Welcome to my studio website! I teach flute at my home in SW Minneapolis to students from preschool through adult. My cozy home studio is located just off Hwy 62 and convenient for students in Minneapolis, Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie and more! I am also on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music. To find out more about my background and flute lessons, please read through the studio information and then reach out to schedule an observation or trial lesson. Please use the contact page to inquire about clinics/workshops or performances.
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, online lessons are available to all families. Please contact me for more information.
Vanamali Medina is a Twin Cities flutist with more than 15 years of teaching experience and a certified Suzuki teacher. She maintains studios at her home, MacPhail Center for Music, and Mahtomedi Middle School as well as serving as a regular clinician at schools both in the Twin Cities and around the state. She currently serves as a committee chair for the Upper Midwest Flute Association, the Membership Chair for the Minnesota Suzuki Association, and the co-director of the Lake Sylvia Flute Institute. She also performs as a freelancer throughout the area.
I’ve had the pleasure of taking lessons with Vanamali for 7 years and counting! She’s incredibly talented as both a flautist and a teacher, and has demonstrated great adaptability, empathy, and goal-setting for students of all ages. Whatever your dreams are as a flautist, she will always be supportive and work with you to achieve them. I have nothing but the highest praise for Vanamali and her tutelage!
--Alexis, college student