Sandra Howard

Flute and clarinet teacher

Biography

American flutist Sandra Howard has lived in France since 1981. After completing flute studies in the United States with Samuel Baron (Bach Aria Group, NY Woodwind Quintet), Thomas Nyfenger (Yale), and Richard Bromley, she received the Frank Huntington Beebe scholarship to study with Michel Debost (Orchestre de Paris) in France. She holds a Bachelor鈥檚 degree from Easter Kentucky University, a Masters from State University of New York at Stony Brook and the Certificate of Teaching from ABRSM in the UK.

As a performer Sandra has played and recorded with many orchestras and chamber groups: Les Enfants de Pan (flute trio), the Orpheus Quintet, the folk ballet Adama, Opera on the Sound and others. Currently she performs with Ensemble de Fl没tes de Paris and as a regular soloist with the chamber orchestra Vivharmonie.

She is also active as a teacher and clinician, participating often with the BFS (British Flute Society) and the NFA (National Flute Association) as well as in conservatories in the Paris region. She was administrative director of the Paris Flute Festival from 2002-2009 and she has been organising residential flute workshops since 2000: Flute Fun Weekend and Fl没tes en Somme. Her music arrangements for flute ensembles are edited by Alry Publications.

Teaching

  • Discovery Group

    For ages 5-6

    Let your child spend each trimester with a different family of instruments in small group classes

    Two children learn how to play xylophone
  • Private Music Lessons

    For ages 6-18

    Let your child learn a particular instrument and nurture his/her creative potential.

    A young child learns how to play violin in a classroom
  • Me & My Instrument

    For ages 6-7

    Let your child spend this last year in the Early Childhood program in a small ensemble before pursuing his/her music path.

    Three children practice piano in a music classroom on two different pianos