Mary Shemon Flute Studio


The following are examples of ensembles, workshops, and music schools that my students have been selected for by audition:

  • Youth Symphony of Kansas City
  • Kansas All-State Band
  • Kansas All-State Orchestra
  • Olathe Youth Symphony (KS)
  • Interlochen Summer Flute Institute (Interlochen, MI)
  • Jim Walker's Beyond the Masterclass (Los Angeles, CA)
  • The Consummate Flutist Masterclass at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Brevard Music Center Summer Institute (Brevard, NC)
  • Indiana University: Jacobs School of Music, Studio of Tom Robertello (Bloomington, IN)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City: Conservatory, Studio of Mary Posses
  • University of Kansas - Lawrence; Studio of Daniel Velasco


"There is no better instructional institution to which I would recommend an aspiring flutist to learn the art and craft of flute." 

     --Mike Gordon, Principal flute, Kansas City Symphony


“My daughter has taken private lessons with Mary for the last couple years and she has grown so much in her playing ability as well as in her love for playing the flute. Mary is demanding and holds her students to a high standard, but is a warm and kind teacher. She has studied with the best flute professors in the country, and she shares her vast knowledge with her students in a way that motivates them but is also easy for them to understand.

As principal bassoonist in the Kansas City symphony, I have had the pleasure to perform with Mary on many occasions, and she is an outstanding flute and piccolo player.  We are lucky to have such a talented artist here in Kansas City and I would highly recommend her as a performer as well as teacher.” 

     --Ann Bilderback, Principal bassoon, Kansas City Symphony


"We couldn't ask for a better instructor for our daughter, Riley.  Mary is the perfect combination of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring. Riley's abilities have grown tremendously, and Mary has definitely exceeded our expectations as a flute instructor.  We also value Mary's professionalism and organization skills. Riley always looks forward to her lessons!" 

     --Heather England, parent


"Our family has had several flute instructors throughout the years. Most have been very good, but Mary has been exceptional. My daughters have grown more under her instruction than with any other teacher. They respect her as a musician and enjoy her as an instructor and friend. As the family scheduler, she’s easy for me to work with too. We highly recommend working with Mary!" 

     --Debbie Green, parent