Lois Herbine maintains a private teaching studio, giving weekly lessons as well as coaching sessions. Her weekly students have placed in the Philadelphia Flute Society student competitions, have sat in area youth orchestras and have gone onto place in prestigious music conservatories and have musical careers as well as avocations.
A half dozen professional flutists and symphony orchestral piccoloists that have sought Lois out for performance coaching over the last few years, consider her an influential teacher. One such student, Sandra del Cid-Davies of the Orlando Philharmonic, won the piccolo audition for the Florida Orchestra (May 2017). Another, Amy I-Yun Tu, became a Powell Artist in July, 2018.
One time flute and piccolo sessions are available for the amateur through professional flutist. The cost of this lesson includes pick up and delivery to the local Septa transit station for those traveling more than forty miles.
Lois is available for piccolo lessons that are an addition to the students' weekly flute lessons with a separate flute teacher. Please check with your primary teacher first before making an inquiry.
“Returning for the second symposium was chamber musician and piccolo pedagogue extraordinaire, Lois Herbine. With her opening workshop on “The Elements of Musicality” Lois examined the phrasing philosophies of William Kincaid and Marcel Tabuteau, legendary principal flute and oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hailing from this tradition, and with her excellent language skills, Lois offered one valuable nugget of insight after another during the masterclass sessions.”
– Nancy Nourse, Flute Focus review of the 2009 International Piccolo Symposium, January 1, 2010
Lois conducts adult flute choir sessions for her private students and outside players (amateur to semiprofessional) on the third Wednesday of each month. Please use the contact page to inquire.