Professional performer and music instructor


Dr. Kathleen Bondurant

At age 16, and after winning several Symphony Soloist Competitions, Dr.Bondurant became in demand as a teacher in Southern Idaho. She received her B.S. degree at age 20 from the Ball State University Honors Program, her M.A. from New York University, and was the youngest woman to receive a doctorate from New York University School of Arts and Sciences. A student of James Galway (Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutists; Ray Santisi and Phillip Moll, piano), she has been teaching since 1974, in addition to performing professionally throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Bondurant has been on the faculty of Southern CT State University, South Central Community College, the University of New Haven, and the University of the Bahamas, Lake Tahoe Community College and West Los Angeles College, where she taught courses in piano, flute, guitar, flute choir, music history, theory, music fundamentals, macro and microeconomics. “Dr. B.” is a former band director for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Middle School and the University of the Bahamas, and is on staff with two Austin recording studios for vocal coaching.

Working with the Connecticut Assoc. for Gifted Children, she has given lectures and a series of television programs on “nurturing creativity”. Her students have won young artist competitions, concerto and talent competitions, been chosen for All State, played in the New York Young Persons Philharmonic, placed with Distinction in the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Exams in London {ABRSM}, earned scholarships to Eastman School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, Interlochen, Princeton University, University of Texas, University of North Texas, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, among other honors.

“One of the best teachers in the country!”
— Jim Walker, Principal Flute, Los Angeles Philharmonic
“A very fine teacher and performer. . .”
— Julius Baker, Principal Flute, New York Philharmonic
“Excellent college preparatory piano instruction!”
— Ray Santisi, Professor of Piano, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
“An outstanding introductory guitar teacher. . . “
— Christopher Vincent, Guitar faculty, Austin Community College
“Not your average neighborhood teacher . . .She’s great!”
— Sir James Galway, Soloist and Principal Flute, Berlin Philharmonic