Mrs. Claire S. Butin
Claire Starz Butin is the Associate Principal flutist with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Performer’s Certificate from Indiana University, where she studied with Kathryn Lukas. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with William Bennett and at Rice University with Leone Buyse.
Mrs. Butin has been teaching flute for the past 17 years and has been teaching general music to preschoolers for the past 9 years. She earned her Kindermusik certification in 2006 and has been the music teacher at Central Union Preschool in Honolulu since 2008.
She also enjoys cooking, baking, singing, and dancing! Her two young daughters keep her busy and keep her smiling every day.