Jennifer Ridout is an accomplished flutist and pianist and has spent the past decade performing and teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Ridout received her B.M. in flute performance from San Jose State University with honors, and recently completed her M.M. in flute performance at the University of Houston.
While at San Jose State Ms. Ridout acted as principal chair flute in the school’s top ranking Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Her senior recital was acclaimed by SJSU faculty as having been one of the “best student recitals ever held at the school.” Ms. Ridout has received instruction from and performed in master classes from a number of today’s top flutists including Catherine Payne, Keith Underwood, Jim Walker, Christina Jennings, Leone Buyse, Robert Stallman, Carol Wincenc, Timothy Day, Sergio Pallotelli, Sooyun Kim and Aralee Dorough.
Described by her teachers as a natural performer, Ms. Ridout has an undeniable passion for musical expression. She enjoys passing along the art to her students, offering them tools and direction needed so that they too may discover how to express themselves through music. Her students show improvement very quickly and are active participants in recitals, school band programs, youth orchestras, master classes and competitions.