Flippin is a highly acclaimed and sought-after classical guitar instructor with extensive experience teaching all ages. In addition to holding two degrees from the Yale University School of Music, he holds a certification in guitar pedagogy (suzuki) from the University of Hartford. Flippin has also lectured at Juilliard, Yale , St. Louis University and more. His students have won National Gold Medals and multiple invitations to perform in Carnegie Hall from the Royal Conservatory's Music Development Program for receiving the highest scores in the nation on their guitar examinations.
His students have been admitted to many top guitar programs, often with merit scholarships, including: Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, Hartt School of Music, Univ. of Cincinnati College Conservatory, S.U.N.Y., Ithaca College & Carnegie Mellon.
Lessons involve technique, practice habits, sight-reading, theory & analysis, tone production, ear training, and learning how to express oneself in a fun, personal, and lasting way through the medium of guitar.