Flute Instructors

For individual flute studio policies, openings, and fees please contact any of the instructors listed below. Click on the instructor's photo to visit her/his website.


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Alison Baker

Experience/Specialties:  Alison Baker holds a Master of Music degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, both in flute performance.  Her teachers include Eva Amsler (Florida State University), Stephanie Jutt (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Thomas Robertello (Indiana University), Rebecca Gilbert (Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra), and Sophia Gibbs-Kim and Mary Krusenstjerna (Eastman School of Music - Preparatory).  

In addition to music, Ms. Baker has a love of visual arts, is an amateur potter, and can be found hiking, or swimming in one of Austin Texas’s many swimming holes in her free time.


Beth Behning


Jessica Billitteri

MA in Flute Performance from Montclair State University

BM in Flute Performance from Brooklyn College

Certified Texas Teacher, Music EC-12.

Experience: Round Rock ISD elementary music teacher for four years. Jessica has performed around the world, including extended summers in Italy and a year at the Conservatory of Music in Milan. In addition to teaching flute for over 15 years to all ages, Jessica has extensive training in elementary music and the Kodaly method. She loves performing Bach and Beethoven as well as all music Brazilian.




Jennifer Cephus

Experience: Enthusiastic Flute and Piano Instructor with an aptitude for musical theory and over 10 years in teaching students, both children and adults, from beginning to advanced levels. Highly competent in teaching a strong foundation in proper technique and tuning, as well as music in classical and jazz/improv styles. Dedicated to making lessons engaging and enjoyable to foster a lifelong love of music. Past performances include but are not limited to: SXSW, ACL, EncoreATX, Prototype ATX, Alesia Lani, Austin Flute Choir, University of Florida Flute Choir, University of Florida Symphonic Band, U.S. Army All American Band and the Tucker Academy Flute Choir.


Location: Austin and the greater metro area (Pflugerville, Round Rock, Manor, Del Valle, Buda etc.)

Website: jennifercephus.com

Email: jcephus09@gmail.com


Luellyn Dollard

M.M. Northwestern University, student of Walfrid Kujala

B.M. University of North Texas, student of Mary Karen Clardy


Experience/Specialties:  5 years private teaching in Dripping Springs ISD.  21 years performing in US Navy Band in Washington DC


Location:  Dripping Springs, TX

Contact info:  luellyndollard@mac.com

YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/luellyndollard

Cheryl Floyd

Cheryl Floyd

(512) 636-0802



Marianne Gedigian


Sheryl Goodnight

B.M. in Applied Piano, with a Flute Performance Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin

Experience/Specialties: 30+ years of experience teaching students from middle school through adulthood.

Location: Bell County and Central Texas
Phone: (254) 982-4853  or  (254) 760-3944


Nicholas Goodwin

M.M. - The University of Texas at Austin

B.M. - University of Hartford, The Hartt School 


7 years experience teaching all ages/levels. Piccolo/3rd Flute with Round Rock Symphony. Has also performed with the Austin Symphony, Broadway in Austin, and Ohio Light Opera. Extensive additional freelance experience. YAC Coordinator for Austin Flute Society. 


Location: Austin, Round Rock, Leander

Phone: 978-239-4640

Email: ngoodwin.flute@gmail.com


Sarah Jane Hargis

M.M. in Flute Performance from Eastern Kentucky University

B.M.E. with an emphasis in Flute Performance from University of New Mexico


Experience/Specialties: Seventeen years teaching flute; eight years teaching Suzuki flute. 


Location: North, South, East and West Austin

Phone: (512) 809-8628      

Jolene Harju

M.M. in Flute Performance from Florida State University
B.M. in Flute Performance from University of New Hampshire

Experience/Specialties: Eight years of teaching private flute lessons, specializing in techniques to reduce discomfort, manage performance anxiety, and improve balance, breathing, and expression.

Location: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Phone: (781) 588-0218

Hilary Janysek

D.A. and M.M. Ball State University

B.M. Music Education, Texas State University

Experience: 10 years of teaching experience with students in grades k-12, college, and adult. Teaching roles include  private flute instructor, music history teacher, elementary/general music teacher, and woodwind specialist. 

Location: Pflugerville and Austin, Texas

Current Positions:

Assistant Professor of Music, Texas Lutheran University 

Private Flute Teacher, Lake Travis ISD

Contact: hcjanysek@gmail.com


Ann Kjerulf Knien

M.M. in Flute Performance from the Boston Conservatory

B.A./B.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Washington


Experience/Specialties: 15+ years experience teaching flutists of all ages. Adjunct Professor of Flute at Concordia University. Former AFS President. Leads masterclasses and coaches chamber music. Freelance flutist. 


Location: Austin, Cedar Park and surrounding areas

Phone: (512) 809-3092

Kylee O'Donnell

Masters of Music in Performance, Indiana University Bloomington 2017

Bachelors of Music in Performance, Duquesne University, 2015


Experience/Specialties: Kylee O'Donnell is a flute teacher and performer newly relocated to Austin, TX, where she teaches private flute lessons full-time. 
She currently teaches at Austin High School, O. Henry Middle School, Lamar Middle School, Artie Henry Middle School, Round Rock High School, Manor Senior High School, Burnet High School, and Burnet Middle School. 

Location: Austin and surrounding areas 




Luisa Phou

M.A. in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Tyler
B.M. in Flute Performance from Sam Houston State University
Experience/Specialties: Nineteen years of experience teaching flutists of all ages
Location: Southwest Austin
Phone: (512) 577-6576

Kristine Reaume

M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin

B.M. in Flute Performance from Eastern Michigan University


Experience/Specialties: Eight years of experience teaching flutists of all ages


Location: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock

Phone: (734) 255-4601

Seetha Shivaswamy

M.M. Flute Performance University of Texas at Austin

Performance Certificate For the Contemporary Flutist improvisation studies in Europe with Will Offermans

B.M. Flute Performance Ball State University


Experience/Specialties: 20+ years of experience teaching flutists of all ages and levels. Yoga for Flutists workshops. 


Location: Central Austin (Mueller/Hyde Park area)

Website: www.austinflute.com

Rachel Woolf

Dr. Rachel Woolf is Lecturer of Flute at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


Adam Workman


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