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I offer lessons in:

  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Classical Flute
  • Baroque Flute
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Piccolo
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    Kirsten G. JamesOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I am a professional flutist and private teacher, specializing in solo and audition preparation, orchestral and chamber ensemble playing, creating a beautiful expressive sound, doubling with the piccolo and developing advanced intonation and rhythmic skills.

    My Teaching Background
    I have 25 years teaching experience. My former and current students have been members of the Seattle, Cascade and Bellevue Youth Symphony programs and have been selected to attend the All State and All Northwest Band and Orchestra Festivals. They have won or placed in the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival, Horsfall Flute Competition, concerto competitions for the Northwest Sinfonietta, Marrowstone Music Festival and the Sammamish Symphony. I am currently the flute coach for the Cascade Youth Symphony and Jr. Symphony.

    Principal flutist for the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Bellevue Philharmonic), Kirsten has been a featured soloist 3 times and performed with the BPO woodwind quintet, giving educational concerts to thousands of elementary school children each year. She has also played principal flute and piccolo for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, piccolo for the Seattle Opera Orchestra, principal flute for the Auburn Symphony and is currently the piccoloist for the Bellingham Festival Orchestra. Additionally, Kirsten doubles on the saxophone and has played shows at the Paramount Theatre and the 5th Ave.Theatre. Ms. James can also be heard on many soundtrack recordings for film, television and video games.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    My teaching style is flexible and I am looking for students who have a sincere desire to play the flute. My students have ranged in age from the 2nd grade to retired adults. I can prepare students for band tests, college auditions, local competitions, youth symphony auditions and performances, chamber ensembles and solo recitals.

    Rates And Availability
    Currently my rates are $28/half hour, $42/45 minutes, and $55/hour at my Crown Hill studio.

    As of July 1st, 2017 for all new students in the Bellevue Music & Arts store my rates will be $40/half hour, $55/45 minutes, and $75/hour