James Hilsabeck

James H.

Laguna Niguel, CA

About James H.

James teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Within a month


I am a professional flutist and flute instructor. I currently hold the position of principal flutist of the Dana Point Symphony, have many years of recording experience, performed internationally, and have been privately teaching students of all ages and levels for over seven years.

My students can expect to gain a strong foundation in flute performance, including preparation for recitals and auditions. My students also develop an appreciation of great music and a solid background in theory. They have gone on to become great flute players, and have been accepted into excellent music schools, including the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Biola University Conservatory of Music.

I believe in inspiring lifelong lessons that help students achieve self-discipline, creativity, professionalism and assist them in accomplishing their goals.

Photos and Videos

Flute Choir dress rehearsal


Director of Flute Choir

Oct 2013 - Present
Diamond Youth Symphony Orchestra

I direct a wonderful Flute Choir for the Diamond Youth Symphony every Sunday afternoon. We perform a wide range of music from Baroque to Modern and give 3 concerts every season.

Principal Flute

Feb 2012 - Present
Dana Point Symphony Orchestra

Flute and Woodwind Coach

Sep 2011 - Present
Irvine Young Concert Artists

I coach and run sectionals for the flute and woodwind section.

Privet Flute Instructor

Jan 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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3 Reviews on James H.

Kara Jan 1, 2016
Flute · In studio
James is an amazing teacher! He is extremely patient and thorough. In addition to helping you with your playing, he helps you with theory as well. I learned more from him in one year than my past teacher in three. Because of him, I was able to get into my top choice school for music with a large scholarship.
Karen. Jan 1, 2016
Flute · In home
A great instructor with the ability to bring out the best in his students while motivating and correcting as he fine tunes and gets you to where you want to be musically.
Christine Oct 27, 2015
Flute · In studio
James is a great teacher! I already felt like I had learned so much from him within the first lesson, and am learning more and more each week. He is very patient and thorough!
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