Flutist Wieke Karsten studied at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and in England with the famous flute pedagogue, Trevor Wye.
Her interest in teaching already came to light as a student and upon graduation she was appointed flute teacher at the conservatories of both The Hague and Groningen.

Wieke is expert on “Music making, practicing and the brain”. This focuses on the relation between practicing and performing under stress, training attentional focus and practicing mastery and expression. Concerning this topic Wieke coaches individual musicians and gives summer courses, masterclasses, workshops and lectures in the Netherlands and abroad.

For several years now Wieke has had a regular column focusing on teaching in several music magazines, such as the magazine of the German flute organisation: Flöte Aktuell, the magazines of the Dutch and German division of the ESTA (European String Teachers Association) and the Dutch magazine “Klarinet”.

Since 2009 Wieke is teaching at the Dutch Flute Academy (www.Neflac.nl) together with Emily Beynon and Jeroen Bron. This Academy focuses on young Dutch talented flutists and international (master) students flute.

Together with pianist Henry Kelder, she won first prize at the 8th International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition in Germany. The duo released until now two CD’s.


Take a look at the zomercursus: Musiceren, studeren en het brein voor docenten

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summer course

Music making, practicing and the brain