The Colorful Clef Flute Studio is a state-of-the-art flute studio that is based in a convenient, centralized location near the 101 and 60. It is easily accessible from Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Ahwatukee, and is a short drive from Scottsdale and Phoenix. This creative flute studio is all about making music as fun and engaging as possible with lots of music opportunities available to students!

A few ways The Colorful Clef is different than other studios:
- Creative lessons uniquely tailored to the student
- Annual studio performance opportunities
- Chamber music ensembles
- Guest Artist masterclasses
- Group and club opportunities for extra learning based on student’s interests

Lesson Lengths:
- 30 minutes
- 45 minutes
- 60 minutes

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Flute lessons
  • Chamber music coaching
  • Audition preparation

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Arizona Flute Society, National Flute Association, National Association for Music Education

Serviced Areas

  • Chandler, AZ

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Stephanie Hoeckley
  City Chandler, AZ
  Zip Code 85225
  Address Elliot and Alma School
  Phone Number (480) 442-8125

Business Representative

Stephanie Hoeckley

Primary Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Hoeckley is an award-winning flutist and teacher in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Recognized as a skilled performer, Dr. Hoeckley placed 1st in the Arizona Flute Society’s 2017 Young Artist Competition and has been a finalist in the Florida Flute Association’s College Young Artist Competition and Advanced Masterclass. She performed in Carol Wincenc’s recital at Arizona State University; having the time of her life performing a trio with two of her all-time favorite flutists, Carol Wincenc and Elizabeth Buck.

Despite having degrees in Music Performance, Dr. Hoeckley is a passionate and engaging music educator. She is the Flute Instructor at Phoenix College and completed her tenure as ASU’s Flute Graduate Teaching Assistant, where she taught for 3 years. She is routinely an instructor at the both the Arizona Flute Society’s and Musician Enrichment Foundations’ flute summer camps, and has an active private studio called the Colorful Clef Flute Studio, with members ages 9-70+. She is on the board of the Arizona Flute Society, and is a member of the National Flute Association and the National Association for Music Education.

Dr. Hoeckley holds a Doctor of Musical Performance degree and a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from the University of Central Florida. Her flute instructors and mentors include Elizabeth Buck, Carol Wincenc, Nora Lee Garcia, and Ernie Brock.

As an orchestral musician, she frequently subs with the West Valley Symphony and Symphony of the Southwest. She has been the principal flutist of ASU’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Lyric Opera Theater Pit; also principal flutist of UCF’s Wind Ensemble, Flute Choir, Wind Quintet, and Chamber Orchestra; and a member of the Desert Echoes Flute Project and the Florida Bandmaster Association’s Intercollegiate Band. She also performs with the Musicfest Woodwind Quartet, aand subs with chamber ensembles, such as the Mill Ave Chamber Players and the Echo Canyon Chamber Ensemble.

Her interests include music gamification, Alexander Technique and physiology, acoustics, flute repair, performance psychology, and reducing the stigma and myths around autism. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys movies, making polymer clay art, learning, reading, and playing with her two rescue dogs.

Products & Services

Private Flute/ Piccolo Lessons

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Private Flute Lessons - Great for anyone wanting to learn flute and/or piccolo! If you've never picked up a flute and want to start or you've got years of practice under your belt, these lessons are for you, no matter what the age. ~ Recommended Lessons Lengths:

♫ Elementary School - 30 minutes
♫ Middle School - 45-60 minutes
♫ High School - 60 minutes
♫ Adults - 30-60 minutes

Private lessons allow flutists study with an experienced teacher who can give tailored advice and instruction in a positive, helpful way. It is the most efficient way to learn an instrument because time is spent strengthening individuals weaknesses and strengths.

Group Flute Lessons - Masterclasses

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These are group classes (called masterclasses) where students play individually for a teacher in front of other students. They help flutists learn in a different way than in private lessons. Listening to other players is useful because you can learn what to do and not to do from others, it allows you to see how others perform, and it is a good opportunity to perform in a low-key, relaxed setting. Group flute lessons are best in conjunction with private flute lessons, not on their own. ~ Group Lessons are 60 minutes long, once a week.

Individual Music Theory Lessons

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Individual theory lessons are for anyone wishing to learn how to read music and the basics of theory. Learn with a piano in front of you to grasp topics like note names, clefs, staves, key signature, time signature, chords, intervals, scales, musical form, rhythm, phrases, and cadences. ~ Individual Theory Lesson Length Recommendations:

♫ Elementary School - 30 minutes
♫ Middle School - 45-60 minutes
♫ High School - 60 minutes
♫ Adults - 30-60 minutes

Group Music Theory Lessons

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Group Music Theory Lessons are for anyone of any age wishing to learn about theory and how to read music in a small, group setting. Topics covered are as followed but not limited to: note names, clefs, staves, key signature, time signature, chords, intervals, scales, musical form, rhythm, phrases, and cadences. ~ Classes are separated by age/ experience.


Zoom Tube by Ian Clarke - Stephanie Hoeckley

Zoom Tube by Ian Clark - Performed by Stephanie Hoeckley

Au Dela du Temps - Stephanie Hoeckley and Nayoung Ham

Au-Dela du Temps by Yuko Uebayashi - Performed by Stephanie Hoeckley, Nayoung Ham, and Gail Novak

Chant de Linos - Stephanie Hoeckley

Chant de Linos by Andre Jolivet - Performed by Stephanie Hoeckley and Gail Novak

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From Our Website

As a high school or college student, do you have big goals like studying music in college, auditioning for honor bands or festivals, winning competitions, and improving your ensemble chair placement but wish you had a step-by-step plan to help you navigate all the steps and requirements? My name is Dr. Stephanie Hoeckley and I specialize in helping intermediate and advanced-level musicians achieve peak performance with a healthy mindset and powerful practice skills! Let me show you how to use gamification to hack your motivation, organize your time, and level up your performance skills so you can make your musical dreams a reality!

Maybe you're sitting down to learn that awesome new piece you're totally inspired by but now that the music is on your stand, you have no idea where to start and it all looks insanely difficult. My name is Dr. Stephanie Hoeckley, and I'm a flutist and educator that uses the power of music games and gamification to help musicians make more progress, build powerful habits, and achieve their goals while keeping their curious and creative mindset unlocked so it's all more FUN! Ever since I was little, I've always loved playing games and making people laugh.

2021 Update: Now accepting new high-school and college flute students on weekday afternoons and evenings! All flute lessons are currently online for the safety of students and parents. In your flute lessons, we'll work together to develop your skills and put them into action to reach your goals! As musicians, it can be difficult to gauge our progress when we improve a little bit every day. Track your progress, build confidence, and watch your flute skills soar to new heights by engaging in the Level Up Challenges!

Dr. Stephanie Hoeckley is the Adjunct Flute Instructor at Phoenix College and offers flute lessons and other music opportunities for music majors, minors, and non-majors. Dr. Hoeckley founded and directs the Phoenix College Community Flute Choir, an ensemble with passionate flutists of all levels in the Phoenix flute community. Music majors can earn an Associate of the Arts, Fine Arts degree that is designed to prepare students planning to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Phoenix College music students with an AAFA degree can transfer to universities such as Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, and Grand Canyon University.