San Francisco Flute Teachers
Californian-born flutist Christy Kim enjoys an active career as an orchestral and chamber musician. From 2016-2018, she was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago becoming the Flute Fellow in 2017-2018. During her time in the orchestra, Christy performed and taught flute throughout the city of Chicago. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony joining them on their International Tour in 2017. She has performed under conductors Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Muti, David Robertson, Christoph Eschenbach and Leonard Slatkin. Her chamber music appearances include performing in the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project. Christy has spent summers at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West and National Repertory Orchestra. As a pianist, Christy performed the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G Minor with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in 2007. Future engagements for the 2018-2019 season include performing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
As a teacher of both flute and piano, Christy believes that freedom of expression is the ultimate goal of any musician. Students learn the mechanics of the instrument and fundamental building blocks of musicianship: Scales, tonal exercises and technical etudes in addition to theory, orchestral excerpts and solo repertoire. In addition, she draws awareness to the physical demands of playing an instrument, preventing injuries and ensuring longevity in our musical journeys. Her ultimate goal is to teach students how to become their own teacher by instilling a never ending sense of curiosity for music.
Christy holds a Master's Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern California. Christy's principal flute teachers are Mark Sparks, Tim Day, Jim Walker and Susan Greenberg.