Dohler Music Studios
Amy Dohler, Flute & Piano Teacher
About Mrs. Dohler
Amy Dohler is a private flute instructor, soloist, freelance musician, and piano teacher in Vernon Hills. She started playing flute when she was nine years old and played principal flute in several award winning honors bands and orchestras throughout high school. Mrs. Dohler went on to earn her Bachelor of Music degree, with a concentration in flute performance, from Northwestern University where she studied with Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutists Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef and played principal flute and piccolo in various orchestras & other ensembles. Mrs. Dohler was a Yamaha Young Performing Artist winner (a national music competition for college students), a Sigma Alpha Iota Flute Performance Scholarship winner, and a Northwestern University Concerto Competition finalist. While in college, Mrs. Dohler was chosen by the Chicago Flute Club to perform in a masterclass with flutist Leone Buyse of the Boston Symphony Orchestra & Boston Pops. Most recently, Mrs. Dohler won a concerto competition to solo with the North Suburban Wind Ensemble in Libertyville/Vernon Hills, IL in 2014. In addition to teaching private lessons, Mrs. Dohler serves as a flute clinician, ensemble coach, and Solo & Ensemble Contest judge in the northern Illinois suburbs.
Mrs. Dohler is also an active piano teacher and accompanist in the Vernon Hills area and has played piano for over 35 years! She earned her Master of Science in Education degree from Northwestern University and brings a wealth of experience to her teaching. Mrs. Dohler loves working with students of all ages, backgrounds, and ability levels and is thrilled to watch her students (children, teens, & adults) grow, develop and succeed as they work to improve their technique and musicality. Mrs. Dohler is passionate about customizing her teaching to fit each student’s needs, and she works diligently to make her lessons both fun and challenging! She is gentle and caring as she pushes her students to the best of their abilities, and she strives to keep her studio positive and encouraging. Mrs. Dohler is thrilled to share her musical talents and knowledge, her teaching skills, and her ability to connect with each and every one of her students, and she would love to have you join her music studio!
Mrs. Dohler's students consistently audition into the highest ensembles, both in school and extracurricularly, and her students consistently receive high level ratings in solo/ensemble contests, etc. Mrs. Dohler has had multiple students audition successfully into MYA (Midwest Young Artists Society), and several students received superior awards &/or Shining Stars trophies with perfect scores in the Music Stars Online Competition during COVID.
Lessons & Coaching
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
“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.
“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.”
"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!"
"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!"
Fall Zoom Studio Recital
Nov. 8, 2020
Spring Zoom Studio Recital
April 25, 2021
Fall Zoom Studio Recital
Nov. 7, 2021
Spring Studio Recital
April 24, 2022
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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