Mary

Flute
Piano
Recorder - Group and Private
Homeschool Piano
Homeschool Flute 
 

     Mary Holzhausen has appeared as a soloist in venues across North America and Europe. In addition to her solo work, she is principal flutist in the Kinnor Philharmonic of Kansas City and a member of several chamber ensembles including Trio Sempre and the flute quartet, Collage. As a teacher, Mary serves on the faculty of the Village Music Academy teaching both flute and piano and serving as the Director of the Chamber Music Institute.
     Mary has led clinics on flute posture and breathing, combining yoga technique and the Alexander technique, at schools and Universities in Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. Mary received her DMA in Flute Performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music in May 2006. While studying at the Conservatory, under the instruction of Dr. Mary Posses, she received a fellowship as a member of the Graduate Liberace Wind Quintet.

    Mary received her Master’s in Flute Performance at Wichita
State University, where she was a graduate teaching assistant under the instruction of Dr. Frances Shelly. While studying in Wichita, she was honored to be the recipient of two grants from the Kansas Arts Commission. The grants enabled her to study internationally with Jacques Zoon and Peter Lloyd at Oxford College in Oxford England and with Alain Marion and Emmanuel Pahud in Domaine Forget, Canada. In 2002, Mary won first prize
in the first ever Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist competition.
     In the year 2000-2001, Mary was a teaching artist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was also active as principal flutist in two Chicago orchestras and as a teacher and free-lancer. From 2001-2004, Mary was a substitute flutist for the New World Symphony under the direction of Michel Tilson Thomas in Miami, Florida. Also, in the summer of 2001, Mary was one of only a few Americans asked to participate in the Kobe International Flute Competition in Kobe Japan.
     In addition to her musical activities, Mary is married to Matt Bunch a horticulturist at Powell Garden’s Heartland Harvest Garden and is the mother of two lovely children, Juniper and Isaac. They live in Waldo with their two cats and four chickens!

Want to Grow Your Mind with Language and Music?
Welcome to Language and Music House

The best time to expose children to music and language is while they are young; as by high school many people have lost the ability to hear specific accents or tones. That is the mission of Language and Music House, to grow minds through language and music. This includes Dyslexic minds as well, which are powerful but need to be taught reading and languages in a different way. At Language and Music House each class is tailored to each individual child or adult.
Our offerings include:
  • French Classes – En group, Mommy/Daddy and Me (toddler), and private
  • Spanish Classes - Group, Mommy/Daddy and Me (toddler), and private
  • German Classes - Group and Private
  • Japanese Classes – Group and Private
  • Italian Classes - Group and Private
  • Language Tutoring - Private
  • Piano Lessons– Private and Group – Two Tracks available for those more serious and those playing for fun
  • Violin Lessons– Group Lessons and Private
  • Voice Lessons - Private
  • Trumpet Lessons - Private
  • Guitar and Ukulele Lessons -Private
  • Percussion and Drum Lessons - Private
  • Flute Lessons - Private
  • Trombone Lessons - Private
  • Recorder Lessons - Group and Private
  • Clarinet Lessons - Private
  • Oboe Lessons - Private
  • Toddler Music  
  • Summer Camp and Spring Break Camp
  • Dyslexic Tutoring - Private
  • Speech Therapy - Private
  • Tomatis Therapy for ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Anxiety - Private and at home