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About Steph Gemmell

Steph Gemmell
Steph Gemmell
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Speaks: English, French
Instructs: Drums, Flute, Piccolo, Ukulele
Education: BA, George Washington University
Performance Experience: Steph earned her BA from George Washington University in 2021, and she joined M&A as a teacher in 2022. She is pursuing an interdisciplinary MA from Berklee College of Music, concentrating on music production, composition, and jazz performance. She has performed in the DC area as a member of the GW Orchestra, the Washington Young Sinfonia, and the National Cathedral Choral Festival Orchestra. She specializes in jazz and rock flute performance, playing with bands locally in PA and MD.
Teaching Experience: Steph earned her BA from George Washington University in 2021, where she completed pedagogical training as a peer tutor and led sectionals within the GW Orchestra. She taught lessons remotely from 2020 to 2022, and is excited to teach in-person at M&A. As a woodwinds instructor, Steph guides students in developing embouchure, breath support, positive practice habits, and extended techniques. She enjoys introducing her students to improvisational styles and approaches across instruments.
Teaching Philosophy: Every developing musician’s artistic voice is inherently unique and valuable. I seek to foster open, collaborative lessons that help musicians express themselves clearly and authentically. My hope is for my students to leave each lesson feeling confident in their own potential and excited to continue their musical growth! Music is ultimately a form of communication, and I support my students in effectively conveying musical ideas across a variety of genres and musical styles.

Get to know Steph Gemmell

I'm a passionate multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, and I love to connect with other musicians. I earned my BA from George Washington University in 2021, and I am currently pursuing my MA from Berklee College of Music. My primary instruments are flute and piccolo, and I have experience as a backing instrumentalist, pit musician, orchestral musician, and composer/arranger. I enjoy performing a wide range of genres, especially anything with rock organ or jazz flute. I also play ukulele, drums, guitar, saxophone, harmonica, and melodica, and I love to introduce people to instruments that are new to them. I'm excited to help you develop your skills and grow as a musician, no matter where you are on your musical journey!

Steph Gemmell teaches at:
18023 Garland Groh Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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