Bonnie Sue Buhler-Tanouye

Flute Teacher, Parent

Bonnie Sue Buhler-Tanouye


Henderson, NV
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Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye, flutist, is a founding member of Duo Mystique Flute and Harp, and is an active freelance performer in the Las Vegas area, where she has performed with such artists as Il Divo, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.  She regularly performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, and was the acting second flutist for the 2006-2007 season.  She was a regular performer in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular, and other pit orchestras, including shows for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, The Las Vegas Little Theatre, and Super Summer Theatre.  She has performed with such ensembles as Opera Las Vegas, Nevada Ballet Theater, Sin City Opera, Nevada Pops, the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society Orchestra, the Desert Wind Trio, and the Desert Spring Chamber Orchestra, of which she was a featured soloist.  She performed as flutist of the Las Vegas Wind Quintet for three seasons. She was a repeat soloist with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, including a performance as a winner of the James Huntzinger Soloist Competition in 2001.  She can be heard on a number of commercial recordings, including recent releases by Peacock Productions.

Bonnie received her Masters of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied with Dr. Richard Soule.  She was appointed a member of the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee in 2000, a position she held until 2007, and was a featured presenter at the National Flute Convention in August 2003 and again in August 2005, performed as the piccoloist for the premier of Nathan Tanouye’s Flutissimo at the convention in 2012, and has had students perform at multiple conventions as well.  She is a co-author of Selected Flute Studies: A Graded Guide of Etudes, Daily Studies, and Method Books, published in 2005 by the National Flute Association.  She was a member of the Las Vegas Flute Club Board of Directors for four years and has been an adjunct Professor of Music History and Music Theory at UNLV.  She has maintained a private teaching studio since 1997, a Suzuki Certified Flute Instructor since 2006, and adjudicates regularly for various local student events.  Bonnie is the founder and program director for the Southern Nevada Homeschool Performing Arts organization and is co-director and co-founder of the Las Vegas Desert Suzuki Institute.