Meet the Teacher
Jamie Karlson is a born and raised Ketchikan Alaskan. She received her BA in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Idaho in 2011 and completed her student teaching at Schoenbar under the mentorship of Mary Kurth.
Jamie is passionate about music and enjoys playing and teaching a variety of instruments. Her main instrument of study is the flute, but throughout her career she has developed skills on various woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments.
Jamie has been an active member of various performing groups that include the Ketchikan Community Concert Band, Windjammers Jazz Club, the Ketchikan Big Band, the Ketchikan Woodwind Quintet, the Ketchikan Orchestra Project, the Sitka Jazz Festival Faculty Band, the First City Players Musical Pit, and the Fairbanks Flutists.
Aside from music and teaching, her other passion lies with the community of Ketchikan and the beauty that surrounds it. In the summers she works as a charter fishing captain. In her free time Jamie enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, and going on adventures with her dog Buddy.