Passionate about teaching,  Dr. Easley's teaching experience encompasses private lessons, public school, and collegiate level instruction.

Dr. Easley's students have won and placed in several competitions including: the National Flute Association's Young Artist and Masterclass Competitions, the High School Flute Choir, Collegiate Flute Choir and Professional Flute Choir, in addition to regional events such as the Flute Society of Washington's Horace Mann Competition, Collegiate Soloist, Honors, and Masterclass competitions, South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition, Hampton Roads Flute Faire, Richmond Flute Fest competitions, as well as concerto competitions in Pittsburgh, Richmond, Williamsburg, Lancaster, PA and Rochester, NY.   Her students have also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School, Aria International Summer Academy, Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Camp, Interlochen, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Marina Piccinini International Flute Masterclass, and Alexa Still's Summer Flute Academy at Oberlin.

 

Students have also gone on to study at the Eastman School, Oberlin, Florida State University, Vanderbilt, the University of Illinois, Duquesne University, UNC Greensboro, and the Cole Conservatory of Music, among others. Dr. Easley's flute students have been recognized at VCU with awards for Excellence in Performance and Music Education.

Whether a student's professional goals are in teaching or education, each flutist is provided with the tools necessary for success with an individualized teaching plan comprising long term and short term goals.

 

To schedule a skype lesson or to learn more please email  tapeters@vcu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching

        The VCU Flute Ensemble at the Depot in Richmond, VA.

"Your masterclass was so amazing! Your demeanor was warm, and you made the students comfortable. You were able to make each one of them sound so much better!"           

                   - Jannelle Barrera, flute instructor at Orange County High School for the Performing Arts, Nov. 2011

"I had such a great time working with you and I am excited to have a new perspective on the piece. If there are any other masterclass performance opportunities in your area, I would be delighted to participate."  -Alicia G, collegiate masterclass participant at the WVU Spring Flute Fling