Kelley Barnett

Kelley B.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been playing the flute most of my life and studied with a few of the best flute professors in the country. I have been teaching privately for 7 years. My teaching style is very flexible, though I expect dedication and hard work from my students. As my student you will learn not only flute, but you will gain a general knowledge of music theory and harmony, knowledge of musical phrasing and interpretation, as well as proper movement and body alignment similar to Alexander techniques.
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Kelley teaches



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

Teaching since:
September 2008

New York based flutist, Kelley, has performed in notable New York venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Birdland. She has also performed throughout the United States as well as in Italy and Southeast Asia. Ms. B. received her second Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan School of Music studying with Dr. Tara O’Connor. She received her Bachelors and first Masters from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and studied with Jeffery Khaner and Renee Siebert. Kelley has performed with notable New York based ensembles such Tactus, STARK RAVING, Shouthouse ensemble, and the New York Symphonietta. She cofounded the Lynn University New Music Ensemble, participated in Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the 2012 Vanguard Contemporary Music Festival. In addition Ms. B. has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony, Symphony of the Americas, and the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra.

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Private Flute Teacher
Sep 2007 - Present
Flute Instruction

I have been teaching private flute lessons for about 8 years. I have worked with mostly young beginners and high school students. I have an interactive approach and work from many different books. My students not only learn how to play the flute, but gain a general knowledge of music theory

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Flute Instructor
Oct 2009 - May 2010
Broward High School

I worked with the flute section of the Broward High School band in Florida. With group instruction and individual attention, I helped the flutists master their band repertoire as well as improve their flute technique and musicality.


Master of Contemporary Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Manhattan School of Music
Master of Music
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Lynn University Conservatory of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

The piccolo is such a fun instrument to learn. Challenging and beautiful.

Photo by Kelley B.

Chamber music is rewarding and a great way to improve musicianship.


10 Reviews

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Aidan Nov 11, 2018
Flute · In home

Kelley is a wonderful teacher, that has helped my 8 year old daughter Ellen to learn to play her first notes on the flute. Ellen really enjoys her lessons with Kelley.

Sam Nov 4, 2018
Flute · Online

Caitlynn Sep 30, 2018
Flute · Online

Very helpful.

Herb B. Mar 20, 2017
Flute · In home

Kelly is knowledgeable and patient with me and that is just the way I need to be taught. She is very helpful and has shown me things no other instructor has. I like her method and plan to continue with her.

Qixiao M. Mar 7, 2017
Flute · In home

Kelly is a very patient and very helpful teacher, feeling so happy to learn with her: )

Truman G. Feb 7, 2017
Flute · In home

Kelley's great! Patient and thorough with our eleven-year-old son. I'd recommend her without reservation.

Patricia K. May 3, 2016
Flute · In home

Kelley has been an amazing teacher for my daughter. She's patient, skilled and has been very inspiring for her. I've seen our daughter advance extremely quickly thanks to Kelley's teaching!

Amanda S. Feb 25, 2016
Flute · In home

Kelley has been an amazing teacher for Amanda so far-- Amanda looks forward to her lesson every week and has progressed a lot really quickly

Sophie Y. Feb 25, 2016
Flute · In home

Kelly was very supportive and helpful to Sophie. We look forward to s great relationship.

Sophie Y. Feb 24, 2016
Flute · In home

Kelly was very supportive and helpful to Sophie. We look forward to s great relationship.

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