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About Linda Flinkman: I have been in love with music for much of my life. I began learning piano at the age of six and have never stopped playing and learning. I am thrilled to be joining the wonderful team of instructors at Wildflower Music. I received my Bachelors Degree in Music from Sonoma State University in California, and after graduation studied commercial music, composition and arranging at the Dick Grove School in Los Angeles for 2 years. ﷯My working life has been filled with music and music-related endeavors. In my hometown of Santa Monica, California I facilitated group music for kids and parents, taught piano, worked as an accompanist, interned with a film composer and edited books on tape using Protools editing software. In the late Nineties I moved to Boulder to pursue a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and Music Therapy at Naropa University. I worked for some years as a Board Certified Music Therapist, providing music therapy for a wide range of people, including at-risk kids, hospice, people with disabilities, and psychotherapy clients. After several years working in that field, I’m excited to be returning to teaching piano! Playing music with others has been one of my greatest joys, and I have played piano and organ (and a little accordion) in rock, blues and folks bands for most of my adult life. Playing with other people has been as much a part of my musical education as taking lessons and listening to music. Some of the local bands I have played with include The Danny Shafer Band, the Clay Kirkland Blues Band, Folk Yeah and currently Hotfoot Blues Band. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY I believe it is important to meet students where they are, to explore what grabs their imagination and curiosity, to observe how they learn and to facilitate their learning process in a way that empowers them to enjoy music for a lifetime. Music is a whole person activity, involving the mind, body and emotions. Lessons are designed to meet the specific goals of each student as well as provide a well-rounded musical foundation that includes reading, technique, listening skills, theory, musicianship and improvisation AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Beginning to Advanced Piano Music Theory Eartraining & Sightreading Improvisation Pop/Rock Accompaniment Rock & blues piano styles Music Notation and Chart Writing Music Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk and a little Jazz

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