Lynné Funkhouser has been playing the clarinet since she was eight years old. She began teaching after graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music/Johns Hopkins University in 1983. Since moving to San Francisco in 1987, Ms. Funkhouser has played clarinet professionally throughout the Bay Area.  She is proficient in teaching beginning, advanced, and professional clarinet and saxophone students. She teaches both jazz and classical styles. Ms. Funkhouser holds a Full Matriculated Degree from North Carolina School of the Arts in clarinet, a Bachelor of Music Degree in clarinet from the Peabody Conservatory of Music/Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts Degree in clarinet performance from Brooklyn College (New York). She is a member of the California Music Educators Association and the International Clarinet Society.   Ms. Funkhouser is currently a teaching artist with the San Francisco Symphony Opus Program.  
Ms. Funkhouser Has Performed Professionally With:
  • Friedheim Awards Orchestra at the Kennedy Center,
    Washington, DC
  • Ambiance Woodwind Quintet, San Francisco
  • Arabella Chamber Ensemble, San Francisco
  • Kokopelli Clarinet Trio, San Francisco
  • City Summer Opera, San Francisco
  • Diablo Light Opera Company, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Old First Church Orchestra, San Francisco
  • The Golden Gate Park Band, San Francisco
  • Charles Street Chamber Ensemble, Baltimore, MD
  • Hanfling Recital Series, Hillsborough, CA
Ms. Funkhouser Has Taken Master Classes With:
  • David Breeden, San Francisco Symphony, Principal Clarinetist
  • Luis Baez, San Francisco Symphony, Associate Principal Clarinetist
  • Leon Russianoff, Julliard Faculty
  • Sydney Forrest, Peabody Conservatory Faculty
  • Edward Palanker, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bass clarinetist
  • Alan Balter, Memphis and Akron Symphonies, Conductor
  • Robert Listoken, North Carolina School of the Arts Faculty
  • Josef Horak, Bass Clarinetist