Hey! My name is Kristen Parrish
Nice to meet you! I'm a Utah -based flute teacher and music educator. Basically, I'm a huge music nerd. Maybe you are too, and that's great! I love working with students of all ages and teaching flute is the highlight of my week, every week. I studied music education at Brigham Young University (Go Cougars!), so I know my stuff and I'm here to share all that stuff with you.
I was lucky enough to grow up with a GREAT music program in Naperville, IL, which is really close to Chicago. In that music program, I grew my music nerd potential through marching band, wind ensemble, chamber groups, pit orchestra, and even playing the steel drums in a steel band! Chicago is my HOME and I'm a big fan of the Cubs, Bulls, and Blackhawks. Oh, and deep dish pizza of course.
I was shipped off to BYU where I was in the flute studio, marching band, symphonic band, jazz lab band, and some other fun groups. I also found my love of international travel through a music teaching internship in Bolivia. I taught in (very bad) Spanish and loved every minute. At BYU, I wanted to be a band director and thought that was my ONE CALLING in life. Well... after two years of trying it out at South Ogden Jr High, I decided it was fun, but I really liked working with smaller groups of students and with individuals. I LOVE seeing the progress a student makes in private lessons, and I truly believe it makes a HUGE difference.
Now I've decided to settle down and plant some Utah roots, because I love living near the mountains! I work at local high schools with their marching bands and woodwind sections, I substitute teach music classes, and of course teach private flute lessons! When I'm not jamming on flute with my students, I enjoy hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, scuba diving, and traveling with my husband, Wilson, and my dog, Chino.
So what do you think? Ready to join my flute nerd herd?