Dr. Stephanie Bethea has a recent doctorate in flute performance. She loves to teach both flute and piano to all ages and levels! She is principal flute of the Skagit Symphony and has soloed with them several times, as well as performing in many area events and church services. Stephanie often adjudicates at Solo and Ensemble festivals throughout Washington State. She has studied with Josiah Thomas, John Wummer, Zart Domburian Eby and Donna Shin. She has been instructing in the Skagit Valley since 1987, teaching flute and piano privately and at Skagit Valley College. Lessons cover tone, technique through etudes, solo work from the classical repertoire and student choices, and ensemble work. Recitals are held quarterly at the studio. All levels and backgrounds are welcome.
Welcome to the Washington Music Teachers Association (WMTA), a non-profit affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Founded in 1934, over the years WMTA has become a prominent association of independent music teachers from the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland in the pursuit of the highest standards in music instruction.
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.