Cassie Lear

Cassie L.

Seattle, WA
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Cassie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

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I am an active teacher and performer newly returned to the Seattle area after a decade away. I have a BM from the University of Oregon and an MM from the University of North Texas, both concentrated in flute performance.

I recently spent three years in Texas and had a studio of 35 middle and high school flutists who under my tutelage improved their skills, gained new appreciation for music, won local competitions (one received a brand new professional flute for her award!) and one received an offer to attend UNT to study music for their undergraduate degree.

I also pursue an active playing career, but I am especially focused on teaching.

Please message me before purchasing lessons! TakeLessons does not allow messages between you purchasing and me accepting the new lessons. I am looking forward to meeting you and helping you/your child meet their flute goals!

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Jan 2016 - May 2017
Northwest ISD, Carrollton ISD, Frisco ISD

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Master of Music Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music, cum laude
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
University of Oregon


Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition Winner
Apr 2017
Seattle Flute Society
Maverick Flute Competition First Place Winner
Mar 2017
University of Texas at Arlington


Phi Kappa Lambda
Aug 2016

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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National Flute Association
Jan 2008

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Photos & Videos

Live recording of the Griffes Poem for Flute and Piano, recorded as part of a recital at the University of North Texas in 2017.
Photo by Cassie L.

Photo by Cassie L.


8 Reviews

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Yumie lawson Jun 5, 2019
Flute · In studio

She was very professional yet very friendly. I learned a lot in an hour and had a great time! Recommend teacher for sure!

Ella Apr 10, 2019
Flute · In studio

Great first lesson!

Lucia Feb 3, 2019
Flute · In studio

Cassie is a fantastic teacher- both encouraging and challenging. In just one lesson, she has already inspired my daughter and renewed her love of the flute. Thank you!

Joely S. Mar 25, 2018
Flute · In home

Cassie always does an amazing job. She is so patient and knowledgeable!

Jayda Mar 3, 2018
Flute · In home

Cassie was very helpful with our first flute and very patient with my daufhter.

Rebecca Jun 7, 2017
Flute · In studio

Cassie is a wonderful musician and teacher! She is incredibly knowledgeable both about physically playing the flute as well as style, musicianship, and history. You will learn so much about flute playing and music from her!

Kaegan Jun 4, 2017
Flute · In home

I loved Cassie! She taught me new pieces of music each week and it was like a private extension to band class but better! It took a while to find her but when we did I was so happy. She is amazing!

Amy Jun 4, 2017
Flute · In home

Cassie was a wonderful teacher for my daughter. She was flexible, challenging and encouraging!

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