As a licensed Kindermusik educator, private flute instructor and chamber music teacher, my students range from 3 months old to 70 years old. I have been an educator for the majority of my music career, spanning over a decade.

Students of all ages and levels are welcome! Openings have recently become available in my lesson studio, so please contact me if you are interested in having a lesson.

Teaching at Yellow Bird

Teaching at Yellow Bird

Congratulations on a beautiful performance, girls!

Congratulations on a beautiful performance, girls!

Depending on the student, lessons range from half an hour to a full hour, and cover the following material: warm-ups, scales, etudes, solo material, duets, sight-reading and orchestral repertoire. The lessons are catered the individual needs of the student, and recitals are given every three months.

All students are expected to work hard, but have a great time doing it! Music is, and should be, an enjoyable experience. While it is certainly important to work hard and challenge yourself on a daily basis, it is also necessary to remember why we do music- because we love it! Expect to have a fun and challenging lesson while you are studying with me.

For grade level students, the sooner you start taking lessons, the better- you’ll never have to fix bad habits if you start off with good ones!

For adults, it’s never to late to learn a new instrument, or start practicing it again after a long “flute vacation.” I know that finding the time can be a challenge, but we will work together to find the best practice routine and lesson schedule for you.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please don’t hesitate to contact me: calisahildebrand@gmail.com

Flute Chamber Music

I am the director of the flute chamber program for the Peninsula Youth Orchestra. If you are interested in auditioning for any of the flute or orchestra programs, please visit their website and contact the director of PYO, Sara Salsbury.

Here's a great picture of our flute choir from last fall. Great job guys!

Sheet Music:

JW Pepper is a great sheet music resource, and has an excellent selection of music for students. Percussionist Ryan Blauvelt is the manager at the bay area store. Call them at (925) 828-4227.

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