Isabelle Chapuis

When I was a student, I worked with many great French flutists, not only Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Paris Conservatory. I studied with Michel Debost (Principal Flute at the Orchestre de Paris), Alain Marion (P. F. at l'Orchestre national), Gaston Crunelle (P. F. at l'Opera Comique), and Marcel Moyse (P. F. of l'Opera de Paris). I teach the French School of Flute Playing as I learned it from these masters. For exercises, I use the studies by Taffanel and Gaubert. Although I cover the entire flute repertoire, from Bach to contemporary composers, I especially enjoy teaching music by French composers. I have appeared as flute soloist, both in recital and in concertos with orchestra, in many countries. I offer training in all aspects of professional performance. I do not teach beginning flute students (but I can refer them to my former students, many of whom are outstanding flute teachers throughout the Bay Area). I will accept flutists of any age of exceptional talent.

37.3694009, -122.1405413

Los Altos, CA (94022)

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Isabelle Chapuis
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Principal Flute, Orchestra of Opera San Jose, San Jose, CA (since 1982);
Professor of Flute (retired), School of Music & Dance, San Jose State University,
(taught studio flute on undergraduate and graduate levels for 33 years);
Isabelle Chapuis has performed as Principal Flute and soloist with many other Bay Area orchestras over the years.

Music Styles:
Classical Music
Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Flute and Piccolo
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School
12 and up (not beginners)

Conservatoire national superieur de musique (Paris, France) - Flute Classe of Jean-Pierre Rampal; First Prize, Concours de flute du Conservatoire de Paris, 1970

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French school of flute as taught in Paris Conserv

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