I took private flute lessons once a week for two and a half years from Sarah Pyle. Sarah is the best of my four other teachers over the course of my life. She is a marvelous player with a rich, round sound, beautiful intonaation, and expressive phrasing full of feeling and delicate nuance. Her pedagogy is impeccable. She has the ability to listen to a student and can immediately identify problems and help the student make improvements that result in greater trust and confidence in oneself as a player. I began taking lessons from Sarah at age 66 and she never let me think that anything that can be done on the flute was "beyond" me. She is gentle and kind and very encouraging and appreciative of her students' efforts. Her manners are lovely, egalitarian, and democratic--in other words, she is a delight, and I recommend her without reservation as a teacher for students of any age--children, adults, and even older people. Most of all, she makes each lesson so much fun that you want to practice so that you can have more fun with her the following week! This review written by EMS, Eugene, OR, 2-24-16.