Hello! I’m Misty Kruse. I’ve been teaching private flute lessons for over 20 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Psychology from Alma College and a Master in Social Work from Wayne State University. I play with the SC4 community band and am second flute/piccolo in the International Symphony Orchestra.
Although I prefer to teach my students in a face to face setting, I have enjoyed teaching virtual flute lessons over Zoom and FaceTime since March. My philosophy about private lessons is that I wish to create a space that we can make music together, improve on aspects of flute playing that you’d like to improve on, and enjoy our time together. My goal is to help you be the best flute player that you would like to be.
I believe that private lessons are for all levels of players. Whether you are just getting started on the flute, or are struggling to sound the way you want to sound, or are an already accomplished flutist who wishes to get even better, I will meet you where you are at and help you reach your goals.
Zoom or in person lessons
Alex Jackson is a flute instructor based in the Blue Water area. Having played the flute for nearly 14 years, she has had the opportunity to perform in numerous large ensembles and chamber groups, teach at several high school band camps, be a flute clinician at various workshops and events, and more! Alex graduated from Central Michigan University in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Music. While at CMU, she studied flute with Dr. Joanna White.
Since moving back to Port Huron, she has been teaching flute lessons to students in 6th-12th grade and has visited multiple schools in the area to work with the flute students in their band programs. She has also had the honor of flexing her percussion chops while working with the Port Huron Northern Thunder Drum Line as its front ensemble instructor.
Alex aims for lessons to be a healthy combination of standard flute method and technique, musician's wellness, and instruction tailored to each student's individualized needs and goals.