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Dr Jessica Quiñones
Claudia Date: March 2014
I was an adult when I decided I finally wanted to learn how to play the flute. Thank goodness my first teacher was Jessica! She was amazing. So talented. So knowledgeable. So professional. So patient. So inspiring. So thorough. So passionate about the flute -- whether playing one, or teaching someone else how to play. I was so impressed with her and her ability to teach me to play a flute, that I briefly considered following her to the British Isles when she moved from Colorado because I didn't think I would find someone as qualified as her. If you chose Jessica as your instructor, you will not be disappointed. Lucky, lucky you!'
Bianca Date: March 2014
'When I first met Jessica ten years ago I was 13 and still just a serious beginner on the flute. It's because of her patient teaching that I was able to advance as far as I did. She encouraged me not to be shy and to bring in scores that I wanted to learn to play. Under her teachings I learned how to listen to music in a different way, to pick up a piece of sheet music and to have the skills to sight read it with no problems. She even had the patience to handle my extreme shyness and eventually helped me out of my shell with music. And for that I'll always be grateful. She also have a very flexible teaching style that easily changed to suit each player's needs. Because of her, music is still a huge and important part of my life and I can't thank Jessica enough for that.'
Becca Date: March 2014
'I first went to Jessica as an adult learner, after completing years of study and finally having the chance to focus on something I wanted to do. I knew the flute was the instrument for me but I knew nothing else about it other than what it looked like and how to spell it! Jessica's love and enthusiasm for the flute came across instantly, she is a warm, kind, patient and wonderful teacher who made her students feel like they were the most important person to her in the world to her. She approached teaching in a relaxed, fun and enthusiastic way which instantly made you feel calm and confident. Her knowledge about music and flute is incredible, her wisdom knew no bounds and every lesson she approached with energy and enthusiasm to share that with you. Her lesson structure was varied and fun and she always made time to listen and explain the reasons behind everything we did. My playing and learning came on tremendously ending in the highlight of been able to play at my wedding. Her enthusiasm and passion for the flute will always stick with me and whenever I get stuck I just remember what she said right in our first lessons "if you don't spend time building the foundations of your flute house then it will fall down", it spurs me on everytime! I cannot thank Jessica enough and any student would be incredibly lucky to have her as a teacher.'- Rebecca H., UK.

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