Monica Song is one of those teachers who have a gift for drawing out the best in their students. A native of Korea who grew up with a love of music, Song has been teaching flute in Dallas for 25 years. Her students place first in many competitions and win a slew of music awards. They also earn scholarships to top colleges.
Song started her musical career in a children’s choir at age 6. She switched to flute in high school and became a member of the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony and Seoul Woodwind Quintet at age 21.
When she and her husband came to the United States, she joined the Alexandria, Va., Symphony and became its principal flutist. After a few years, they moved to Dallas, where she opened a flute studio. A member of many music organizations, Song has herself received many awards and accolades for the accomplishments of her students.