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Dottie Connors

Name: Dottie Connors
Photo - Dottie Connors
Location: Hamden
United States 06514
Contact: The Magical Flute
Dorothy Connors
68 East Gate Lane
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 248-6247 ph
(203) 868-2683 cell
Email: dottie.connors@comcast.net
Website: http://www.threeflutes.com
Now accepting students for private flute lessons (slots limited)

My Dad took me to my first concert. I haven’t been the same since. The flute in particular captivated and enthralled me, its charm its glitter, its ability to transport beautiful and spirited sounds. With my Dad’s support I began taking private lessons with Joe Sebastian and Harvey Hubbell. I played in the high school orchestra as well as the jazz band, my love for it has not diminished

Although flute remained dear to my heart, I played for personal pleasure while my children were growing up. After my children were grown, I entered the professional arena and began taking private lessons with Judy Kodaras. In time we collaborated

1987 – Present
§ The Magic flute, founder
§ Guest at a master’s class with James Galway
§ Audited a music class at Quinnipiac University
§ Have performed with:
§ The New Haven Symphony
§ The Sacred Heart University Community Chamber Orchestra
§ The Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Master’s Program
§ The Milford Symphony Orchestra
§ Subway Orchestra – provides music gratis for charitable fundraising events
§ Hamden Symphony Concerts
§ Sacred Heart University
§ Convocation ceremonies
§ Art shows
§ Alumni reunions
§ Music choir
§ Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Hospice
§ Angel’s Restaurant in Milford -- weekly
§ Special private events, e.g. weddings, bar mitzvah, corporate parties and private homes
§ Bethany Music and Dance, Yale education
§ East Gate Condo social events
§ Pittsburgh Flute Convention, attendee at several master’s classes and workshops

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§ More than twelve years of experience in music
§ Uncommon knowledge of music gained since early age
§ Flexible, energetic, creative, motivated ability in helping students to practice daily – practice without supervision and strong adherence to time for rehearsals and concerts
§ Deep understanding on how to care for flutes
§ Unmatchable ability to express self through music
§ Excellent organization skills
§ Profound ability to communicate musical concepts and instructions clearly

1985 – Present
§ Planned program of study that meets students’ individual needs, interest, and abilities
§ Guidance of the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and clear objectives for all lesson, units, projects, communication of these objectives to student
§ Employment of instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting objective
§ Assessment of students accomplishment on a regular basis and intermittent provision of progress reports
§ Counseled with colleagues, students and parents on a regular basis
§ Available to teach both adults and children, individually or in groups
§ Teach primarily indoors
§ Outdoor settings include:
§ Sterling House gazebo, Stratford
§ Milford duck pond
§ Provision of performance opportunities for advanced students, e.g. nursing homes
§ Intermittently provide private recitals for parents and friends. When appropriate may include teacher/student duets

National Flute Association (NFA)
New Haven Arts Council
Connecticut Chamber Music Network
Wallingford Arts Council

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Additional Specialisms: Solo Performance
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