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B.A., Music and Psychology, Hampshire College
M.A., Performance Practice, Stanford University
D.M.A., The Ohio State University
Fulbright Scholar, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1998
Licensed Body Mapping Educator, 1998
Author, Body Mapping for Flutists: What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know about the Body (GIA Publications, 2006)
Lea Pearson embraces a teaching philosophy that empowers musicians to discover meaningful solutions for improving sound, technique, breathing and ease of playing. She enjoys making complex topics understandable and exciting for musicians of all ages and levels. Working with music educators is a favorite passion; Dr. Pearson also teaches regularly at colleges and universities, master classes, flute festivals, conferences, music schools, and military bands in Europe and the United States. She also offers private lessons in person and by web-cam.
Dr. Pearson’s book, Body Mapping for Flutists: What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know About the Body, was the first instrument-specific book in the Body Mapping books series. It has been praised by teachers and students alike, is being used in classes around the world, and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. As a performer, Dr. Pearson specializes in music of women composers, and is Artistic Director of the UUNIVERSE! Chamber Series in Columbus, OH.
Her collegiate teaching experience includes Hillsdale, Heidelberg, Centre, and Spring Arbor Colleges and The Ohio State University. She teaches regularly at Wildacres Flute Retreat, and has taught on Summerflute and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Dr. Pearson is the chair of the Performance Health Care Committee of the National Flute Association.
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