129 S. Virginia Avenue, S 701, Atlantic City NJ, 08401
Instruments:Flute, Theory

Styles:Classical, Rock – Alternative
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:35 years
Rate:$55 / hr

Personal Statement

I began playing when I was ten, studied with several famous teachers and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Mass. with a full scholarship. I have a legacy to share. Teachers: NY Philharmonic – Julius Baker; Boston Symphony Orchestra – James Pappoutsakis; World Class Flutist Gary Schocker.

I am a good teacher and get results with my students. I play Classical, Jazz, Rock and alternative, write songs and am also a singer.

I teach young to old, beginner to advanced. Everyone is different, and so my approach with each student is designed to fit his/her needs. I will travel to you for an extra $10 if you are within a 45 minute radius. Otherwise I teach at several studios

I especially enjoy teaching adults who once played the flute and want to resume playing.

I am an open and friendly individual, and lessons should be fun, but I do want you to practice and grow! I’ll show you how.

Education / Training

Full scholarship, New England Conservatory of Music
Principal flute NEC orchestra – studied with James
Pappoutsakis, Principal flutist, Boston Pops and BSO

Studied with: Julius Baker, NY; Francis Blaisdell, NY;
Jim Walker, NY; Gary Schocker – World Class Flutist

Principal Flutist – Atlantic Pops Community Band, EHT, NJ
Principal Flutist – Tri-State Symphony, NY
First Flute – Hudson Valley Wind Symphony
Fine Arts Symphony, Tarrytown, NY

** Founder / Flutes for Peace Flute Ensemble

** Wrote article for “Flute Talk” magazine:
“Starting Over”….Dec. 2014 edition

Jazz and Classical Flutist/Performer and Singer


Jazz – Europa

Gesu Bambino at Christmas Church Service – Geri Rizzo

Ave Maria – Schubert

Air on a G String – JS Bach

Geri Rizzo