Karin Stuart

Karin S.

Spokane, WA
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Karin 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 obtained a Bachelors Degree in Music from Western Washington University and began teaching privately in 1989. After several years of teaching, I married, had my daughter, and took a long sabbatical to stay at home to raise her while continuing to perform freelance jobs throughout my community. I have had the pleasure of recording my own CD's as well as recording with other professionals such as Randy Oswalt who played guitar with artists such as Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop and many more. I've also done studio recordings for television commercial sound tracks with my previous Woodwind Quintet "Northern Winds" on behalf of the Spokane Symphony.

My motivation for reopening a lesson studio, which I’ve entitled, “Classically Taught to Hear by Heart,” is to take the approach of incorporating classical training on professional flute techniques while teaching students to learn to play by ear using their preferred music venue for practical application of these techniques. I am of the belief that learning classical techniques to build a foundation enables you as a musician to navigate every venue. I’ve met numerous musicians, or “wanna be musicians,” who have a great deal of passion and even talent, but no technical capabilities to excel, and they possess an inability to “play with others” if you will. You can practice feverishly for hours reading and playing notes, but if you are unable to hear and feel what others around you are playing, all of your counting, tapping time, and blowing notes can fall flat. Fear not, I’m here to help eliminate that potential problem.

If you’re ready to build a foundation in music and have some fun while putting in some hard work, give me a call or shoot me an email for an interview. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Freelance Flutist
Jan 1978 - Present
Freelance Flutist

Pit-orchestras, Opera, Musicals, back-up groups, churches, ensembles, solos, weddings, holiday parties and receptions, rag-time piccolo, and bar gigs.

European Tour, Universal Academy for Music, America's Youth In Concert, Princeton University- Launched tour with performance in Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.

Accepted into Tanglewood University "Study Abroad" program, Boston, MA

Principal Flute for Spokane's River Park Band, Summer Series

Northern Winds Woodwind Quintet

Commercial Studio Recording, Five Mile Studios

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Mar 1994 - Mar 1994
Eastern Washington Music Educator's Association

Served as an adjudicator for Spokane's Solo and Ensemble Contest High School level


Bachelors in Music Performance
Sep 1976 - Jun 1980
Western Washington University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Solo and Ensemble Contest
Apr 1976
Washington Music Educators

Photos & Videos

Me, in the middle right!  Fun gig!

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Backstage silliness, LOL

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On a more classical (though dated) note...

No mullet comments please, hahaha

Wedding gigs are great!

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"Art on the Green" the early years in Browne's Addition


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