Kylee O'Donnell

Kylee O.

Austin, TX
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Kylee delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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!

Happy fluting,

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Flute Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present
Austin ISD, Leander ISD, Burnet ISD, Round Rock ISD

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

Substitute Flute
Jun 2015 - Present
Symphony Orchestras

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

Music Video Shoot- flutist
Aug 2018 - Aug 2018
Studios at Fischer

Search 'First snow Reuel' on YouTube to see me :)

Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Classical Music Indy, Musicians with a Mission

Nonprofit organizations where I performed in local nursing homes in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh

Flute Judge
May 2018 - May 2018
Bloomington Junior Music Festival

Bloomington Junior Music Festival, Cedar Park Middle School District Band Auditions, South Austin Middle School District Band Auditions

Sep 2015 - May 2017
Indiana University Orchestras

Summer Philharmonic, IU Philharmonic, IU Chamber Orchestra, IU University Orchestra, IU Adhoc Orchestras

Private Flute and Piano Teacher
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
Melody Music Shop

Usher Staff
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra


Masters of Flute Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelors of Flute Performance
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Duquesne University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Place
May 2017
James Pellerite Orchestral Excerpt Competition
3rd Place
May 2014
Tuesday Musical Club Scholarship Competition
Honorable Mention/ 2nd Place
Mar 2014
Women's Advisory Board Scholarship Competition
2nd Place in Wind Concerto Competition
Jan 2014
Duquesne University
First Place in Young Artist Competition
Jan 2013
Butler Symphony Orchestra

Photos & Videos

Hue Fantaisie
TMEA All-State etude, Anderson 14 Op. 33
On set for a music video shoot!

Photo by Kylee O.

One of my students at my Masters Recital

Photo by Kylee O.

Photo by Kylee O.

Photo by Kylee O.

Barber Canzone for Flute and Piano

10 Reviews

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Anna C. Sep 24, 2018
Flute · In studio

Kylee is super sweet and with a lot of patience. I love it. Excited for the next lesson

Gerry Aug 22, 2018

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.

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Cathleen Aug 21, 2018
Flute · In home

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!

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JOYCE Aug 20, 2018

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

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Sarah Aug 20, 2018
Flute · In studio

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!

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Debbie Aug 20, 2018
Flute · In home

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.

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Eric Aug 20, 2018
Flute ·

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.

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Thomas Aug 19, 2018
Flute · In studio

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)

Justine C. Nov 11, 2015
Flute · In studio

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.

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Justine C. Jul 26, 2015
Flute · In home

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.

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