Dohler Music Studios

Amy Dohler, Flute & Piano Teacher

About Me

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About Mrs. Dohler

      Amy Dohler is a private flute instructor & clinician, freelance performer & ensemble coach, solo/ensemble contest judge, and piano teacher in Vernon Hills, IL.  She studied with Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutists Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef while earning her BM in flute performance from Northwestern University, and she’s performed in masterclasses, won awards & scholarships, and held principal flute/piccolo positions with several ensembles throughout the years.  Mrs. Dohler has also played piano for more than 35 years.  In addition to her Bachelor of Music degree, Mrs. Dohler earned her BA in History and her MS in Education degrees from Northwestern University and has over 18 years of teaching experience, in both individual and classroom settings.  

      Mrs. Dohler’s students consistently audition into the highest ensembles, both in school and extracurricularly, and regularly receive top solo/ensemble contest ratings (often perfect scores).  She has had multiple students audition successfully into the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory & participate in MYAC ensembles, and several of her students received superior awards &/or Shining Stars trophies with perfect scores in the Music Stars Online Competition during COVID.

      Mrs. Dohler loves working with students of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels and is thrilled to watch her students grow, develop and succeed as they work to beautify their tone, refine & improve their technique, expand their rhythmic awareness, and enhance their expressivity & musicality.  Her students thrive in the positive/encouraging studio environment she fosters and develop important life skills, as well—self-confidence, self-discipline, self-evaluation & goal-setting, resilience, a desire to challenge oneself, and the ability to learn & grow from one’s struggles.  Mrs. Dohler prides herself on her ability to connect with each and every one of her students while challenging them, inspiring them, and nurturing each student’s love of music.  Mrs. Dohler is excited to share her musical gifts and knowledge, her teaching talents, & her love of music with her students, while pushing them to the best of their abilities.  She offers both in-person and online lessons and works hard to customize those lessons to fit each student’s individual interests and needs.

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Lessons & Coaching

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Are you a high school flutist looking to advance your skills, the parent of a middle schooler seeking individualized flute instruction for your son or daughter, or the parent of a beginning band student making sure your child has specialized instruction from a flute teacher as they learn this beautiful instrument?  Perhaps you're an adult rekindling a youthful love for the flute or pursuing a long lived dream to play the flute.  If so, please contact me.  I would love to help!

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Do you have flute students who could benefit from specialized instruction in tone production, tonguing skills, finger dexterity/ technique, development of vibrato, etc.?  Would you like someone to provide flute workshops & clinics on these topics for your students?  If so, please contact me.  I would love to work with these students!

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Are you looking to enrich your child's life with music or perhaps rekindle your own past love for the piano?  Do you want to expand your son &/or daughter's creativity, enhance their ability to focus, & watch their confidence flourish?  Do you want to boost your child's cognitive development & nurture your teen's emotional expression through music?  Are you retired & finally finding time to learn/relearn this beautiful instrument?  If so, please contact me.  I would love to work with you!

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Are you looking for a friendly, encouraging, & personable  judge to work with flute players at Solo & Ensemble or other performance based contests?   Someone who judges fairly, finds ways to put students at ease during their performances, & provides concrete advice for growth & development during post-performance clinics?  If so, please contact me.  I love working with students of all ages in these contest environments. 

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Online Lessons

Mrs. Dohler also offers flute & piano lessons in an online format so that students for whom in-person lessons are not feasible .  This allows students from great distances to benefit from her music instruction abilities.However, for some students, in-person lessons are not feasible due to schedule conflicts, location, health, etc.  Therefore, I have decided to offer online lessons as a permanent option, even after the CDC deems it safe to resume in-person study.  If this solution fits your needs, please contact me!

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Would you like to create a flute choir at your school or assign smaller woodwind ensembles to work with a musical coach/ensemble director in a chamber music setting, especially as we are all seeking new ways to bring music to our students in the COVID-19 era?  If so, please contact me.  I would love to work with these students!

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Testimonials

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We are so thankful for Mrs. Dohler. Having grown up taking

flute lessons, I truly appreciate the amount of effort she puts toward our daughter’s music education. She’s able to effectively balance fun and education such that our daughter really

enjoys her lessons!

                                                                           --Anne T.

“Amy is a wonderful musician and person.  She is a knowledgeable, thorough and compassionate teacher.  My children and I have all grown musically under her instruction."

--Winston, Addison, & Heather B.

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“My 7 year old has been taking lessons from Mrs. Dohler since 10 months now; and he enjoys them. Mrs. Dohler introduces notes/rhythms using games which makes the lessons interesting and  fun. The lessons are well balanced between theory and practical aspect. Mrs. Dohler is also very organized, and customizes the lessons well to help my son overcome any difficulties he faces.

I see a good progress in my son.”

                                                                                  --Megha D.

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"Our daughter’s improvement over the past year of working with Mrs Dohler has been incredible! Not only has she improved, she is also more confident, better prepared, and more interested in her instrument. Mrs. Dohler is always willing to listen to concerns we may have, gives in-depth feedback, and is super flexible with meeting times!"

                                                                            --Joe A.

"I'm beyond happy Mrs. Dohler is my piano teacher.  I this past year alone, I've learned piano much faster than with my past piano teachers.  She truly cares about each and every student she has!"

                                                                            --Grace B..

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Studio Photos

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Fall Zoom Studio Recital

Nov. 8, 2020

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Spring Zoom Studio Recital

April 25, 2021

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Fall Zoom Studio Recital

Nov. 7, 2021

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Spring Studio Recital

April 24, 2022

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Contact Information

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Thank you for visiting Dohler Music Studios!  If you're interested in my music programs and would like more information, please submit your name & email below or contact me directly at DohlerMusic@gmail.com

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