Shari Shaw / Flute - Piccolo

Shari Shaw received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University, where she studied with Dr. Jean West. Her other teachers include Eileen Yarrison, Shelley Warren, Lea Kibler, and Jane Clare. She has been a private flute and piccolo teacher for 38 years. She is a certified K-12 music teacher in the state of New Hampshire and has a beginning educator certificate (Music K-12) in the state of Florida.


A native Floridian, Shari has played with various chamber groups, and for many musicals and events, including Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Godspell, Little Me, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Peter Pan. She was also a soloist at the National Flute Convention in Washington DC. Her students have been accepted to District and All-State bands and ensembles, have received superior marks at Solo and Ensemble Festivals, and have become successful college students.


She now enjoys freelancing in the Space Coast area, performing with the Florida Flute Orchestra, Daytona State College and Community Flute Choir, and the Space Coast Flute Orchestra. She also teaches flute, piccolo, and low flute lessons in her home studio on Merritt Island and virtually on Zoom.


Shari works with her flute, piccolo and low flute students on any music they would like to work on or are interested in, including band music, all-state music, solo and ensemble music, district music, college auditions, duets, ensembles, etc.  She works with their individual learning styles, and instructs in a positive and encouraging way.  

Instrument(s): Flute, piccolo, low flutes

Levels: All ages and all levels

Genres: Classically based flute technique applied to different genres including classical, basic jazz, rock, and modern music styles.

Primary Focus/Technique: My primary focus is for my students to have fun while they are learning! The standard flute techniques I focus on are music reading, expression, tone production, musicality, interpretation, sight-reading, music theory, performance preparation, extended techniques, and continued learning, all to create a well-rounded musician.

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