Dorie has been teaching flute to our daughter for nearly 6 years. She is an excellent and inspiring teacher with highly professional performing skills. And she is exceptionally good at teaching beginners and getting them up to speed. Her comprehensive knowledge of music and wonderful personality make learning fun as well. As a result, our daughter has improved immensely, and we feel truly fortunate to have found a brilliant teacher. I would highly recommend Dorie to any parents seeking the best for their child!
Sebastian & Peggy, parents
When my daughter first began taking lessons from Dorie about 4 years ago she had no flute experience whatsoever. With Dorie’s teaching style and patience my daughter has really enjoyed discovering the flute and has successfully completed her level 4 RCM exam! Dorie has always been very positive and encouraging. Dorie’s combined experience, skill, and love for music makes her a highly qualified teacher. She has excellent credentials as a teacher and flutist. It does not matter if you are just starting or are advanced, Dorie will take flute playing to a whole new level!!
I started studying with Dorie when I was 12. She is so warmhearted and kind to her students. Oftentimes, she cracks funny jokes that make you feel at home. Over the past few years, I have been exposed to different genres of music that have helped me gain greater insight in my music studies. From reviewing the basics to learning tremellos, Mrs. Gold has taken me on an adventure where I was able to obtain so many new skills. Usually, we work hard on polishing our pieces, but at times, we take it easy by playing fun duets. Mrs. Gold never stops searching for better ways to instruct her students and her ambitions motivate us to do even better. I would most definitely recommend Dorie to other flute students.
I’ve been studying with Dorie for almost 3 years. Previously, I had 3 different music teachers: piano, violin, and flute. As I went into higher grades and as I had less time to spend on music, I decided to choose on teacher/instrument. And that was Dorie, my flute teacher. Before I met Dorie, I didn’t really like flute as an instrument and I was irritated with the embouchure. However, after meeting Dorie, I learned that flute is not a boring instrument but a powerful voice that can be expressed in various colours. Dorie is always open to a new method of teaching and she loves communicating with students about new methods. Moreover, she gives lots of opportunities for students to perform in front of others like in recitals. I would definitely recommend to others who are just simply looking for a good music teacher and others who are wanting to learn in depth about the flute world.
I have been taking lessons with Dorie for 4 years and during that time my overall flute skills and musicality have improved considerably. Dorie is organized and encourages her students to develop their musical intuition by introducing a wide variety of material to practice, to listen to and to perform. She approaches her teaching with creative strategies, dependent on what is best for each student, to support them in developing strong technical skills. Dorie’s lessons are engaging and extremely enjoyable. I highly recommend Dorie as a master flute teacher.
Kim, adult student