Michelle Caimotto



Originally from San Francisco, Michelle Caimotto has maintained an active career as a performer and educator for over 25 years. She has a flexible approach to teaching which is tailored individually to each student. Her approach and extensive experience are beneficial to casual students, students embarking on musical career paths, adult amateurs, and professionals.

In addition to teaching at the Dominican Sisters School of Music, she is also the Instructor of Undergraduate and Graduate flute studies at CSU East Bay and Mills College.

Ms. Caimotto has taught at the SF Waldorf School, SF School of the Arts, Northern California Flute Camp, La Honda Music Camp, numerous Invitational Music Festivals at CSU East Bay, the 2015 Music Teachers Association of California Convention, clinics for local band directors, and the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley. She has coached several of the Youth Orchestras in the Bay Area including the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Oakland Youth Orchestra and Berkeley Youth Orchestra.

Over a dozen of her students have participated in the All State Bands and Orchestras. Many of them are section leaders in their schools and youth orchestras, some are competition winners, some have gone on to gain acceptance into top collegiate music programs in the country and are now playing and teaching professionally. Many have gained admission to the top academic universities in the country as well.

Ms. Caimotto performs with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras and has toured and recorded with the SF Symphony. Her recording credits include soundtracks for television, motion pictures, DVD’s, video games, and 2 Grammy Awards: Skywalker Symphony: John Williams Conducts John Williams, Music from the Star Wars Trilogy (CBS-Sony) and San Francisco Symphony: Mahler Symphony 8, Michael Tilson Thomas. She is a member of 2 regional orchestras: Principal Flute, West Bay Opera, and Piccolo, California Symphony and has also played on Broadway shows with resident and National Touring Companies, including: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, South Pacific, and the King and I.

Ms. Caimotto’s education includes Preparatory studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Undergraduate studies at CSU Hayward, and further studies at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her principal teachers were Barbara Breeden, Paul Renzi, and William Bennett., and Roberta Brokaw.