Bethany Gonella

Flute Teacher

Bethany Gonella

SAA Member


Saint Paul, MN

Bethany Gonella is a flutist and piccoloist based in the Twin Cities in Minnesota.  She performs regularly with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony, and the Winona Symphony and performs as an extra/substitute musician with the Minnesota Orchestra.

She holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in flute performance from University of Southern California and Northwestern University, respectively, and is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Minnesota.

Growing up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, some of Bethany’s earliest musical influences were Suzuki violin lessons as well as flute lessons with Christine Cleary and Helen Blackburn. She loves teaching students of all ages and levels, and she maintains both a private flute studio in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and a college flute studio at the University of St. Thomas. She previously taught at Winona State University. Bethany stays actively involved in the Twin Cities flute community. To help support local flute students, she co-created and maintains a scholarship program for flute students through Upper Midwest Flute Association. 

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