Based in Denton, Texas and originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Paula Hartsough is a Flutist and Teaching Artist. As a performer, Paula is trained in traditional flute repertoire. With an affinity for French music and elements of contemporary music, Paula strives to connect to 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.
She is currently a Graduate Assistant for Texas Woman's University while pursuing her Master's Degree in Flute Performance and Pedagogy 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 a 2018 National Flute Association (NFA) Convention Internship, has won two NFA Collegiate Flute Choir Competitions, and was selected for the SRU 2017 Concerto Competition. She also won the NFA 2016 Marcel Moyse EssayContest and participated in the masterclass with Robert Aitken.
She is passionate about performing, private teaching, and participating in various music events. She has been performing since 2005 and private teaching since 2008.