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Stephanie Bethea

Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 (map)

Lessons Offered

Flute, Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

About Me

Stephanie Bethea has performed and taught flute with such backdrops as Kenya, Lebanon, Jordan, Indonesia, British Columbia, and Washington. Her teachers have included renowned flutists Josiah Thomas and John Wummer.

She graduated from Smith College with honors in music composition and flute. In 1978 she received her Masters in Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, majoring in flute and conducting. In 2008 she earned a doctorate in flute performance at the University of Washington. Her dissertation for the DMA was The Flute Music of Carl Reinecke.

Since 2000 Stephanie has played principal flute in the Skagit Symphony. Other principal flute positions have included the Skagit Valley Chorale, Skagit Opera, North Cascades Concert Band, and the Richmond Symphony in British Columbia. She coached the flute section of the Fidalgo Youth Symphony and has acted as flute clinician for the Sedro Woolley High School District. She has been a statewide adjudicator for Solo and Ensemble Festival at the regional level. In addition to solo performances Stephanie has taught music theory and flute at Skagit Valley College since 2001. She maintains a flute and piano studio in her home.

My Musical Education Background

  • DMA: Recent doctorate in Flute Performance, University of Washington
  • MA:    Masters in Church Music, Southern Seminary, Kentucky
  • BA:    Bachelor of Arts, Smith College

Genres and Subjects Taught


  • Piano lessons cover solos from the Classical repertoire, accompanying, playing by ear and chording with lead sheets
  • Flute Lessons cover tone, technique through etudes, solo work from the classical repertoire and student choices, and ensemble work.
  • Recitals are held quarterly at the studio.


Lesson Rates

$90 per month for 4 weekly half hour lessons, double for hour lessons.

The fifth week of every third month is used for recitals.


Ages / Skill Levels Taught

  • All levels, ages and backgrounds are welcome! My piano and flute students currently range from age 6 to senior adult, with backgrounds from beginner to highly advanced.

My Certifications and Awards


  • Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
  • Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA)
  • Skagit Music Teachers Association (SMTA)

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