Carol Meves has been an active performer and teacher of all ages for over 15 years. In that time, she has recorded for the Koss and Northwoods Labels, toured Europe and the United States, and has performed in a variety of venues in this community including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, Bel Canto, and Waukesha Orchestras. She currently is principal flute of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and the Music by the Lake Chamber Orchestra and holds the piccolo position the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. She is also well-known as a chamber musician and soloist.
Fifteen years ago, Carol developed the flute program at the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under her baton, the Chamber flute Ensemble was twice invited to perform at the National Flute Associations Convention and also commissioned and premiered works for the ensembles.In 1997, Carol Meves received the Civic Music Award for Outstanding Studio Teaching. She has given masterclasses throughout the midwest. Carol has judged for the Wisconsin State Solo and Ensemble Competition. Her studio has produced many musicians who have pursued music as a profession as well as those who continue to learn flute simply for the enjoyment of the flute.
“There is nothing more exciting for me than helping another person of any age conquer a new skill and enjoy the process. My flute studio is based on positive reinforcements with individual instruction tailored to the student’s needs and abilities. It is stressed that mistakes are an important learning tool and should be loud and beautiful. Each technique is carefully learned with no time table in mind. QUALITY rather than quantity is stressed. Although I search for and encourage performing opportunities in each age group, it is not mandatory. Most importantly, I believe in being truly interested and supportive of my students and teaching with a strong sense of humor.
At WAM, beginner flute players explore rhythms; learn to read music fluently and make beautiful sounds. Learning is done effortlessly through songs, sayings and pleasant reminders from past lessons.
Intermediate study introduces the full range of the instrument and more advanced technical skills. The student begins to learn longer, more substantial literature and is introduced to alternative music styles.
Advanced students work on a variety of music styles. Concepts of performance etiquette and practice strategies are explored. The lessons are primarily striving for a well-rounded musician.