Teaching is a strong passion for Taylor, and he is a sought after instructor of flute and chamber music. His philosophy of teaching is to provide a high standard well rounded music education, with a strong emphasis on the enjoyment of playing and sharing music with others. He enjoys working with students of all ages from beginners to pre-professionals.
Taylor founded The Tampa Flute Studio, which became a leading destination for flutists to study in Florida, creating a demand for 3 flute faculty members. He has mentored some of the top emerging flutists in the country. His students have earned placement in All State Honor Bands, All County Honor Bands, Youth Orchestras, Honors Flute Choirs, and gone on to pursue degrees both in and out of music.
Taylor has presented masterclasses at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Rollins College, University of South Florida, and has presented workshops at the Florida Flute Convention, Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, University of South Florida Flute Day and the University of North Florida Flute Day.
Taylor is available for flute lessons in person in Pittsburgh, PA or from anywhere via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom*.
*Virtual lessons will require that you have a video connection, as well as a decent microphone (either internal or external). If you have any questions regarding the technical requirements, do not hesitate to ask.
Masterclass / Guest Instructor
Taylor is available to visit your school, University/College, festival or studio to conduct masterclasses, lessons and performances for your students. Alongside general flute topics, specialty topics include:
- Authenticity Speaks: How to create and foster your unique life experiences to enhance and develop a career you are proud of
- The Modern Music Entrepreneur: How to turn your music degree into income after graduation
- Extended Techniques are Nothing New: How to utilize extended techniques in your practice, teaching, and performance of many periods of music
Contact Taylor to discuss your needs and the appropriate fee.
"Your talk, “Authenticity Speaks: How to create and foster your unique life experiences to enhance and develop a career you are proud of” resonated profoundly with my students, many of whom have already followed up with me about how excited they are to have found in you a mentor and role model for self-care and for expressing themselves!" Dr. Krista Jobson, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
"I am terribly sad that this is my last year to have you as a teacher. Not only have you taught me many technical skills in playing the flute, but you have given me new perspectives on many things [in life]." 12th grader
"It's always fun to learn new things and you make it a blast" 11th grader
"Thank you Mr. Irelan for showing me what improv is and how you do it. I find it very fun and it's not as hard as it seems. All of us really appreciate what you have done here to push forward our great program." 10th grader
"We truly appreciate how well you work with [our daughter]. She has never had a meltdown with you, even when she is exhausted and the songs get difficult. Thank you so much!!!! You have a gift." Parent of student
"Thank you for teaching me wonderful music. I'm thankful for having you as my piano teacher." 8 year old
"Mr. Taylor you are the best piano teacher!" 5 year old
"Thank you so much for being our teacher, we are very appreciative of you teaching us and helping us learn. We will always remember your good tricks such as the penny game." 7 and 5 year old siblings