Karen Stachel

Karen S.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 30+ years. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more.

Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics on the Flute! Explore the range of your instrument through various scale and songs.
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Karen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

It is with great interest that I am teaching online with Takelessons.com. With extensive music related experience, I am optimistic in my ability to teach all levels of flutist.

I am a holder of MM in Performance from San Francisco State University and Bachelors degree in Music from California State University, East Bay.

During the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to be associated with multiple orchestras in various permanent and freelancing roles working as a sub or regular performing on C flute and piccolo, I have honed my performance skills and gained competency in combining my musical skills with peers.

I like a challenging teaching position, which is why I am naturally drawn to this exciting opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Jan 1975 - Present
Self Employed


New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, NYC
Broadway Bach Orchestra, NYC
Composer’s Orchestra, CCNY
San Francisco Concerto Orchestra
Marin Civic Light Opera, Pops Orchestra
San Francisco Children’s Opera Orchestra
Old First Church Orchestra, SF, CA
Hesperian Chamber Orchestra, Berkeley, CA


LehCats, A jazz ensemble performing original music,
2013 - Present
National Flute Association Convention,
Lecture on Composition
Wallace Roney Orchestra, NYC, Performing music of
Wayne Shorter
Hot Pastromi Klezmer Group
Bob Weir and Ratdog, Piccolo performance at the
Capital Theater, NY
The Karen Stachel Jazztet
Laguna Honda Hospital, SF, CA, Music Therapist Flutist
2 Month residency in Japan with the Juan Escovedo
Latin Jazz Band


Contra Costa Musical Theatre - A Little Night Music
Marin Civic Light Opera - My Fair Lady and La Cage Aux Folles
Woodminster Amphitheater, Oakland, CA - Miss Saigon
Benicia Old Town Theatre - Mac and Mabel,
Guys and Dolls (DVC)


LehCats, Movement to Egalitaria 2018
LehCats, Out Of The Bag 2016
Wayne Shorters Universe with the
Wallace Roney Orchestra 2016
And the Holy Spirit 2008, And of the Son 2000
In the Name of the Father 1993


Current War, Movie Soundtrack
Indignation, Movie Soundtrack
Star Trek Continues, TV Pilot Soundtrack
The Warrior Class, Archer Entertainment, Movie Soundtrack
Flutist for TV and Radio for David De La Santo of
Rebar Sound in SF, CA
Music Video performance in “FMOB-
We Came To Move Ya”, Atlanta
Video, member of the Ray Charles Band, TV Commercial


San Francisco State University, M.M.
California State University, East Bay, B.A.


Private Practice Teacher from 1991 - Present
Paul Renzi - Former principal flutist of the
San Francisco Symphony
Marco Granados - Faculty at Longy
School of Music, Boston, MA
Masterclasses - Keith Underwood, Paul Fried, Bonita Boyd

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Masters in Music
Sep 1985 - Jun 1991
San Francisco State University
Bachelors of Arts
Sep 1981 - Jun 1985
California State University, East Bay


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Cafe Stritch, San Jose, CA

LehCats at Cornelia Street Cafe, New York, NY
New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, New York, NY


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