Faculty Highlights: Cassie Lear (Flute)

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In her own words:

"My teaching focuses on creating an environment tailored to every student’s individual needs by working with them to identify and achieve goals. Playing music is a joy on its own, but also reinforces skills such as nonverbal communication, anticipating problems, and practical problem solving. Music students also learn the value of practicing consistently instead of cramming at the end – flute is one thing you cannot possibly succeed at by last-minute practice! I love teaching music and appreciate the moments when a student succeeds at a hard passage they’ve struggled with, when they feel that they’ve given a meaningful performance, and when they can look back on all they’ve learned and feel proud of their hard work."

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