MissKim4Music Website

Welcome to my Website! 

Have you EVER wanted to try private lessons, but not sure you want to make a long-term commitment?  Come try a complimentary 30-min. private lesson with me!

  I currently have a few openings for Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone, and piano.

   Please email me at :  misskim4music@hotmail.com if you are interested .... space is very limited!

(if you are a public school student, click the Krey/Ron Nunn Students page for school-specific music news)

About me:

Hi! I'm glad you came to visit!  My name is Kim Griffith-Fraley and I am a private music instructor serving the Northern California communities of Brentwood, Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay and beyond!  I have been teaching in this area for over 25 years now!  Before that, I taught for over 10 years in the Southern California area.  Many of my students are first chair players in their school bands, have participated in honor bands, and have won awards and scholarships to major universities.

I received my Master of Arts degree in Flute Performance at California State University, Los Angeles, and during my time in L.A., I had the opportunity to study with some fantastic teachers! I studied with Jim Walker and Anne Diener Giles the former principal flutists of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and with Patricia Garside, Professor of Flute at CSULA.  I had a few other teachers during those years, but these are the ones that made me the flutist and teacher I am today!  In addition to my Master's, I studied Suzuki Flute Pedagogy with Gretel Shanley, Rebecca Paluzzi, and Toshio Takahashi, and Suzuki Piano Pedagogy at Holy Names College in Oakland, CA with Caroline Frasier.  I also have my CA Teaching Credential from Brandman University.

In addition to my private teaching, I am also a Music Educator with the Brentwood Union School District, teaching 4th and 5th grade classroom music and Beginning Band at Krey and Ron Nunn Elementary Schools.  I am also an active member of the Music Teacher's Association of California, having served as Co-President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and Director of our local Delta board, and also served on the MTAC State Board as the Certificate of Merit Winds Chair for Northern California from 2008-2010.  I continue to be very active in this organization working as a Winds Adjudicator for the Certificate of Merit program each Spring, where hundreds of students study for performance and theory tests each year.

Let me help you be the best that you can be!

Below are some fun websites to check out!

Kim plays in Recital:  http://www.youtube.com/embed/n8R_IIUfy98

How to Practicehttp://www.howtopractice.com/content/Getting-Started-Guide

Ear Training Site (Games!)  http://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Musical Flash Cards:  http://www.musicards.net/

San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site:  www.sfskids.org

Music Teacher's Association of CA:  www.mtac.org

Suzuki Association of the Americas:  www.suzukiassociation.org

National Flute Association:  www.nfaonline.org