“Mary is so great with the students! Very knowledgeable, personable and inspiring!” – Troy Davis, Director of Bands, Aragon High School
Hi, I am Mary Hargrove, flutist and flute teacher in San Mateo, California. I perform with orchestras all over the bay area. I coach my students to audition for every opportunity to advance in their flute playing, and currently have several students in the Peninsula Youth Orchestra program. PYO Orchestras Two of my students were accepted for the California State Honor Band, and one student was invited to join the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Program. Her flute instructor there is Catherine Payne, who plays solo piccolo and third flute with the San Francisco Symphony and is the successor to my primary teacher.
I am the flute instructor at College of San Mateo and Skyline College. I studied flute performance at UCLA, California State University East Bay and Foothill College.
I love teaching the piccolo and hold that chair in some of the orchestras in which I play.
All of the members of my family are musicians. My husband is Tympanist with Philharmonia Baroque. Our oldest son just received his Bachelor of Music from San Jose State, and our younger son is a cellist and electronic music composer.
I am always performing in fun and beautiful productions- please see
“My Current Performances” for details!