Gina Dexter is currently the director of Aspiring Minds Montessori, a private pre-school in Frisco, Texas. While running and managing the affairs of the school, Mrs. Dexter still gigged and performed as a flutist in the Greater DFW area. She completed a Masters in Music at Southern Methodist University, while studying with Kara Kirkendoll Welch. While at SMU, Mrs. Dexter performed with the Grammy Award winning group Eighth Blackbird and violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain. Before attending SMU she completed a tour with the Army's Premier Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps where she was awarded the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region coin, and performed on The Geraldo Show. During her undergraduate degree at UNT while under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Karen Clardy, she was a member of The North Texas Wind Symphony (beginning sophomore year), UNT Symphony Orchestra, various chamber groups, as well as recorded for the Klavier label. In addition, Mrs. Dexter has performed with the Dallas Millennial Choirs and Orchestra, Colombia Flute Choir, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra.
Lynn Han recently graduated with a Masters in Music in flute performance, at Northwestern University, and received her Bachelors of Music at the University of North Texas in 2015.
Nami Kimura was born in Kyoto, Japan. She received her Bachelor of Music from the Kyoto City University of Arts. She also studied with Trevor Wye at “The Studio” in England for two years. Currently a resident of College Station, Texas. She is a member of nemeaWinds, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Brazos Breeze Flute Choir. She held her own flute summer camp in 2017.
Rachel Markham has been playing flute for almost 25 years. She enjoys playing in the church orchestra and any other opportunities she gets but her passion is to teach others how to play the flute. She not only teaches her students how to play but also teaches music theory so the students get an even better understanding of music. I work alongside the directors so what I am teaching them lines up with what they are doing at school. Please email me or call with any questions or if you are interested in setting up a lesson.
Sophia Ann Ramirez
Sophia is from Brownsville, TX. She was a 2 year member of the All State band and a member of the region Honor band for 4 years. While in high school, her flute teacher gave her opportunities to work closely with students at the middle school she attended and was able to give them lessons on their region etudes. Upon graduating high school, her former flute teacher also gave her opportunities to help the high school students on their All state audition pieces. She has experience in teaching in the middle school and high school level. She is currently a sophomore psychology major and 1st chair in the university Wind Ensemble.