…. Teacher and Lecturer
Lois is on the faculty of Germantown Academy as the flute instructor. She has previously been associate faculty for the New School of Music and Temple University Preparatory and Extension divisions and flute instructor for the Springside School for girls. She maintains a private teaching studio, giving weekly lessons as well as coaching sessions via Skype.
Her students place in the Philadelphia Flute Society student competitions, sit in area youth orchestras and have gone onto place in prestigious music conservatories and have musical careers. A few private and masterclass students hold piccolo positions in American symphony orchestras.
Special flute and piccolo sessions are available for the amateur through professional. Please use the lesson request form on the Powell Flute academy website Initial contact should be made here Send Mail
As a lecturer, Lois teaches the art of giving an engaging performance. The Elements of Musicality with an accompanying masterclass for all levels and instrumentation is based on the performance and teaching traditions of the great woodwind masters of the Philadelphia Orchestra from the Golden Era.
“Returning for the second symposium was chamber musician and piccolo pedagogue extraordinaire, Lois Herbine. With her opening workshop on “The Elements of Musicality” Lois examined the phrasing philosophies of William Kincaid and Marcel Tabuteau, legendary principal flute and oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hailing from this tradition, and with her excellent language skills, Lois offered one valuable nugget of insight after another during the masterclass sessions.”
– Nancy Nourse, Flute Focus review of the 2009 International Piccolo Symposium, January 1, 2010