Jennifer Ridout is a professional flutist and teacher, having received a B.M. in flute performance from San Jose State University with honors. While at San Jose State, Ridout was principal chair flute in the school’s top Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Ridout’s senior recital was acclaimed by SJSU faculty as having been one of the best student recitals ever held at the school. She 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, Isabelle Chapuis and Robert Stallman.Distinguished as a “natural performer,” Ms. Ridout has a great passion for music and performance, and enjoys passing along the art of performance and a thorough understanding of music to her students. Her students all show rapid improvement in their playing starting from their first lesson, noted in their success across the board in band and orchestra programs. Ms. Ridout teaches beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.