As a teacher, Ms. Edwards is available through her private studio or in a group/school setting. She is also active as a clinician, a coach for performance/audition preparation, for masterclasses, school assemblies and as a music theory/ear-training instructor.
Ms. Edwards’ teaching philosophy is to share her joy of making music through a deeper understanding of music and performance practices.
Gail Edwards Music Studio
Ms. Edwards has extensive teaching experience that includes University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, San Francisco School of the Arts, City College of San Francisco and Laney College.
GEMS was established by Ms. Edwards in 1980 where she teaches both private and groups lessons. This provides an opportunity for students to work on their individual skills as well as experience the joy of making music with others.
Gail is now available for private lessons through Skyline College. For more information contact Skyline College at (650) 738-4100
Ms. Edwards currently has two flute choirs in her studio:
GEMS Flute Choir for middle and high school students. Bel Canto Flutes for adult amateurs in San Francisco.
Some of GEMS performances:
- Christmas carols at the San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
- Chocolate Festival in Ghirardelli Square
- Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Pacifica
- National Anthem for the SF Giants
- Pacifica’s annual street fair, the Fog Fest.
Who Can Join?
Ms. Edwards welcomes flutists of any age or level to join GEMS. One only needs a flute and a willingness to learn.[/one_half]
Bel Canto Flutes
Founded in 2000, Bel Canto Flutes, formerly the San Francisco State University’s Flute Choir, is open to any flutist intermediate level and above. For the Spring 2010 season, we rehearse each Tuesday from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Stonestown area of San Francisco.
Repertoire for this group includes a mixture of pieces written expressly for flute choirs which include piccolo, Eb, alto and bass flutes, as well as a wide variety of arrangements.
Arrangements include pieces from orchestral, chamber, opera, and lighter settings. Each semester culminates in a performance which is free and open to the public.