Kimberly Kilmer

Kimberly K.

Glendale, CA

About Kimberly K.

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Kimberly teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 1998
Last sign in: 4 days ago


Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in Flute Performance at the University of Arizona she moved to Los Angeles to work on her Masters degree at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). There was where she fell in love with contemporary music and has devoted her life to sharing her love for it with others. After completing her Masters degree in Flute Performance at CalArts, she went on to pursue a Doctorate in Contemporary Flute Performance at the University of California, San Diego. Kimberly now resides in Los Angeles and plays with many groups throughout the city.

*** Lesson Details ***
All lessons are tailored to the students needs and goals. I like for all students to have serious music/etudes to work on as well as something fun that you enjoy playing. I teach everything from classical to pop music, beginner to advanced, age 4 to 99. Whatever your goals are, I can help you achieve them!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand and chair

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide nothing, students must have instrument, books and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Contemporary flute techniques and performance.
Early childhood music and movement for young children.

Photos and Videos


Early Childhood Music and Movement
Aug 2016 - Present
Music Rhapsody

teaching early childhood music and movement classes in schools (Preschool through Elementary school)

Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano Teacher
Jun 2013 - Present
Bloom School of Music and Dance

teaching private lessons:
flute - all levels (beginning to advanced)
saxophone - all levels (beginning to advanced)
clarinet - beginning to intermediate level
piano - beginning to intermediate level

Early Childhood Music and Movement
Jun 2013 - Present
Bloom School of Music and Dance

teaching early childhood music and movement classes to children age 0-7

ColorSoundation Music Teacher
Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
The Conservatory of Performing Arts

Teaching the ColorSoundation method to children age 3-7

Flute Teacher
Sep 2007 - Jun 2016
Deb O'Neill Music Studios

flute teacher for elementary school bands


Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Sep 2006 - Jun 2012
University of California, San Diego
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Aug 2003 - May 2005
California Institute of the Arts
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1998 - May 2003
University of Arizona

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Orff Schulwerk Association
Dec 2016

The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Our Mission is: to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use; to support the professional development of our members; and, to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners.

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association
Jun 2015

The non-profit Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA) believes appropriate, purposeful music and movement experiences enhance early childhood development and seeks to support early childhood music and movement practitioners by providing resources, advocacy, professional development, and collaboration opportunities.

National Flute Association
Jan 2000

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.

10 Reviews on Kimberly K.

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Jennifer Apr 21, 2017
· Saxophone · Online Very patient and very nice! thank you!
Mary Apr 15, 2017
· Saxophone · Online The online lessons are going better than I expected. Kimberly has established a great relationship with my daughter and my daughter is already making improvements.
Jennifer Apr 2, 2017
· Saxophone · Online
Dale Mar 8, 2017
· Flute · Online Kim is really good with new students, like me.
Dale Feb 22, 2017
· Flute · Online We're making progress. Kim is very patient.
Dale Jan 18, 2017
· Flute · Online My first lesson went great. Kim made me feel very comfortable and excited about learning.
kiley Nov 11, 2016
· Flute · Online Excellent. My daughter loved her!
Tioule Oct 27, 2016
· Flute · In home We've had 3 lessons so far with our 10yrs old with no experience with flute. Kim is amazing in all restrospect. We initially intended to just try out a few lessons. But we are continuing. We highly recommend her.
ellen K. Jun 7, 2016
· Flute · In studio She was so friendly and sweet and awesome teacher!
Etta F. Feb 13, 2016
· Flute · In home You cannot ask for a more knowledgable and encouraging flute instructor. My daughter left the first lesson feeling confident and inspired.
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