Flutist Kelly Williamson enjoys a busy career as a freelance musician and teacher. As a Teacher Trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) she is invited to give workshops and pedagogy courses all over the world, most lately in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Her pedagogical activities include co-producing “A Young Flutist’s Anthology”, a recording project for students which features the renowned Canadian flutist Suzanne Shulman and pianist Valerie Tryon, CM. The CD, on which she also performs, was released in September 2015. As a member of the flute and guitar ensemble Duo Calixa she appears on the CD “Caminos”, featuring music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, and Machado. She is currently involved in the revision of the Suzuki Flute Method repertoire books as SAA representative to the International Suzuki Association, and is the flute columnist for the American Suzuki Journal.

Kelly began her flute studies at the prestigious Academy of Music Program at Mount Royal College, Calgary. As a student she participated in master classes with Geoffrey Gilbert and Peter Lloyd and other master flute teachers. She moved to Montreal to study with Timothy Hutchins and Heather Howes at McGill University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in performance with Distinction. She completed a Masters’ degree in performance at l’Universite de Montreal with Denis Bluteau. She also studied privately with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute Method, in Matsumoto, Japan.