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Ceylon Mitchell is a talented performer and educator teaching private in-home flute lessons in the Washington DC area.
University of Maryland
Master of Music
Flute Performance
Degree Candidate
Boston University
Master of Music
Music Education
Boston University
Bachelor of Music
Flute Performance
Teaching Experience:
6+ years
Licensure:
PreK-12 MA Music Teaching Initial License
Ceylon Mitchell
Flute, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet

Ceylon Narvelle Mitchell II is an active freelance performer and music educator in the MD, DC and VA area. He is a Degree Candidate for a Master of Music at the University of Maryland School of Music in College Park. Before moving to Maryland, Ceylon has completed music studies in flute performance and music education at Boston University School of Music and the University of Rochester. For his music education master's degree, he has interned as a student-teacher in the Boston Latin School music program. There he either taught or assisted with every music discipline offered to students, from ensembles to theory classes. Ceylon also served as a teaching artist with the Boston Flute Academy and directed the Boston University Flute Ensemble.

For his performance bachelor's degree, he has studied with Professor Linda Toote. Ceylon has performed in various masterclasses and workshops for professional flutists such as Paul Edmund-Davies, Trevor Wye, and Marianne Gedigian. Most notably, he was a recipient of the 2014 Young Alaskan Artist Award where he received a monetary award and performed a debut recital in his hometown. Ensemble experience includes the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, MetroWest Opera Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, and various chamber groups. 

Beginning his flute study in the 6th grade, Ceylon quickly took advantage of the many opportunities afforded him by the school district music programs. He participated in his school bands, district and state solo ensemble, and numerous local and state festivals. He was honored all four years of high school with the piccolo chair in the Alaska All-State Band, participated in the All-Northwest Band, and was a member of the Anchorage Youth Symphony. Regarding other instruments, Ceylon has learned saxophone, oboe, cello, clarinet, trombone, and piano as part of his music education studies. During his student-teaching instruction, Ceylon co-taught classes in beginner cello, oboe, and trombone in addition to flute. He even led multiple lessons in the trombone class and played with the trombone section in the junior jazz band. During private instrumental instruction, Ceylon has always included music theory lessons and piano skills whenever possible to provide students with a more comprehensive scope of music-making.

Performing, teaching, and inspiring new generations of students through music are Ceylon’s passions. In lessons, students have plenty of chances to experiment, experience, explore, and embody the music for themselves. Through various aural, kinesthetic, and visual learning lessons, students can improve both technical skills and knowledge of musical cultures. Mistakes are viewed as opportunities to learn and there is always an equal partnership of discovery between the student and the teacher. All individuals are capable of musical expression and Ceylon strives to make music learning both enjoyable and memorable.

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