Michel Dew is the definition of an entrepreneurial artist. Freelance flautist, songwriter, and educator, she graduated cum laude from the Boston Conservatory in 2013 with a Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance. In addition to flute, she studied piano, voice, and pedagogy. Her teachers include renowned players Geralyn Coticone, Ann Bobo, Jeff Zook, Rhonda Larson, Kazuo Tokito, and Ervin Monroe. She has performed in masterclasses with notable musicians Marianne Gedigian, James Galway, Joseph Silverstein, Rhonda Larson, Amy Porter, and Michel Debost.
As a soloist, Michel has performed professionally in Boston and in the Chicagoland area. She has participated in competitions across the United States and was honored as a finalist in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition. Her woodwind quintet was the winner in the Boston Conservatory Chamber Honors Competition for two consecutive years, and she is a founding member of the Kelkarna Trio, an innovative saxophone, flute, and piano ensemble in Boston. She is also a founding member of Peridiam, a Chicago-based classical/contemporary flute and horn duo.
Michel discovered a passion for songwriting while participating in a ProArts program at the Berklee College of Music. After starting her own band, she made her first professional recording at Studio 52. Her songs incorporate her classical training with her contemporary style, resulting in music that dares to be different.
To achieve her goal of bringing the joy of music to children, Michel established her first private studio in the greater Boston area in 2014. Her 15+ years of classical training, combined with a decade of professional childcare experience, provide the basis for a unique approach to her teaching style. Drawing on her expertise in child development, she tailors her lessons to each individual student. For those in school, private lessons complement school programs
Michel is currently sharing her vitality, knowledge, and love for music with students at her private studio in Evanston, IL.