Tessa Brinckman

Flute Alto Flute Bass Flute Piccolo

Students & Online Coaching

Tessa coaches both individuals and ensembles at intermediate and advanced playing levels. Tessa is open to online coaching sessions and lessons.

Background & Offerings

At this point my teaching practice is selective. I teach masterclasses, workshops and private lessons in NYC and also when I travel. I have taught a lot online, and am evolving ways to do this. I like teaching students who are awake to new sounds, new concepts, and to keeping our many traditions bearing fruit. Students can focus on any member of the flute family as I play them all.
I am also offering an 8 week private course of regeneration for flute players who want to shake things up a bit… My work is inspired by all kinds of traditional and innovative artistic cultures, and I love to pass them forward. Recurring themes that come up all the time with flute players include how to successfully collaborate, the comfort of good physical technique, and how to keep a creative process going. The practice is about widening your self-expression to help you focus it. I’m interested in how you, the flutist, sense/feel/think about sound, and what you want to create. During those weeks we narrow the lens to specific pieces, techniques, technologies, and ideas, through all kinds of listening and self-expression. So that you leave with energy and confidence to express your sound in the world. What kind of artist do you want to be? And what will you add to the table?
For information on my performances, compositions and recordings, visit


  • Early Music
  • Standard Repertoire
  • Contemporary Music
  • Improvisation, extended modern techniques, interdisciplinary media, baroque flute


New York, New York 10033