Karyn Gabbey

Karyn G.

Florence, SC

Lesson Details



Karyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 1988

Teaching online since 2013. I teach beginner to advance flute and beginner to intermediate clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba. I believe that performance-based music programs offer the most effective way to prepare 21st century students for the challenges of today’s competitive environment. My lessons are designed with the 21st century learner in mind. I am passionate about providing the best music education possible to all of my students. My goal is that every student develops and is able to share the same love for music that I enjoy.


Director of Bands
Aug 2016 - Present
Darlington Middle School

Teach band to grades 6-8 and work with the Darlington High School woodwinds.

Private Lesson Teacher
Jan 1988 - Present
Karyn G. Private Lesson Studio

Professional Music Teacher for 14 years including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Teaching online since 2013.

Director of Bands
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Bluffton Middle School

Teach band to 6th and 7th grade students. My bands earn awards every year.

Assistant Band Director
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Bluffton High School

I assist with the Bluffton High School Bobcat Marching Band as their woodwind technician.

Instrumental Music Director
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
H.E. McCracken Middle

Taught 8th and 9th grade band and strings students.


Masters in Education
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Lesley University
Music Education
Aug 2003 - Aug 2006
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1989 - Aug 1994
University of South Carolina


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Texas State Teacher Certification
Apr 2014
State of Texas

Music Grades EC-12
Generalist Grades EC-6

SAFE-T/ADEPT Enhanced Evaluator Certification
Aug 2012
SC State Department of Education

I am a certified new teacher evaluator for the Beaufort County School District.

South Carolina Teacher Certification
Jul 2010
State of South Carolina

Instrumental Music Grades K-12


Guest Conductor
May 1994
University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble


National Association for Music Education
Aug 2000

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Nicole H. Oct 23, 2014
Flute · Online

Karyn is a wonderful teacher! I was having trouble finding a private flute instructor in our area and, to my surprise, found that one could take lessons online. It's working out very, very well. Karyn's experience in music education is obvious and translates easily, even though lessons are online. She relates well to my fifth grade daughter and pushes her to do her best. I appreciate her patience, her encouragement for a job well done, and her guidance as to how to do better. This very choosy mom would recommend Karyn in a heartbeat for your flutist.

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