Janelle Barrera is a highly sought after private flute instructor, adjudicator, and guest clinician throughout Southern California. She has more than 19 years of experience as a flute and piccolo instructor. Ms. Barrera has taught privately and given master classes in the Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Cypress, Downey, Corona/Norco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Unified School Districts. From marching band to orchestra students, she enjoys coaching all levels and ages. Having received her training from some of the most influential flute teachers in the United States, Janelle has had the opportunity to study with Darrin Thaves, Dr. John Barcellona, Thomas Robertello, Mark Sparks, and Sarah Jackson.
In 2009, Janelle accepted the position of Flute Instructor at the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, where she leads the weekly flute master class and flute ensemble. She has also been the Flute Instructor at Savanna High School in Anaheim, CA for ten years.
Ms. Barrera strives to bring out the very best in her students. Her teaching style is firm, yet encouraging and compassionate. Ms. Barrera takes pride in her love for teaching and wishes only the highest success for her students. In 2009, Janelle reinstated the Los Angeles Flute Guild, bringing a flute club back to Los Angeles and surrounding cities. She did this not only to benefit her fellow flute community members, but to help inspire and educate her current students and future students to come.
Janelle Barrera is a member of the National Flute Association, Music Teachers National Association, and Music Teachers' Association of California. She has been a certified Certificate of Merit Instructor since 2012. Many of Janelle's flute students have won national recognition and have continued on to pursue degrees in music performance and education.
Ms. Barrera has been a guest artist for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association’s Evergreen Music Festival, California State University, Long Beach’s Summer Flute Institute, San Diego Flute Guild’s Summer Flute Camp, and San Francisco Flute Society's Flutes by the Sea Master Class with Viviana Guzman. Janelle sustains a large private studio in Cypress, CA.
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