Gretchen L. Germann enjoys performing, but her true passion lies in teaching. Dedicated to seeing her students succeed in music and in life, Mrs. Germann believes that learning a musical instrument should be invigorating and rewarding.
Mrs. Germann holds a BA in music education and a MM in music performance. She has over 30 years of teaching experience. Gretchen enjoys working with flutists of all ages and ability levels. She covers musical fundamentals such as tone, technique, posture, ear training, and music theory in every lesson.
As the owner/operator of GIFT Flute Studio in Kettering, OH, Mrs. Germann teaches both in her home and online offering private lessons, group lessons, masterclasses, small ensemble opportunities, and solo opportunities for her students. Praised for her “patience, knowledge, and compassion,” she strives to build a community of musicians by offering a safe space in which students can explore all aspects of the flute and music-making without fear.
Her professional affiliations in the National Flute Association, The Ohio Federation of Music Clubs, the Dayton Music Club, the Washington Flute Society, Flute Play, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas give her students a wide array of opportunities.
In addition to her private studio teaching and online teaching, Mrs. Germann currently serves as adjunct faculty at Stivers School for the Arts and the New Horizons adult music program through the University of Dayton. She stays active as a performer playing with her flute trio Syrodesy, as well as playing flute for the Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra and the Dayton Playhouse. She continues to advance her own professional growth with a multitude of experiences that ensure that her teaching remains vibrant and cutting-edge. Gretchen hopes you will join her on Your Teachable Moment and encourages you to:
Find your voice. Tell your story. Share your GIFT!