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I’m Shelby, and I LOVE working with flutists who are ready to achieve their goals with the help of a cheerleader and experienced flute player.


I'm passionate about providing high quality private instruction that is accessible and inclusive to all learners. 

Ready to reach your playing potential? Let's work together!


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After several years of teaching flutists in private lessons, sectionals, and workshops, and studying and performing with some incredible flute players, I’ve noticed that the moment students take ownership of their learning and become the boss, THAT’S the moment they reach success: i.e. get into all state and honor bands, get a distinguished rating at solo/ensemble, finally get that higher chair placement, etc. They just need an experienced player to unlock the confidence they need, combined with the nitty gritty: great tone, technique, vibrato, phrasing, and more. 


I have played in masterclasses with some of the BEST flutists around, been a finalist in competitions, taught flute workshops, and perform professionally - and I can’t wait to share everything I’ve learned about playing freely and confidently with YOU (or your kiddo who is so eager to get started).

I love: 

  • Teaching brand new beginners as young as 5 years old

  • Helping intermediate players build confidence and build on what they know

  • Introducing new ideas and repertoire to advanced students

  • Experiencing the journey of college auditions and competition prep with my students 



Praised for her distinctive sound and compelling technique, Shelby Anderson leads a versatile career as a performer and teacher in Broomfield, Colorado.

Shelby performs frequently in Colorado and in her home state of Kentucky, and has performed with the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra (Morehead, KY), Psalm 150 Orchestra (Louisville, KY), and CU Boulder Symphony Orchestra. Shelby serves as a flute and piccolo substitute with Colorado Wind Ensemble, Denver Pops Orchestra, and Broomfield Symphony Orchestra. 

As a soloist, Shelby was a finalist in the Gallaher Music Performance Scholarship Competition and received third prize in the Flute Society of Kentucky Collegiate Artist Competition. Shelby was awarded Runner Up/Honorable Mention in the University of Denver Solo Honors Competition in 2024. Shelby has performed in masterclasses with renowned artists, including Sookyung Park, Karen McLaughlin Large, Eva Amsler, Colleen White, and Chelsea Tanner.

An avid supporter of music education, Shelby is a sought after teacher, clinician, and performer. Shelby is the owner of the Flute Studio of Broomfield based in Broomfield, Colorado where she specializes in creating a well rounded music education from the beginner level through pre-college, including ear training and music theory in her studio teaching as well as masterclass participation, frequent studio performances and a strong sense of community. She is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, and teacher at various middle schools, high schools, and colleges in her home state, as well as the Denver area. Most recently, Shelby has been a teaching artist with A Free Bird Non-profit in upstate New York and presented her clinic on “Demystifying the Flute Embouchure (for the Band Director),” at Morehead State University. Shelby is a KinderFlute trained teacher, and holds a Kentucky P-12 Instrumental Music Teaching License.

Shelby is currently studying at the University of Denver, where she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Recording & Production. Shelby earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education at Morehead State University. Shelby’s former teachers include Julie Thornton, Christina Jennings, Jennifer Cooper, Heather Small, and Chelsea Tanner. 

Shelby plays a Burkart Professional model flute with a 10k gold Burkart headjoint with a 14k gold riser.

"Shelby has helped me grow and become a better flute player. I was not very confident in my playing abilities, but one on one instruction with Shelby made such a difference. I am now first chair in band and section leader. Part of that success is a direct result of private lessons with Shelby."

Sarah, Middle School Student

"Shelby always helped me and encouraged me in my lessons. She made learning fun and made me love the flute even more. Shelby really helped me prepare for college music. Every week she would assign work that pushed me. Not only did she help me grow as a flute player and love music but she helped me grow as a person."

Olivia, Studio Alumni

"Ms Shelby has been a blessing for my daughter. She is an excellent teacher and person. I highly recommend her!!"

Ineka, Studio Parent

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