Kerri Arakawa

Kerri A.

Aubrey, TX
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have over 20 years experience teaching flute players ranging from beginners through advanced. We work hard and have a lot of fun!

Many of my students have had successful auditions for honor/state groups and youth orchestras, and have won scholarships for college. My local students perform several times throughout the year in studio recitals, local flute events and giving back to the community. I work with my online students to find ways for them to perform as well.

I love teaching and watching my student achieve new goals and play things they thought were impossible. Everything takes work, but with repetition, encouragement, and fun, it is all possible!

About Kerri A.

I believe that each student will be successful when they enjoy learning and experience success. It is my privilege to work with students to achieve their goals in an encouraging, fun, hard-working environment.

I have worked for over 20 years with many different kinds of students. Some enjoy playing for personal enjoyment, while some prefer the competitive route. Students that have opted to compete have won honors and performed at the highest levels. I have experience with students of all abilities and have adapted my teaching as needed. I've worked with very young flutists who require a special head joint to play, more mature students who play to keep their brain active and healthy, and everybody in between. Quite a few of my students have chosen to pursue a career in music and have earned scholarships at their respective universities.

In our flute studio, we perform several times per year at studio recitals and concerts for the elderly. We attend local flute events, masterclasses, and festivals together. Music is meant to be shared, and we enjoy sharing!

I have had the privilege and honor of presenting flute masterclasses and clinics around the US in schools, flute clubs and with professional organizations such as the National Flute Association and the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association. I love working with the international flute community and introducing my students to our flute friends around the world.

I hold a CA teaching credential and am cleared with 6 charter schools in Orange County.


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I do not have enough positive words to say about Kerri. She is AMAZING and WONDERFUL. I was very skeptical of taking lessons from someone I found randomly on the internet but turned out she has been an incredible teacher and awesome mentor. She has taught me to play high notes in just two lessons. I am a beginner student and she has been so patient and given me great tactics to get my embouchure and aperture correct. I look forward to every lesson with her and am excited to practice! She is the most incredible teacher EVER! If you need or want to learn flute then shop no further as she knows so much about flutes, music, and just generally a very warm and incredible teacher.

Posted Oct 13, 2019

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Section Flute Coach
Jun 2011 - Present

Wildwood Music Camp

Coach the flute section at the Intermediate Camp for Wildwood Music Camp. Choose music, rehearse, conduct flute ensemble. Hold daily masterclass. Teach private lessons. Assist band/orchestra directors during rehearsals.

Private Flute Instructor
Sep 1994 - Present

Arakawa Music

Teach private lessons Prepare for auditions Perform Concerts

Jun 2009 - Jun 2019

Orange County Flute Association

Conduct the student and adult ensembles for the Orange County Flute Association. Plan, prepare and hold several concerts per year.

Flute Coach
Jul 1994 - May 2019

Various Middle and High Schools in Orange County, CA

Hold weekly sectional rehearsals for local schools Audition flutists for chair seating

Public School Band/Orchestra/General Music Instructor
Aug 1999 - Jun 2012

Irvine USD, Capistrano USD

Teaching Elementary Music in public school Orchestra/Band 4th-6th grade General Music K-3rd grade


CA Teaching Credential
Aug 1998 - May 1999

California State University of Long Beach

BM Music Education
Aug 1994 - May 1998

California State University of Long Beach



Fluent / Native Proficiency


CA Teaching Credential
May 1999

California State University of Long Beach

Bachelor of Music Education


Music Teachers' Association of California
Jul 2015
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.
Sep 1999
The SCSBOA will support student and teacher growth in music education through its activities and promote the development of lifelong skills.
National Flute Association
Aug 1999
The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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