Dr. Kimberly Kilmer
Sylmar, CA
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Dr. Kimberly Kilmer

Dr. Kimberly K.

Sylmar, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Want to learn music performance? Let me help you! I've been playing for over 30 years and have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach beginning to advanced - age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly K.

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.

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Pam Beebe
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Posted Feb 25, 2021
Ace N.
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The lesson was great and Dr. Kimberly was very clear and kind. Great instructor

Posted Jan 27, 2021
Ane
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Posted Jan 17, 2021
Jimmy R.
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A+

Posted Dec 23, 2020
Nidhi A.
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She is excellent. She has lots of patience and if she can teach me --she can teach anyone.

Posted Dec 22, 2020
Jahayra
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she was great! :)

Posted Dec 20, 2020
Hui
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Posted Dec 11, 2020
Tommy R.
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A+ instructor

Posted Dec 9, 2020
Rob F.
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Posted Dec 7, 2020
soumya
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Excellent instructor. My daughter loves her!

Posted Dec 5, 2020
soumya
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Ms. Kim was so nice! She was very helpful when it got to notes I didn't know. I definitely recommend her.

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Wyatt
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Excellent teacher--very patient and fun!

Posted Nov 18, 2020
Sonal
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I am getting better at playing clarinet other than my school band teaaacher.

Posted Nov 14, 2020
soumya
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Ms. Kim was helpful and encouraging with my mistakes. All in all, a great experience!

Posted Nov 4, 2020
Kaamya
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First class today. My daughter loved her!

Posted Oct 28, 2020
soumya
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Class was really fun! Ms. Kim was very nice and helped with parts that were more challenging.

Posted Oct 28, 2020
Robbie W.
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It was a great introductory lesson. We really hit it off and I look forward to our next lesson.

Posted Oct 16, 2020
George
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Posted Oct 15, 2020
Navin B.
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Todays class was out of the world and the universe!
I Learnt how to play a high D in class!

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Eli M.
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Loved it! She was so patient with Eli for his first time with the clarinet and he got a sound out. Thank you!!

Posted Sep 30, 2020
Navin B.
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Today's class was out of the world! My teacher taught me a part of the song called "Type rope"!

Posted Sep 29, 2020
Elyse R.
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Dr Kimberly is an absolutely fantastic instructor. My son was brand new to the saxaphone and she was incredibly patient and encouraging. One of the things we really loved was her trying to find theme songs to my sons favorite TV shows so he would have something familiar and fun to play.

Posted Sep 16, 2020
Nicholas
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I cannot share any details because I was working during this freaking pandemic while my child was taking this lesson so I have no idea how it went, but my child seemed happy, is enthusiastic about the clarinet, and said his teacher was nice, so five stars from me!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Navin B.
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I loved today's class! The teacher helped me understand row number 7 and 8! :)

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Navin B.
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Today's class was out of the world!
I enjoyed it! :)

Posted Aug 11, 2020
Veronica P.
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Posted Aug 9, 2020
Navin B.
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Learned something new and enjoyed the class. Dr. Kim is awsome! :)

Posted Aug 4, 2020
Haruna D.
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Amazing teacher with a gift for connecting with children and fostering a love of music.

Posted Jul 22, 2020
Edward D.
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Amazing teacher, really great at connecting with kids and fostering a love of music and skill.

Posted Jul 13, 2020
DeDe M.
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Awesome, she was great and has a very pleasant and helpful personality. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Jun 30, 2020
Anahita B.
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Dr. Kimberly is awesome with children and terrific at the flute and that sort of sums up the session as well :)

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Navin B.
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I really enjoyed this class!!! :)

Posted Jun 24, 2020
Kimberly
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Great teacher! Smart, patient and friendly. Gives productive direction. Thank you!

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Karthik
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Dr. Kimberly is a patient and kind teacher. She works at a good pace with my son and provides excellent tips to help him improve.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Yanna
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Because why not.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
Alark Joshi
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Posted May 23, 2020
Connie S.
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I am 5 lessons in to a 10 lesson package and Kim has been excellent. She adjusts her style nicely to the student and has put me on track each week to be better. Great instructor!

Posted May 23, 2020
Jared
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My first lesson with Dr. Kim was great, I was very rusty but she helped me dust off with some exercises and was very friendly and helpful with the parts I was struggling with. She also helped to provide resources for me to progress more on my own time. I'm looking forward to seeing progress with her over the coming months

Posted May 19, 2020
Bharti K.
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Posted May 17, 2020
Kaisuke D.
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Great instructor, awesome at connecting with kids with great positive reinforcement, care and patience.

Posted May 13, 2020
Ibraham F.
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Kim is very supportive and motivational that push me for improvement with her very kind and smart tips and teaching approaches.

Posted May 8, 2020
Clem D.
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Good lesson.

Posted Apr 29, 2020
Tom M.
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i loved it

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Ibraham F.
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Awesome experience and looking forward for next lesson!

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Jennifer M.
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Posted Mar 25, 2020
Frank M.
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She is great!

Posted Sep 26, 2019
Ahmed ..
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She helps me a lot with the clarinet

Posted Sep 4, 2019
Sophia
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Kim is an excellent teacher and my daughter is happy and playing much better in only 3 lessons!

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Ahmed ..
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Posted Nov 11, 2018
Zoey M.
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Very nice

Posted Aug 26, 2018
Jennifer M.
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Kimberly has been teaching my 11 y/o saxophone for 2 years. She is patient and fun. My daughter enjoys the instrument so much more.

Posted Jun 2, 2018
Danika G.
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Posted May 27, 2018
Alison R.
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Kimberly is a most effective and wonderful instructor. Her flute skills are outstanding and only exceeded by her teaching prowess. I am thoroughly enjoying and even more importantly REALLY learning from Kimberly. Really really great flute teacher !

Posted Nov 29, 2017
Mary VOID V.
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Kim is a pleasure to work with. My 10 year old looks forward to seeing her each week for her saxophone lesson.

Posted Oct 22, 2017
Dale
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She is helping me so much.......

Posted Sep 13, 2017
Danika G.
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Posted Aug 11, 2017
Jennifer M.
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Very patient and very nice! thank you!

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Mary
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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.

Posted Apr 15, 2017
Jennifer M.
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Posted Apr 2, 2017
Dale
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Kim is really good with new students, like me.

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Dale
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We're making progress. Kim is very patient.

Posted Feb 22, 2017
Dale
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My first lesson went great. Kim made me feel very comfortable and excited about learning.

Posted Jan 18, 2017
kiley
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Excellent. My daughter loved her!

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Tioule
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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.

Posted Oct 27, 2016
ellen K.
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She was so friendly and sweet and awesome teacher!

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Etta F.
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You cannot ask for a more knowledgable and encouraging flute instructor. My daughter left the first lesson feeling confident and inspired.

Posted Feb 13, 2016

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Experience

Early Childhood Music and Movement
Aug 2016 - Present

Music Rhapsody

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

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

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

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

Education

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

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

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.

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