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  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Classical Flute
  • Jazz Flute
  • Baroque Flute
  • Renaissance Flute
  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental Coaching
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    Klaus LiebetanzOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me

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    I am a European musician living in N. America now for 25 years.
    Having performed and taught flute professionally on two continents I bring several different perspectives of music to my students.
    Music to me is not just an art or a profession but a life style and philosophy, which is applicable to other areas of life as well

    My Teaching Background
    Here is my resume for your information. I kept it as short as I could, so you get the necessary information as quickly as possible. If you have questions, please contact me any time

    Städtische Akademie für Tonkunst , Darmstadt, Germany, 1981-1983, Artist Diploma (Flute). Study of Flute with Roland Russ.
    University of British-Columbia, School of Music, Vancouver, Canada,1983 – 1987, B.Mus. (flute). Major in flute-performance and chamber music with Paul Douglas.
    University of British-Columbia, School of Music, Vancouver, Canada,1987 – 1989, M.Mus. (flute). Major in flute-performance and chamber music with Paul Douglas.
    University of British-Columbia, School of Music, Vancouver, Canada,1989 – 1990, D.M.A. candidate in flute-performance, unfinished
    Private lessons with Marcel Moyse, Louis Moyse,
    Participant in master classes given by Marcel Moyse, Louis Moyse, Poul Birkelund


    Bendorfer Kammerorchester, Bendorf, Germany, assistant principal, 1975 -1982
    Orchestra of the State Opera Theatre, Darmstadt, Germany, part time, 1981-1983
    Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver, Canada, assistant principal, 1986 – 1987
    Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, on call, 1990-1992
    Seattle Creative Orchestra, Seattle, WA, principal flute, 1996 - 2001

    Duo Liebetanz-Kolb, flute and piano, touring Europe and North-America since 1991
    Duo Cantico, flute and piano, touring Pacific Northwest region and California, 1997 – 2003
    Touring nationally and internationally with various wind quintets, flute and guitar, flute and harp, mixed ensembles

    Radio broadcasts:
    Public Radio Hawaii, live-interview and broadcast of concert
    Northwest Public Radio Network, CD broadcast
    Classic KING-FM, Seattle, live broadcast on “Live by George”

    Present Sounds Recordings, U.S.A., 1997
    Eroica Classical Recordings, U.S.A.,1998
    Albany Records, U.S.A., 2003
    Burning-Petal Records, United Kingdom, 2009 and 2011

    Instructor of Flute, Rhenish School of Music, Koblenz, Germany, 1979 - 1982
    Instructor of flute, Lahn Conservatory of Music, Bad Ems, Germany, 1980 - 1982
    Adjunct lecturer of flute, University of Hawaii, Leeward College, Honolulu, USA, 1992 -1993
    Kennelly Keys Music Instruction Studios, Lynnwood, USA. Since
    Adjunct instructor at Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, USA, since 2010
    Instructor of flute, Musicworks Northwest, A Full Service Community Music School,
    Bellevue, USA, since 1999
    Private flute studio in Europe and North America, teaching students of all ages , abilities and interests, for 30 years

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Every personality is different, therefore every students not only is different but has individually different goals. This may range from wanting to learn an instrument just for their own fun, or maybe wanting to also play in a group or ensemble, maybe the student is part of a school wind ensemble and needs help with the instrument. Others may want help to be able to pass a music school entrance audition. As you can see there is no one-size-fits-all teaching strategy.
    This means that the instructor has to be able to percieve who the student is as a personality, needs to ask the student what their goals are and then develop a "pathway" of learning for this specific individual that is as efficient as can be and offers the student a real gateway to trheir potential.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach at my home in S.Seattle/Renton, as well as in the Northend/Edmonds/Lynnwood area and also in Bellevue/Eastside.
    Please contact me for rates and availability