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 my private studio in Corte Madera and at my home in Novato. 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. 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.
My student Amelia traveled to Weggis, Switzerland upon the special invitation of Sir James and Lady Galway to attend the 2019 Flute Festival 30th Anniversary. She went to workshops, classes, performed in flute choir, and played in a solo masterclass with Lady Galway.
My student Maya, after winning the Marin Symphony Concerto Competition, was featured on the Marin IJ Lobby Lounge studio and live show. Maya performed the Mozart D Major Concerto with the Marin Symphony in 2019. Here is her interview and performance video in the Studio. https://www.marinij.com/2019/03/14/marin-symphony-youth-orchestra-soloist-maya-stocks-mozart-moment/
My student Savanna joined in with her friends of the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra to play Cantina Band during the Star Wars Pops Concert.