Emma Koi

Emma K.

Milwaukee, WI

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I provide weekly private flute lessons for students of all ages and abilities, in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. I hold a Master of Music from Carnegie Mellon University, and Bachelors degrees in music and dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I have studio locations in Wauwatosa and the South Side of Milwaukee.

I am a professional flutist, and love helping students reach their full potential through the flute! Flute Lessons include work in tone, technique, etudes, solo repertoire, and preparation for special projects such as WSMA Solo/Ensemble, Band chair auditions, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Auditions, Chicago Flute Club student competitions, Studio recitals, or just playing for fun!
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Emma teaches



Emma delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
September 2001

I am a Milwaukee-based flutist and teacher with a professional performance career that spans over 13 years. I love helping young musicians make and achieve their goals, whether trying out for a youth orchestra, or just playing for fun!


Principal Flute
Sep 2014 - Present
Festival City Symphony

Delighting audiences for more than 75 years, Milwaukee's Festival City Symphony offers casual, family-friendly classical concerts for all ages!

Substitute Flutist
Apr 2012 - Present
Multiple Organizations

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra, Waukesha, WI
Orlando Philharmonic, Orlando, FL
Canton Symphony, Canton, OH
Florida Grand Opera, Miami, FL

Jan 2012 - Present
Cadance Collective

Founded in 2012, Cadance Collective is a multi-disciplinary ensemble which works to draw on the unique skills of all of its performers to create collaborative performance pieces using innovative musical scores and original choreography.

Flute, Regular Member
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Civic Orchestra of Chicago

Regarded as one of the nation’s premier training programs for emerging professional musicians, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago has presented extraordinary concerts in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center since 1919.

Under the guidance of Principal Conductor Cliff Colnot, Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti and the many guest artists who visit Symphony Center each season, Civic is one of Chicago’s great cultural and educational resources.

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Master of Music, Flute Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Aug 2001 - May 2006
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance
Aug 2001 - May 2006
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
May 2010
Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center


Chicago Flute Club
Sep 2012

The Chicago Flute Club's mission is to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.

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Yoga Alliance
Jun 2010

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to spread the power of yoga one person at a time.

We believe that the individual experience of yoga is of paramount importance, and are committed to supporting the passage of yoga from trainer to teacher, teacher to student, and student to aspiring yogi. Our role as the national support organization for the yoga community is to ensure that the practice of yoga will keep growing, so that more people will connect with yoga and be transformed. As an organization we keep several core values at heart: service, excellence, transparency, learning and community.

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National Flute Association
Sep 2003

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

With students at our annual studio recital. May, 2015.

Backstage with members of the Milwaukee Symphony for the MSO's production of La Boheme, 2014.

With Cellist Alicia Storin, for Cadance Collective's 2013 production of "Um, ok...now let's move on", Paul Ruffolo Photography

On stage at Orchestra Hall with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

With my awesome students at our annual studio recital in April, 2013.

recording for Hal Leonard, Inc. for a new method book.


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