February Teacher Feature Angel Bradford
Learn more about Angel Bradford!
Angel Bradford began teaching flute with Kids’ Orchestra this school year at Ryan Elementary.
Bradford is a flutist and teacher in the Baton Rouge area. In addition to her private studio, Angel is the band director at St. Jude the Apostle School. She completed her Master’s degree in flute performance under the instruction of Dr. Valerie Watts at the University of Oklahoma in May of 2013. While at OU, Angel performed with the Wind Symphony, the New Century Ensemble, and the Collegium Musicum early music ensemble. Prior to her studies at OU, Angel received her Bachelor’s degree at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where she studied with Dr. Lisa Vanarsdel. At Austin Peay, Angel performed with the Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Woodwind Quintet. Angel has also performed in the William Bennett International Flute Summer School in Clarksville, Tennessee as well as other various masterclasses.
Why did you choose to work for Kids’ Orchestra?
Kid’s Orchestra provides music to kids who might not get to experience it otherwise, and that is something I am really passionate about. I knew when I heard about it that this was something I wanted to be a part of and I am excited to see it grow and flourish.
What is your teaching philosophy in the classroom?
My goal in the classroom is to teach the students respect for their instrument and theirselves, while teaching them to make a characteristic tone that they can take pride in.
If you could meet a famous musician, who would it be?
It would have to be Greg Patillo! His flute beatboxing is so cool, and I bet he would be really fun to hang out with!