- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2008
Hello! My name is Kylee, and I am a professional flutist and teacher in the Austin area.
I moved here about six months ago to pursue the wonderful teaching opportunities, and I I'm having such a great time!
I received my Masters in Flute Performance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, and my Bachelors in Flute Performance from Duquesne University. I am originally from Pittsburgh!
I feel so lucky to have such a fulfilling and varied career in music. I grew up with many people telling me how difficult it was to have a career in music, and I'm so glad that I stuck with it!
Is is challenging, but with some perseverance and drive, you can create your own career just like I did!
Right now I am frequently performing with the San Antonio Symphony which is amazing, teaching full-time, and doing some small gigs in nursing homes and churches! I'm really living the dream.
Throughout my career, I have won numerous competitions including the James Pellerite Orchestral Excerpt Competition, Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition, Women's Advisory Board Scholarship Competition, Duquesne University Wind Concerto Competition, Butler County Symphony's Young Artist Competition, and was a finalist in the United States Army 'Pershing's Own' National Collegiate Solo Competition.
I am also one of 3 Finalists for the Mid-South Flute Society Young Artist Competition, and will be competing next month at the University of Memphis.
My goal is to make you love music and get better at your instrument! My studio will be very kind and nurturing but also competitive. Whether you are preparing for TMEA All-state or just want to get better at flute, I can help! :)
I understand that everyone is at different levels, and my lessons will cater to your level and how serious you are about flute.
If you want more intense lessons to prepare you for college auditions or other things, great! In these lessons, we will prepare with site reading, mock auditions, recording, duets, and more.
If you just want to learn how to play your favorite songs on flute, great!
I've been teaching privately for 5 years, have excellent training from professionals, and years of experience performing and creating a career out of music.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!
Flute Instructor at Austin High School, O. Henry Middle School, Lamar Middle School, Artie Henry Middle School, Burnet Middle and High School, Fulmore Middle School, Round Rock High School
San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra, Terra Haute Symphony, Columbus IN Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Anderson Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
Search 'First snow Reuel' on YouTube to see me :)
Nonprofit organizations where I performed in local nursing homes in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh
Bloomington Junior Music Festival, Cedar Park Middle School District Band Auditions, South Austin Middle School District Band Auditions
Summer Philharmonic, IU Philharmonic, IU Chamber Orchestra, IU University Orchestra, IU Adhoc Orchestras
Kylee is super sweet and with a lot of patience. I love it. Excited for the next lesson
I am the conductor of the Bloomington Chamber Singers. Kylee performed with my orchestras for a number of years while she lived in Bloomington and also played a number of times during worship services at the church where I direct the music program. Kylee is first and foremost, a masterful technical musician who understands her instrument deeply, and is keenly aware of style and the challenges of ensemble playing. She also is a warm, creative, and caring individual respected by all around her. I recommend her highly and know that anyone who studies with her will discover new talents within themselves.+ Read More
Kylee has been coming to our adult day program since she first came to Bloomington to attend the Jacobs School of Music. Throughout her graduate work she was a regular visitor to our small program. Not only did she perform beautifully, but she engaged with us....teaching us about flute playing, various aspects of the instruments she plays, background on types of music, and she built relationships with us. We were happy to celebrate with her when she got her new absolutely gorgeous flute! She is warm, has great communication skills, invites questions and learning. She was FAR more than a performer here, she was invested in us and we were happy to adopt her during her time in Bloomington. Kylee's demeanor, musical excellence and personality make her an excellent fit for lessons or events. We HIGHLY recommend working with her!+ Read More
Kylie is a wonderful flutist, musician and ensemble member. She played substitute flutist in the Terre Haute Symphony for three years and we were always pleased when she came. Her wound is gorgeous. Her intonation is excellent and she matches vibrato to the section very well. In short, she is sensitive. Kylie is much closer to her flute performance education than the other members of the THSO fluters but she was respectful of our experience and treated us with deference. She just sat down and played. Personally, she has a beautiful smile and direct eye contact. She engages well. I would be pleased to be in the same room with Kylie for instruction and i am certain that many flute students would feel the same way. Austin just received a treasure. JW+ Read More
I worked with Kylee for 3 years while I was the Music Director at a church in Bloomington, IN. She was often a guest musician during our church services, and I worked with Kylee to coordinate special music pieces and rehearsals with the church choir. Kylee was always enthusiastic, professional, and was a wonderful musician to collaborate with. I can't recommend her more highly!+ Read More
Kylee, played her flute for out residents at Bliss Place. And their reaction was priceless. Kylee played her flute flawlessly and her attitude was without flaw.
she has the spirit of caring and kindness. She educated us all about the flute. We all loved listening to Kylee play.
Kylee is a fantastic flutist. I am the Assistant Director of Community Engagement at Classical Music Indy, a non-profit organization in Indiana, and I hired her for many gigs in Indianapolis. I kept hiring Kylee for our gigs because she was always prepared and on-time. She plays at a very high level and I will miss working with her.+ Read More
Kylee O'Donnell was a positive, energetic, dependable judge for our yearly music festival in Bloomington, Indiana. She encouraged the young students with her positive and helpful comments. (festival chairman's comments)
I had 3 lessons with Kylee. I started myself 6 weeks ago before I had some one who would help me to play again when my newer flute. I played in school then I had other things to do with a husband & children. I came back to start again with a new flute. The sound was sweeter since I had a nickles flute but new I was able to buy a silver one. Even though I had to pay a little more with my money it's worth it. Since I had to find another teacher because Kylee moved to study for her Master Degree I looked for another teach. The new one is helping with my studies.+ Read More
For me I never had a flute teacher; I always did, or everybody had to do things pretty much on ore one in grade school & high school. Now I'm glad that I can have someone you can let me know if I have made a wrong note or not.