About Michelle Krawiec

I have always had a strong passion for music, from singing Twinkle Twinkle over and over again during a long journey home from the back seat in the car as a small child, to playing the flute as a concerto soloist.

I am a professionally qualified flute teacher with a busy teaching studio in Stoke Gifford, Bristol. I strive to provide holistic and enjoyable lessons in a nurturing environment.

After completing a music degree (BA hons), where I studied under Katey Thomas, Liz May and Richard Dobson, I then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in secondary music teaching at Bath Spa University College. I divided my time between the classroom and as a peripatetic woodwind teacher, specialising in the flute. I steadily grew my own private teaching practice and then left classroom teaching after realising my passion lay within instrumental teaching. I continued my own studies by attending numerous masterclasses and courses, including those led by: Susan Milan, Wissam Boustany, Claire Southworth, Ian Clarke, Neil McLaren and Nancy Ruffer.

As well as expanding my own private teaching practice, I have taught in variety of independent schools and for South Gloucestershire Music Service, both as teacher and ensemble director. At this time I continued my own flute studies with Nicholas Vallis-Davies PhD (former principal LSO).

Following the birth of my son, I decided that I would take him to music and movement classes from the tender age of just 10 weeks old. The experience and joy the classes bought to him only reaffirmed the massive impact that music can have on every life and it inspired me to train as an Early Years Educator in 2013.

As a teacher, I feel it is essential to continue my own professional development and I currently study with Sarah Newbold (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and I continue to explore and research a variety of pedagogy.