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Many members have lost their income from playing and teaching. They run the risk of losing their homes or healthcare due to their inability to pay. If you have the means to help, please consider donating here. Your donations are not tax-deductible but they will be held in a special fund allocated to musicians in need. Thank you for your generosity.

Gail Edwards


As a teacher, Ms. Edwards is available through her private studio or in a group/school setting.

She is also active as a clinician, a coach for performance/audition preparation, for masterclasses, school assemblies and as a music theory/ear-training instructor.

Ms. Edwards’ teaching philosophy is to share her joy of making music through a deeper understanding of music and performance practices.

Gail Edwards Music Studio (GEMS)

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.

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 San Francisco
Bel Canto Flutes East for adult amateurs in the East Bay.

GEMS flutists have performed at:

  • Christmas carols at the San Francisco City Hall Rotunda
  • Chocolate Festival in Ghirardelli Square
  • Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Pacifica
  • National Anthem for the SF Giants
  • Pacifica’s annual street fair, the Fog Fest.

Ms. Edwards welcomes flutists of any age or level to join GEMS. One only needs a flute and a willingness to learn.

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