Kerri Gause Arakawa - Int. Flute Coach
Kerri Arakawa is a graduate of California State University Long Beach with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and California Teaching Credential. During her time at CSULB, she was a student of Dr. John Barcellona and performed regularly with many large and small chamber ensembles. She has also studied with Kim Hensley, Rena Urso, and Catherine Ransom.
Mrs. Arakawa is currently the founder and President of the Orange County Flute Association and is the Music Director and Conductor of the Orange County Flute Ensemble. She is also active as a private Flute instructor in the southern Orange County area where her students have won placement in numerous honor bands and orchestras. In 2011, she was invited to serve as the Flute Coach for the Wildwood Institute of Music and the Arts Intermediate Session. She is on staff with several award-winning school band programs throughout Orange County.
In demand as a clinician and conductor, Kerri has given workshops and clinics covering a wide assortment of topics related to flute performance. Most recently, she presented at the NFA National Convention in Anaheim as part of the Yamaha Exhibitor Showcase and has been featured in the Making Music Magazine. For 13 years, Mrs. Arakawa has taught in Capistrano Unified School District and Irvine Unified School District as an Elementary Music Specialist and holds membership in several professional organizations including the NFA, MENC, and SCSBOA.