up through grade 12 and adult amateurs $85 per hour for college, pre-professional and professional lessons/coaching
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      The first thing I do with new flute students is assess their level of playing proficiency. Depending on the level, I will spend time to review the foundations of playing the flute, if needed. I determine what goals the student has and what they want to accomplish through taking lessons. Then I either recommend material for us to work on together or we commence with material that the student is preparing for an audition or contest.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      DMA - Doctor of Musical Arts and MM - Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, BM - Bachelor of Music from the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (now the University of the Arts). Studied with Samuel Baron, Harold Bennett, Raphael Dannatt, Thomas Nyfenger, Judith Mendenhall, Linda Chesis and Ransom Wilson. Attendance at masterclasses and summer music classes with Trevor Wye, William Bennett, Samuel Baron, Paula Robison, Murray Panitz. A total of over 20 years of study
    Coverage Area for Dr. Cate's Flute Academy is about 30+ miles of Naperville, IL.