Find a Teacher

Are you interested in music lessons for you or your child? Within the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra are several instrument-specific teachers who offer private lessons. Browse below to find a teacher!

Brass & Winds

Albert Harclerode

Tuba Instructor

Albert 'Bert' Harclerode has been the FSO Principal Tuba since 1998 and is the Tubadours founder and managing director. He was a student of Roger Bobo, James Self, Rodger Vaughan, and James F. Gould. He is currently accepting beginning and intermediate students.
For information contact him at

Jeannette Moore

Flute Instructor

Jeannette Hirasawa Moore plays principal flute for the Flagstaff Symphony, Arizona Philharmonic and Verde Valley Sinfonietta, and performs chamber music with her flutist friend Andrea Graves in Duo Catalina as well as the chamber group Ponderosa Players. Originally from Canada, Jeannette has performed as soloist with the Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Hart House Orchestra and received her Master of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto as a student of Douglas Stewart. She has also studied with Canadian flutist Robert Aitken, Thomas Nyfenger, Sam Baron, Trevor Wye, Peter Lloyd and Geoffrey Gilbert. She toured the Far East with Phantom of the Opera before settling in the United States.

Jeanette teachs flute and piccolo all ages from 8 to adult at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 423 N Beaver at Elm. She is currently accepting students. You can contact her at
928-554-3974 or

Andrea Graves

Flute Instructor

I am currently accepting students. Reach out at 928-864-6478


Leticia Velasco

Violin Instructor

Leticia Velasco holds a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's degree in violin performance and pedagogy from the University of Houston Mrs. Velasco has performed with many music ensembles, with her husband Juan Velasco as a piano and violin duo, and worked full time at the Filarmonica de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico for eight years. She is now a member of the Flagstaff Symphony and the Suzuki Association the Americas (SSA). Leticia has attended many workshops and conferences in music pedagogy and has taught private violin
lessons to many public school students. She and her husband have owned their private music studio in Flagstaff for 17 years, called Piano and Violin School of Flagstaff

Leticia teaches all levels and ages. She teaches Suzuki and traditional methods. Her private home studio, Piano and Violin School of Flagstaff has openings in piano and violin and is accepting students. Please contact Leticia or Juan Velasco at (928) 226-7420, (928) 225-5034 or (928) 813-6172 for more information.

Loralyn Staples

Violin Instructor

Loralyn Staples has played violin since age 10. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance from the University of Utah and a Master's Degree in Music from Wichita State University, and a long performing career. She teaches private students of all ages, online only. She uses the Suzuki combined with Rolland pedagogy and her specialty is teaching adults. She teaches classical as well as fiddle styles and loves helping students to correct faulty technique!
Loralyn teaches Beginner through Advanced classical violin as well as fiddle. She reached online lessons only and is currently accepting students. Contact her at (928) 303-9839

Emma Riebe

Cello Instructor

Emma Riebe is a cellist and teacher based in Flagstaff, AZ. In May of 2022 she graduated with her degree in cello performance from Northern Arizona University. She was Principal cello of the NAU Symphony and Chamber orchestras and had the opportunity this past spring to perform in the continuo section of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. As a winner of the 2021 NAU Concerto Competition, she performed the Elgar Cello Concerto, IV with the NAU Symphony Orchestra on May 1st.
Emma also spends her time arranging and recording strings for popular music, performing and collaborating with other musicians, and of course performing in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra.

Emma is trained in the Suzuki teaching method and has been growing her private teaching studio in Flagstaff since 2016. She teaches all ages from 4 years old and up. Emma's students develop a solid foundation of cello technique, mind-body connection, listening skills, and memorized repertoire based on the Suzuki Method, but also will develop strong reading skills and feel prepared to participate in collaborative settings.

To learn more and contact Emma, visit her teaching website: