About Us

MICHELLE COSGROVE Doppler's Fantasy Pastorale Hongroise
Who We Are

Instilling students with the same love of music I have.

My love of music started with my father: he constantly played classical music at home, and had me join our church children’s choir at the age of four. I began the flute at age eight, and the piano at twelve. When I found the Community Conservatory and started studying flute with Sara Sablosky, she not only filled in the gaps in my technique, but involved me in flute duets. They were so much fun! I now continue her tradition with my own students.

My students participate in duos, trios, quartets, and mixed chamber ensembles with other instruments such as piano, flute, violin, and cello. My piano lessons in Bucks County give students the opportunity to learn the art of accompaniment, and I often pair students with flutists and solo instrumentalists from other teaching studios. I encourage my students to make me aware of their friends who also play instruments, and I find appropriate literature for them to play together.

My top priority as a teacher is to instill in my students the same love of music that I have, and to offer every opportunity possible to expand their knowledge of all music, whichever style they choose. My students have a variety of different goals: for example, some have gone on to become music educators themselves, entered competitions and auditions for various groups, and participated in a variety of youth orchestras. Others have decided to study popular music and have joined rock bands, written original music, and learned to improvise. I enjoy guiding my students to find their musical niche, and look forward to helping new students discover their creativity.


Studying the art of music since 1998

Bachelors of Music Education

Year: Class of 1998

Studied with Dr. Dent Williamson.

Master of Music Performance

Year: Class of 2007

Studied with Dr. Kimberly Reighley.

Graduate Courses

Year: Class of 2001-2003

Musical Theater, Music Technology, and Teacher Resources for Chorus

Continuing Education

Attendance/Participation in numerous masterclasses, clinics, and conventions.

Examples: Jim Brickman, Randall Faber, Gary Schocker, James Galway, Jean Pierre Rampal, Robert Dick, Patricia George, Kim Pineda, Greg Pattillo


Teaching Experience

The Conservatory, Doylestown, PA ; Cosgrove Home Studio, Perkasie, PA

Flute and Piano Instruction in Doylestown, Students on Tour Manager, Try-It-Out Class, Beginning Piano Class, Flute Choir and Chamber Ensemble Coach, Wind & Percussion Dept. Chair

United Friends School, Quakertown, PA


Choir director, Private music instruction

Centennial School District, Warminster, PA

Elementary instrument group classes and General music at Stackpole Elementary

Chorus and General music at Longstreth Elementary Music theory and Theater at William Tennent High School

Archdiocese of Trenton

Chorus, Theater, and General music K-8 at three parochial schools within the diocese

Have Fun!

Enjoyment is as Important as The Learning

If a student doesn’t enjoy what they are learning, it is very difficult to stick with the program and develop the skills necessary to develop a life-long appreciation for the arts. One advantage to learning a musical instrument is the training in teamwork. Besides weekly lessons on their respective instruments, students are offered opportunities to work with other musicians in Student Recitals: duet textures for flutes, flute and piano accompaniment (for both flute and piano students, and with the teacher), flute choir, and chamber ensemble experience that includes instruments other than flute and piano.

Start Learning!

Foster an Optimistic and Friendly Learning Environment

As most people have experienced, there is a marked difference in the enthusiasm with which one learns dependent upon their relationship with their teacher. It is the goal of the Cosgrove Studio to foster an optimistic and friendly learning environment for each and every student. Through the use of constructive criticism and positive reinforcement, students of the studio learn to take pride in their accomplishments and continually strive towards their goals, whatever they may be. Michelle maintains contact with many former students and enjoys hearing of their endeavors.

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