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Teachers must be current AFS members in good standing (i.e., dues paid). Listing is for informational purposes only and does not serve as a professional endorsement by the Board or members of the Arizona Flute Society. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Dr. Linda Bailey
(206) 915-8735 - voice & t


DMA in Performance, University of Washington

Theory Certificate, University of Washington

MM in Performance, University of North Texas

BM in Performance, Portland State University


Studio Location: Scottsdale: Scottsdale Rd. and Thunderbird

Online: Zoom/Skype/FaceTime


Hourly: $60.00 45 minute: $40.00


Dr. Bailey helps students achieve their highest potential while enjoying learning. Instilling confidence and pride in each student’s flute/piccolo playing, she teaches all levels of flute/ piccolo to third graders through adults. Students of Dr. Bailey’s earn top honors in ensembles and competitions, participate in youth orchestras, and have gone on to major in music.


Dr. Bailey creates a community within her studio through private lessons, studio classes, small ensembles and recitals. She excels at helping struggling students succeed and challenging advanced students to reach even higher levels of success!


Dr. Bailey substitutes with Symphony of the Southwest, performs with DEF Project (Chamber, Flute Choir & CFC) & the National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir (2013-2023).


Calvin University, 2001.


Location:  Near the Anthem Outlet mall.  Serving Anthem, Desert Hills, Tramanto, and New River.


Teaching all ages:  flute, piccolo, and piano.


Active teacher and freelance performer.  Aspiring students to achieve their potential with acceptance into H.S. All State Orchestra, Regional Band and Orchestra, ProMusica AZ Orchestra, West Valley Youth Orchestra, 1st chair placement in local band programs, and admittance into college music departments.

Barbara Davis Chao
(480) 706-6167

(480) 201-3749


Bachelor & Master of Music Degrees in Flute Performance, Northwestern University

Studied with Walfrid Kujala 


Lesson Locations

Home in Ahwatukee

Phoenix College

Jenna Daum

Creative Flutistry Studio


DMA, Flute Performance, Arizona State University

MM, Flute Performance, Arizona State University

BM, Flute Performance, University of Illinois 

Jenna is the Adjunct Professor of Flute at Grand Canyon University and Acting Second Flute of The Phoenix Symphony. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities.

Elizabeth Buck (Arizona State),
Jonathan Keeble (University of Illinois),
Jennifer Nitchman (St. Louis Symphony)

Dr. Sabrina Hu



BM in Flute Performance - Mannes College of Music

MM in Flute Performance - Royal Northern College of Music

DMA in Flute Performance – Michigan State University


Primary Teachers: Keith Underwood, Peter Lloyd, Richard Sherman


Dr. Sabrina Hu enjoys a versatile career as a performer and educator. She has performed in many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, the National Concert Hall in Ireland, Beijing University, the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and recitals in Seoul, Korea. Sabrina’s performances have been broadcast live on BBC and RTHK radio and TV. Her performances have been described as “warm, sensitively balanced and flexible” with “emotional engagement…expressive depth” by the Irish Times. Sabrina has been flute faculty at Rhodes College in Memphis in TN, Lycoming College in PA, the National University of Ireland in Maynooth, and Michigan State University as a teaching assistant. Sabrina has worked in several orchestras, including the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Wexford Opera Orchestra, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. She is a passionate and devoted teacher and has taught a private studio of young flutist who have won competitions and have been accepted to many prestigious festivals. Sabrina believes in inspiring students and working with them at their current level and abilities to bring out the best in every student.



Current position:

Associate Principal Flute, New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra (Tenured)


Bachelor of Music - Seoul National University 2006

Artist Diploma - Indiana University 2009

Master of Music - Indiana University 2011

Doctorate of Musical Arts -Arizona State University

Lesson Location:

Scottsdale, near Shea and 124th St, and can travel to Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa

All ages and levels are welcome. 1 hour or 45-minute lesson option.

Flutist Jiyoun Hur is an orchestra player and experienced flute teacher who has been teaching for 15 years. She also worked as a teaching assistant at Arizona State University. She has numerous performance experience and competition winning experience, such as Alexander international competition, Hugo Kauder international competition. She has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York, twice.


For more information, please visit my website or contact me.

Music Degrees:

- Flute Performance, Master of Music from Arizona State University

- Instrumental Music Education, Bachelor of Music from Arizona State University



- Tempe Home Studio

- Scottsdale Community College

- Tempe Center for the Arts (MEF Summer Band Camp)


Private Flute Lessons for all ages and levels 

Flute and Woodwind Chamber Ensembles 

MEF Summer Band and Flute Camps


Carol Mellis is an experienced, exceptional flute instructor. Her nurturing style propels her students forward to reach their greatest potential. Carol's students have received awards at the AFS Solo Competition and the Phoenix Youth Symphony Solo Competition. In 2021, all six of Carol's high school flute students who auditioned were selected for Arizona Regionals. Her private students have been selected by audition for All-State, Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Flute Association High School Flute Choir, Interlochen Summer Music Camp and college music programs (including University of Southern California, ASU, UofA, NAU and Grand Canyon University).  


Carol is Director of Musician Enrichment Foundation (MEF) Band and Flute Camps and MEF Chamber Ensembles.  She is Adjunct Flute Professor at Scottdale Community College teaching private flute lessons, Flute Ensemble and Woodwind Chamber Ensemble. Carol has many years of experience teaching band, grades 4-12. She is a professional performer of classical and jazz music. 

Elizabeth Pickens
North Scottsdale Location

Bachelor of Arts, James Madison University


No age preference
Hourly lesson rate:  $50  Half hour: $30

Armando J Salas



BM in Jazz Studies, University of Arizona



Dr. Brian Luce

Dr. Kelland Thomas

Dr. Tim McAllister

Lesson Locations

Online, Glendale, Surprise


Music has been the center of Armando's musical universe since he began learning music at the age of 10.  In his high school years Armando performed with the prestigious Youngsounds of Arizona, and in college with Tucson Swings.  He received his Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Studies at the University of Arizona where he studied music education, composition, arranging, and was heavily involved in the athletic bands, including the marching and pep bands.  Armando is involved in many other aspects of music, including arranging for marching bands, writing film and video game scores, and music therapy.  He plays and teaches instruments including saxophone, clarinet, flute, native american flute, didgeridoo, piano, and ukulele. His outside interests include illustrating, movies, voice acting and reading,  Armando currently teaches private music lessons in the Glendale, AZ area and performs solo and with various music groups at local events and venues.

Christina Steffen


BM & MM in Flute Performance - University of Arizona School of Music


- Mesa Community College (Bachelor Degree program in Music Ed and AA Degree)
- Scottsdale Community College (Bachelor Degree program in Music Ed and AA Degree)
- Private Studio near Tatum and Cactus


All levels.  Hourly:  $50    30 minute:  $25


Other information: Christina is a professional musician whose students have been selected for the very prestigious National Disney Youth Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony Youth Orchestra, All-State Band & Orchestra, Regional Bands & Orchestras, PYS Symphonettes, and Symphonic Winds. Her students have also won and placed in the Young MusiciansCompetition, the AFS Competition, the MCCD Outstanding Soloist Competition and others. Christina has performed in many areas of the U.S. and Europe and at several music festivals. “… Her technique is flawless, as are the sounds she creates with her instruments. Of even greater value is her ability to interpret any style of music with authority and authenticity.” (Bob Freedman, Grammy Award-winning composer and arranger) World-renowned flute soloist Viviana Guzman states, “Christina Steffen is a powerhouse flutist…she has a rich warm sound and exquisite technique…” Ms. Steffen is also the founder and music director of Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization, Desert Echoes Flute Project (


Master of Music in Flute Performance - Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance - Northern Arizona University

Bachelor of Music Education - Northern Arizona University



- Private Studio in Anthem

- Online


Michelle Stolper is the Principal Flutist of the West Valley Symphony and a highly sought-after flute teacher in the North Phoenix area. She plays frequently with The Phoenix Symphony, and performs throughout the valley as a soloist and chamber musician.


Michelle enjoys teaching private lessons in her flute studio, and also directs the flute choirs at Boulder Creek and Mountain Ridge High Schools. Her students have won placements in the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras, AMEA Regional and All State Bands and Orchestras, 1st place in AFS Competitions, and admission to college music programs.

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