Based in Denton, Texas and originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Paula Hartsough is a passionate Flutist and Instructor. She has been performing since 2005 and private teaching since 2008. As a performer, Paula is trained in traditional flute repertoire. With an affinity for Romantic and French music, Paula energetically strives to connect with her audience by transforming aspects of human emotion into musical expression.
As a private instructor, Paula understands the importance of customizing lesson plans to fit each student’s unique learning style and believes that everyone has the capability to learn music. With knowledge on a variety of pedagogical techniques, she enjoys teaching a wide range of students and is certified in KinderFlute. Paula currently teaches Music and Movement, a class for young children, at Texas Woman's University (TWU) Community Music Center.
She is currently a Graduate Assistant at TWU while pursuing her Master's Degree in Flute Pedagogy and Performance and studying with Dr. Pamela Youngblood. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance with a Minor in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University (SRU) in Spring 2017. While at Slippery Rock, she studied with Mrs. Stacey Steele and Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich.
Paula is a member of the National Flute Association (NFA), Texas Music Educators Association, and has participated in the Pittsburgh Flute Club in Pennsylvania. She was selected for the 2019 NFA Convention Professional Flute Choir, 2018 NFA Internship, 2017 and 2016 NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Competitions, and the SRU 2017 Concerto Competition. She also won the NFA 2016 Marcel Moyse EssayContest and participated in the masterclass with Robert Aitken.
With her love for music, Paula seeks to bring joy to audiences, children, and students of all ages through her positive spirit and devotion to education.