Elizabeth Pickens - Private Flute Instructor

Elizabeth Pickens has taught as a private flute instructor for over 24 years. She played flute at the Kennedy Center for Jean Pierre Rampal at age eleven.  She further studied at the center as an orchestra apprentice.  She studied flute under Carol Kniebush Noe at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She has played in masterclasses with Goran Marcussen, Mary Karen Clardy, and Alexa Still. Active in the local flute community, she served as secretary for the Arizona Flute Society for five years and gives flute clinics in local schools. She plays principal flute with Phoenix College community orchestra, with whom she has played for the last ten years. Her philosophy is to motivate students with positive reinforcement and lots of nurturing support. She believes that lessons should be engaging because, after all, playing flute is FUN!