Kelly Williamson

Kelly Williamson

Kelly Williamson holds a BMus in performance with Distinction from McGill University, and a MMus in performance from l’Université de Montréal. As a student, she participated in private lessons and master classes with Geoffrey Gilbert and Peter Lloyd, as well as other well-known flutists, and has studied privately with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute School. She was an active freelance musician and private teacher in Montreal for many years, and was also Suzuki Flute Coordinator at the McGill Conservatory, before relocating to Cambridge, Ontario. Kelly has been a frequent clinician in schools and an adjudicator at music festivals, and is invited to teach at workshops all around the world. She was appointed a Teacher Trainer in flute in May 2006, serves on the teacher development committee for the SAA, is the current SAA representative to the ISA flute committee, and contributes regularly to the American Suzuki Journal.

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The Right Part of the Repertoire

The “Right” Part of the Repertoire

SECE from the Perspective of a Suzuki Flute Teacher

SECE from the Perspective of a Suzuki Flute Teacher

Tales from the Peruvian Amazon

March 18, 2013 by David Evenchick, Nancy Lokken, Mary Halverson Waldo, Kelly Williamson

Two thousand ten was an exciting year for the Suzuki Association of Peru. In addition to celebrating twenty-five years of offering Suzuki festivals in Lima, for the first time in its history, a very special event was held. Read more ▶

Flute Dreams Take Flight

October 14, 2010 by Kelly Williamson

The excellent quality and affordability of Di Zhao flutes have made dreams come true for a number of students in Latin America, and they are inspiring many others to see their own dreams as a real possibility. In the fall of… Read more ▶

Some Thoughts on the VLR

March 16, 2009 by Kelly Williamson

I am really looking forward to the Virtual Leadership Retreat, and hope that many of my colleagues will participate. Given the high costs of traveling to conferences, the possibility of using technology in this way is a real boost to… Read more ▶

Bogota Suzuki Festival  JuneJuly 2008

January 26, 2009 by Kelly Williamson

For the first time, flute training courses were offered at the Bogota Suzuki Festival this past June. Ten participants, all from Bogota, attended the Book 1 class. For the Book 2 class, three of these participants continued into the second… Read more ▶

Flute at XXIII Festival Internacional de Musica Suzuki in Lima Peru

July 7, 2008 by Kelly Williamson

Flute Books 2 and 3 were offered for returning teachers, including participants from Peru, Colombia, and Chile, and Book 1 was offered for new Suzuki flute teachers from Peru and Colombia. A new course, Introduction to Flute, was also offered… Read more ▶

V Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires

October 22, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

The 5th Suzuki Music Festival of Buenos Aires took place from September 14th to 23rd, 2007. For the first time at the Buenos Aires festival, there were teacher workshops in flute, thanks in great part to the efforts of Fernando… Read more ▶

Karibu Suzuki Flute in Tanzania

August 1, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

Karibu means “welcome” in Kiswahili, the official language of Tanzania. Suzuki music in Arusha Kimbra Dixon is the woman behind the Suzuki violin program in Arusha, Tanzania, which now numbers 65 students in the international program, and 15 in the outreach program.… Read more ▶

Suzuki Flute Workshop in Tanzania

June 20, 2007 by Kelly Williamson

The very first Suzuki flute workshop was held in Arusha, Tanzania this March. The workshop was held over two weeks and included a flute care clinic and a final celebration concert. Eleven flutists of varying ages participated, four of whom… Read more ▶

XXII International Suzuki Festival

May 1, 2007 by Caroline Fraser, Doris Koppelman, MaryLou Roberts, Mary Halverson Waldo, Kelly Williamson

Lima, Peru, January 8-27, 2007 One of our most inspiring participants was Cecilia Zarate, a former Suzuki piano and violin student from Cordoba, Argentina, home to one of the oldest Suzuki programs in Latin America. Now a professional violinist and teacher,… Read more ▶

Notes from the Flutes

Notes from the Flutes

My Garden and Practicing Peace

My Garden and Practicing Peace

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