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Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Euphonium, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

Karyn Gabbey

Professional Instrumental Music teacher with more than 20 years experience teaching all ages and instruments. Teaching online since 2013.
Teaching Philosophy

Music encourages creativity and expression. It allows people to develop the ability to make choices and form opinions and preferences. I believe that music gives you feelings of self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. It teaches self-expression, leadership skills, and helps students develop traits that will aid in their success throughout their entire lives.


Mrs. Gabbey opened her private lesson studio in 1988 serving students beginner through 12th. She is currently in her 15th year as a middle school band director and in her 5th year teaching online lessons. She is also the founder of the Bluffton Academy of Music Private Lesson Studio bringing private lesson teachers together to serve the Bluffton School Cluster. Her students consistently rank in the top of region and all state bands.


Mrs. Gabbey studied with well-known flutest Dr. Kay Borkowski. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in Music Education where she studied flute with Dr. Constance Grambling Lane. She pursused her master in music education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and she also holds a master's degree in technology in education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.


The National Flute Association
NAfME (National Association for Music Educators)
SCBDA (South Carolina Band Directors Association)

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