Jessica Valiente has taught flute at Brooklyn College and at Montclair State University, is listed on the flute faculty of College of Performing Arts at The New School (Jazz and Contemporary Music Department) in New York City, and coaches chamber music ensembles at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has taught lecture subjects in the areas of music history and ethnomusicology at Mercy College, University of Bridgeport, John Jay College, Baruch College, The New School. She has maintained a private teaching studio for over thirty years, and is trained in both Suzuki and Kinderflute teaching methods for flute and recorder. She presents concert-lectures on traditional and indigenous flutes from around the world in her Global Flutes program.
Jessica Valiente teaches flute, recorder, and global traditional flutes to children ages 4-18, college students, and to professional woodwind players who want to improve their flute skills.
If you are interested in private study with Dr. Valiente, visit her studio website: The Global Flute Studio
Dr. Valiente gives master classes in flute and recorder for teens, college students, and adult professionals and amateurs in jazz improvisation, Latin improvisation styles, Brazilian choro, historical performance practice, and audition preparation for competitive ensembles and conservatory auditions.
In this program, Jessica Valiente presents indigenous, traditional and historical flutes from around the world. She performs on more than 30 flutes from over a dozen world cultures, and often includes folk songs and storytelling. The program generally includes Native American flutes, quena, sikus, shakuhachi, dizi, xiao, Irish whistles, Cuban flute, and Brazilian pifano, but there are many more. This program is suitable for libraries, flute fairs and conferences, classrooms, and lecture halls. The content is adaptable for audiences of every age and level of experience, from young children and general audiences to graduate students in flute or ethnomusicology.
Dr. Valiente is the Executive Director of Youth Orchestras of Essex County (YOEC). Founded in 1956, YOEC is New Jersey's oldest and longest continually-operating youth orchestra organization. If you would like to know more about YOEC, please click here to visit their website: YOEC
To inquire about engaging Dr. Valiente for a workshop, ensemble coaching, master class, lecture, or Global Flutes presentation, please send an email.