Live music will enhance the ambiance of any event be it an intimate party or a corporate event. Through years of providing music for all types of events, Ms. Edwards can make finding the perfect music for your event effortless. Flute as a soloists or in combination with harp, guitar, piano and any other combination.
I highly recommend Gail Edwards!! I am a professional musician and music contractor. I hired Gail to play music for me for a Holiday event. She was outstanding both as a versatile musician playing Classical & Contemporary styles and as a polished professional. She played solo & with harp. She had an audience of varied ages and backgrounds. She is definitely an accomplished musician, she was able to play very showy and impressive arrangements that made it very entertaining for the sophisticated listener. I really appreciated how she made the guests feel special by playing their requests. I noticed that she has a special way of always making them smile and feel important! That's worth Gold!! She was very easy to work with and professional in every way, so I'm hiring her again this week!
What to Expect
With a MM in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music combined with her years of professional performing and teaching experience guarantees a seamless professional experience for your event.
Live music will enhance the ambiance of any event be it an intimate party or a corporate event. Through years of providing music for all types of events, Ms. Edwards can make finding the perfect music for your event effortless. Her repertoire spans from Bach to Rock. With adequate notice, most requests can be fulfilled.
Hiring Ms. Edwards for your event is easy. With a quick email or phone call, we can establish availability, instrumentation, repertoire and price. Let her take care of the musical needs for your wedding or special event. Available as solo flute, duos, trios, quartets or any combination that suits your needs.
**Gail. Edwards is the solo Piccolo Artist with the Sacramento Philharmonic, Opera and Ballet orchestras as well as the Modesto and former Napa Valley symphonies. Ms. Edwards also performs with other Bay Area orchestras including the San Francisco Ballet and Opera orchestras. She has also performed Broadway productions of shows touring through San Francisco playing at the Orpheum, Curran and other local theaters.
**In a chamber music setting, Ms. Edwards has performed on such pre-eminent concert series as the Noontime Concerts series, Trinity Chamber series, Pacifica Performances, Old First Church Concerts, the National Flute Association Convention, San Francisco Conservatory Faculty series, and the USF Faculty series. Because of her extensive chamber music experience Ms. Edwards is able to collaborate with most any instrument(s). Her chamber music performances include flute in combination with harp, guitar, piano, strings and with other flutes.
**Ms. Edwards has extensive teaching experience that includes University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, San Francisco School of the Arts, City College of San Francisco and Laney College.
**GEMS was established by Ms. Edwards in 1980 where she teaches both private and groups lessons. This provides an opportunity for students to work on their individual skills as well as experience the joy of making music with others.
**Gail is now available for private lessons through Skyline College. For more information contact Skyline College at (650) 738-4100
**Ms. Edwards currently has three flute choirs in her studio:
GEMS Flute Choir for middle and high school students.
Bel Canto Flutes for adult amateurs in both San Francisco & Mountain View
Some of GEMS/Bel Canto Flutes performances:
Christmas carols at the San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
Chocolate Festival in Ghirardelli Square
National Anthem for the SF Giants
Pacifica’s annual street fair, the Fog Fest.
Who Can Join?
*Ms. Edwards welcomes flutists of any age or level to join her flute ensembles. One only needs a flute and a willingness to learn.
**Founded in 2000, Bel Canto Flutes, formerly the San Francisco State University’s Flute Choir, is open to any flutist intermediate level and above.
**Repertoire for these groups includes a mixture of pieces written expressly for flute choirs which include piccolo, Eb, alto and bass flutes, as well as a wide variety of arrangements including pieces from orchestral, chamber, opera, and lighter settings. Each semester culminates in a performance which is free and open to the public.
**More information can be found at www.gailedwardsflute.com
Additional Booking Notes
If outdoors the area for the musicians must be in a shaded, non-windy area preferably with a solid floor.
Lighting must be adequate for reading.
Chairs with no arms for each player is needed.
Able to play almost all styles/songs with adequate notice including the styles below.
access to electricity for lights, overhead protection from the sun.