"I am so utterly grateful for how much you do for me, and I am always looking forward to seeing you for my lessons! I feel such joy when I play the flute, and I know that I couldn't do that without your excellent and kind teaching!"
Current online student
"Your work with S. has been nothing short of amazing."
Director of Bands, South Windsor High School
"I don't tell you often enough how grateful I am that my daughter has your influence. Not only because of your wonderful talents playing and teaching but because you are an incredible, stand-up, kind, loving, smart, integral human."
"She is a great teacher, empathetic yet she challenges the student with attention to detail, and high standard of playing. Her ability to get the smallest detail correct and yet pull back to embrace wider concepts is a great strength of her teaching style.”
Adult Amateur Flutist
"Kim is one of the most positive people I know. She can analyze a situation, figure out what needs to be done and instantly implement a plan of action.”
Director of Bands, Saxe Middle School, New Canaan, CT
"Kim is not only an outstanding musician, she is also incredibly bright and vivacious."
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
"Kim was my flute teacher from seventh grade through the end of high school. During that time, I grew tremendously in my flute playing, as well as in my confidence and self-awareness. Kim’s many strengths as a teacher include an emphasis on nailing down the fundamentals as the basis for more advanced playing, thoughtful attention toward how to practice, and an encouraging approach to risk-taking. Working with Kim not only shaped my musical trajectory, but also yielded lasting benefits in my academic and professional lives. I continue to play as an adult amateur largely because of her influence. I highly recommend Kim!"
Graduate, Princeton University
"Kim Collins taught my daughter flute from around her middle school years through high school. At the time she started to study with Kim, my daughter had been taking flute lessons since the third grade and was in a bit of a rut. Kim was able to rekindle her interest in the instrument and she immediately was able to achieve a new level as Kim corrected old habits and introduced new and exciting material. Kim is an excellent teacher and a warm and caring individual who puts a great deal of effort into her teaching. She became a role model for my daughter in many ways. I recommend Kim highly and without reservation."
"I started studying with Kim when I came home to Connecticut during my breaks from college as a music major. Her instruction has been infinitely helpful to me over the years and has greatly impacted me as a musician. Without her, I would not have become the musician I am today. Kim is a devoted and caring teacher who will help her students reach their fullest potential. When I came to her, I was at point where I felt like I was hitting so many walls as a flutist and she helped me overcome those walls and the challenges they presented. Lessons with her were always fun and I received such valuable help, however I think what really made studying with her special was the life lessons I learned from her about tackling challenges, how to change your perspective, and how to become a professional musician. Kim is a wonderful and patient teacher who can has a lot to offer any student she encounters."
M.M. Flute Performance, East Carolina University
B.M. Music Education with Performance Honors, Syracuse University
Co-Founding Member, Stranded Silver