Jennifer Bartel


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  • Highland Park, IL
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Skokie, IL

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Professional Associations

Chicago Flute Club, National Flute Association


  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) DePaul University
  • Master of Music (M.M.) Manhattan School of Music
  • Over 20 years private lesson teaching experience.
  • Experience with students from diverse backgrounds and varying abilities.
  • Home studio is less than 2 miles from MYA


Please contact me for current rates.

Background & Experience

Jennifer Bartel earned a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from DePaul University and is the recipient of many awards including: winner of the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation competition; first place winner in the Society of American Musicians Young Artist Competition; winner of the University of Chicago Concerto Competition.

She was a guest artist on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center which was broadcast live on WFMT. She has performed with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Lake Forest Symphony, Park Ridge Civic Orchestra, and Kenosha Symphony Orchestras.

Ms. Bartel served on the board of the Chicago Flute Club both as Coordinator of the Annual Solo Competition and as Director. She is frequently invited to adjudicate student competitions.

As a flute performer and teacher in the Chicago area, Jennifer has been teaching flute students ages 8 to 88 in Highland Park and on the North Shore since 2000. Highland Park location convenient for students from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highwood, Bannockburn, Northbrook, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Glencoe, Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and more!

Teaching Philosophy:

I see my role as flute instructor as giving students the tools they need to help make music a permanent fixture in their lives. For some, they may continue playing flute for many years and aspire to play professionally. Others may decide to play through high school into adulthood or become avid concertgoers in their communities. Since each student is an individual, I don't follow a set curriculum in lessons, but assign repertoire based on the needs of the individual student. Whether you want to pursue a career in music, play purely for fun, are returning to flute after many years or struggle to keep up in your school's band, I can help you achieve your musical goals.