Hi, I’m Frannie!
I’m a flutist based out of New York City with over 30 years of performing and teaching experience. Between performances as Principal Flutist with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and with the Park Slope Chamber Players, I run a busy studio of private flute students out of my home in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Previously, I’ve also had the pleasure to perform with the wonderful musicians in the Staten Island Symphony, Bronx Symphony, Hunter Symphony, Regina Opera, and Island Lyric Opera.
My musical education includes a Diploma in Flute Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, followed by a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and then a Master of Arts in Flute Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. I am also a certified Suzuki flute instructor. Some of my most influential mentors have included Ransom Wilson (Yale University), Denis Bouriakov (Los Angeles Philharmonic), Keith Underwood, Mindy Kaufman (New York Philharmonic), Stephanie Mortimore (MET Orchestra), Linda Chesis (Manhattan School of Music), Bernhard Goldberg (Pittsburgh Symphony), and Philip Kaplan and Paul Fried (Boston Symphony).
I enjoy experiencing my students' growth as musicians and watching them mature into wonderful flutists. While I’m originally from Massachusetts, I now claim Windsor Terrace as my home and community. Outside of my musical career, I’m also a proud mother of two grown sons (who were both music students as kids themselves), and I love yoga and biking in my free time.