"My teaching approach is grounded in experiences gained by studying with instructors who offered a variety of different perspectives on flute performance, as well as my own professional experience as a performer and pedagogue.

      I want to create and train independent and self-directed artists. My lessons include discussions of style, technique as well as body awareness"

-Maria Alvarado

        As a pedagogue, Ms. Alvarado has served as faculty at the Youth Orchestra of Barquisimeto, Teaching Fellow at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, and Teaching Artist for Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Notes in the Neighborhood program. She was also enrolled in El Sistema in Venezuela, which instilled a deep understanding of the impact of educational outreach in urban settings. Both of Ms. Alvarado's ensembles, Trio Amaranti and In Radiance Flutes, view their main goals as outreach.

Ms. Alvarado maintains a private studio in the DFW area. She joined the Flute Faculty at Mountain View College in 2017. If you are interested in enrolling in her studio, please go to the contact page. 


     "Studying under Ms. Alvarado had been very constructive. She always makes sure that my flute playing is consistently progressing and has encouraged me to not fall into complacency. Ms. Alvarado's teaching style helped me learn new techniques for flute playing easily and comfortably that would otherwise be frustrating and difficult. Her ability to teach, explain, demonstrate, and encourage, has been essential in my transition from high school to collegiate flute playing. My goal as a first-semester undergrad flutist was to steadily improve musically and technically, and Ms. Alvarado helped me achieve that and more.  

-Valeria, University of North Texas, 2020 

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© 2019 by Maria Gabriela Alvarado

photo credits: Ohkyeong Kwon, Finerthings Photography, and Taylor Rossi