Marie Finch-Koinuma will be in 9th grade this fall, and has played flute for 4 years. She has been taking private lessons from Cindy Farrell for 2 1/2 years.
She plays flute in the Northern Winds Concert Band, and enjoys attending flute events. She even attended the National Flute Convention last summer. When she’s not fluting, she is singing, performing in musicals, ballroom dancing, playing soccer, or baking. During the next year Marie hopes to continue to dance and make music!
2018 was Clare's second year in the Flute Cocktail Summer Inter program.
2017 was Zoe's second year in the Flute Cocktail Summer Intern program.
Marie Finch-Koinuma is a student of Flute Cocktail founder and conductor, Cindy Farrell. See photo and full bio under Summer 2018 Intern section
Zoe Cheung, an 11th grader at Edina High School, has played the flute for 6 years under the guidance of Cindy Farrell. She also studied piano for 5 years and dabbles in piccolo and clarinet. Other hobbies include mock trial, EHS theatre and downhill skiing; this past winter she coached for the Hyland Hills Alpine Race Team. Although Zoe isn't sure what she wants to do after graduation, she thinks it will involve some field of science... and, of course, music.
Helena Sverak, age 17, is in her senior year at Edina High School. She has been playing flute since 5th grade. Cindy Farrell was her teacher for five years, and Roma Duncan for the past two years. Helena has also played piano since early childhood. Besides being very involved in marching band, she practices Krav Maga -- an Israeli self defense. Long term, Helena is thinking about studying to be a doctor, and plans to continue playing flute.
Ella Weinbeck is a 10th grader at Orono High School and has played flute for 5 years. She auditioned for and joined Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra (GTCYS) for two years prior to high school. Ella takes private flute instruction from Deb Metz. She also plays a little piano and is learning the guitar. She enjoys playing volleyball and soccer and going to movies or shopping. She plans to go into the medical field and continue playing flute!
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