Andrei Gorchov, Flutist & Associate Conductor of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra
I have been teaching flute lessons in Marin County since 2001. I teach at the Magic Flute music store in Terra Linda and also at my Studio in Corte Madera. Lessons are $40 for half hour, $60 for 45 minute and $80 for an hour. I’ve taught students as young as age 7 up to middle school, high school, college level and adult. During the lessons, students will develop skills on the flute including acquiring a beautiful tone, proper hand position, varied articulation, breath control, and dynamic ability. We also cover a wide range of flute repertoire, mainly from the classical repertoire, but I’m also open to teaching pop, rock, and folk music if there is a strong interest there. Students will also develop strong skills of reading music, developing good rhythm, and become familiar with a broad range of stylistic performance elements. There are various opportunities for students to perform if desired, including recitals, community performances, honor bands, and the Marin Symphony youth programs.
“Andrei is not only a great flute teacher but kids love him! ” ~David F., Larkspur CA
“I can’t begin to describe the gentle and clear method that Andrei uses to create musicians.” Lisa P., San Francisco CA
“Andrei started teaching my daughter flute from 4 years ago, he is such a talented teacher that my daughter enjoys every class and has learned a lot from reading music to toning to breathing control etc etc, Andrei also encouraged her to participate in MSYO & MMC and kept challenging her to next level” ~Lisa L., Corte Madera CA
I have a great love for music education. It was of the utmost importance to me as a young performer and I couldn’t ask for anything more than to pass that along to future generations of musicians. I enjoy teaching as much as my students enjoy playing and I gain great satisfaction from helping them to learn and grow in their musicianship.
I employ a variety of teaching techniques to address a wide range of learning styles and am sensitive to the needs of individual students. I do not utilize one specific method; rather, I feel it is important to adapt my teaching style to best fit the needs and demands of each student.
In addition to teaching the flute, I am a widespread music educator in Marin. I am the associate conductor and manager of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra and have served on the board for the Marin Music Chest Awards. Additionally, I have taught music classes at the San Domenico School Conservatory and at Redwood High School. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Flute performance from San Francisco State University and studied conducting at Tanglewood with Michael Morgan, esteemed conductor of the Oakland Symphony.