“Dr. Sonett creates a very welcoming atmosphere during lessons, which allows me to be comfortable and expressive when learning new material. She is able to pick up with what I may be struggling on a week to week basis in lessons, and is able to critique and offer suggestions on how I can improve. I have seen immense improvement in myself as a musician as I continue to take lessons with her.” -University of Buffalo Student


Dr. Sonett-Assor is an accomplished teacher, currently serving on the faculties of the University of Buffalo and The Kanack School of Musical Artistry, as well as maintaining a private studio in NYC and Westchester, NY. She has given masterclasses and held residencies at Gettysburg College, Kent State University, Alfred University, and the Eastman Community Music School. Previously, Dr. Sonett-Assor has taught students at Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, and Alfred University. 

Committed to nurturing a love of music along with a deep understanding of musical foundations, Dr. Sonett-Assor includes elements of music theory and music history in each lesson. Flute lessons with Dr. Sonett-Assor build critical thinking skills, encourage creativity, and support development of self-assessment skills. Each lesson includes warm-ups and tone development studies, technical exercises, and repertoire. Students should expect to play, listen, count, sing, and, on occasion, improvise! Dr. Sonett-Assor has worked both with elementary school students and advanced adult students, and has also prepared students for regional competitions, concerto competitions, college and graduate school auditions. She works with each student to create individualized practice plans and long-term goals. Students are given the opportunity to perform during studio classes and studio recitals. 

Please contact Dr. Sonett-Assor for information about lessons, residencies and masterclasses. 

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