Our Flute and Clarinet Educators

Amanda Johns

prof-flute-photoAmanda has been teaching privately for 7 years, and her studio of flutists ranges from beginners to adults. Each individual student brings new inspiration, challenges, and success. Their thoughtful creativity and diligence inspire her! While each lesson is tailored specifically to the individual student’s interests and goals, Amanda focuses on flute fundamentals, musician wellness, musicality, and building repertoire.
Amanda’s students explore many performance opportunities in the Boise area. Many of her students perform with the BSU Honor Flute Choir, All-State, Honor Orchestras, Honor Bands, Solo and Ensemble Festivals, on studio recitals, and their own senior recitals.  Amanda also has students who have continued their musical education by majoring and minoring in music on the collegiate level.

An Iowan native, Amanda Johns graduated with her Masters in Flute Performance from Boise State University in May 2015. Previously, she received her BM from the University of Northern Iowa. Her teachers include Dr. Nicole Molumby, Dr. Angeleita Floyd, and Anne Stein. She has performed in masterclasses for Marianne Gedigian, Bradly Garner, Claudia Anderson, Jill Felber, In Sterio, Areon Flutes, and Sir James Galway.For more information or to stay up-to-date, you can check out Amanda’s website by clicking here.

To schedule lessons, you can contact Amanda through the following: Email: amjohns126@gmail.com  or Phone: 515-240-7643

Drew Flory

Drew Flory, Graduate Assistant for music, studio portrait, photo by Priscilla Grover

Drew Flory is a clarinetist and music educator in the Treasure Valley.  He has a Master of Music in Music Performance from Boise State University and a Bachelors of Music in Education and Performance from the University of Central Arkansas.  His primary teachers include Leslie Moreau, Kelly Johnson, and Kaci Stirling.  Mr. Flory has also performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned clarinetists, including Charles Neidich, Eric Mandat, and James Campbell.

Mr. Flory currently teaches general music and choir at Maple Grove Elementary in Boise and private clarinet lessons.  He also is a member of the Treasure Valley Concert Band.  While at Boise State, he served as a teaching assistant in the clarinet studio and in music theory classes.  He also served as the Symphonic Winds graduate assistant, and in this capacity he organized the annual BSU High School Honor Band and Band Clinic.  In addition to playing in the Boise State Symphonic Winds and Boise State Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Flory has performed with the Serenate Symphony, the Meridian Symphony, the Magic Valley Symphony, and the Hymns of Thanksgiving Orchestra.

Mr. Flory has been teaching clarinet lessons since 2011, and has had many students successfully audition into honor bands.  His teaching philosophy centers around good fundamentals on the clarinet and cultivating mature musicianship.  Students of any age or skill level are welcomed, and each student will have a completely individualized course of study.

Taggert Lewis

Taggert Lewis, Clarinet Instructor in Boise, IdahoTaggert Lewis has 10 years of private teaching experience and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University in Music Education. He has taught music for 6 years in public schools. He also has his level I and level II Orff certifications. He has done clinics with marching bands, beginning bands, orchestra and even had the opportunity to coach a SiNEM orchestra in Acosta, Costa Rica. He loves teaching clarinet and strives to expose the unique voice of each of his students and work along side them to accomplish their goals. It is important to consider all of the factors that go into playing and performing and he delights in showing students how breaking past mental barriers can be the fastest and most enjoyable way to success. He teaches in Meridian and Boise, but will be traveling across the state, so please contact him if you are outside of the Boise area. His mission is to build a community of motivated and passionate clarinetists In Idaho.

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