KinderFlute Academy
 KinderFlute Academy

East Meets West Collaborative

Please join Molly as she performs with the collaborative on February 4 at 4:00 PM in Mechanicsburg. The program will feature Claude Bolling's Suite for flute and jazz piano, and part of it will be with Mary McClain playing Oboe! There will be a live rhythm section as well.  Also, Molly will be playing Regrets and Resolutions by Gary Schocker.  Pictured at left is the group performing a Haydn London Trio at the Underground Bicycle Shop in Harrisburg. More info:



Harrisburg Choral Society Christmas Concert

Molly will be playing flute and piccolo with the brass and singers on December 17 at 3:00 PM in Harrisburg.  For more info:


Christmas Cantata

Please come out to hear Molly play in the Historic and Beautiful Silver Spring Presbyterian Cantata on Dec. 10 at 10 AM.  More information:



Molly will be performing principal flute with The Harrisburg Choral Society in "Carmina Burana"

This well-loved piece by Orff is spetacular and sure to be a crowd pleaser!  Performance is May 21, 2016 in Camphill.  for more information, visit the Harrisburg Choral Society's website at 


Schedule of Events:

Molly will be performing with the orchestra in "Christmas Wonderland" at Christian Life Assembly in CampHill, Pa in early December, 2015

Christmas Wonderland 2015: Four Tickets to Christmas
This dramatic musical follows the escapades of an out-of-work family performing group who find themselves unexpectedly spending Christmas in a small rural town in Ohio, where the entire family learns the importance of following God’s unique direction for their lives. By Christmas Eve they’ve turned the town upside down—and some of their own relationships around. “It’s a season of beginnings,” and that includes beginning and restoring a relationship with the Savior whose birth is being celebrated.

Performance Dates
    Friday, December 4 at 7:00 PM 
    Saturday, December 5 at 2:00 & 6:00 PM* 
    Sunday, December 6 at 3:00 PM 
    Friday, December 11 at 7:00 PM 
    Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 & 6:00 PM* 
    Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 PM

*Saturday Evening Family Friendly Performances (Free child care for ages five and under.) No children under five permitted in performances. 

We appreciate your support and interest in events at CLA and encourage you to check or call the ticket line (717-737-1887) for the latest information.

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Molly will be performing with the celebrated Celtic ensemble, "Seasons" in a special concert at Living Water Community Church in Harrisburg PA

Concert time TBA

December 13, 2015: Annual Chrismas Cantata!

Please come out and enjoy yet another beautiful Christmas Cantata at the Historic Silver Springs Church, in Mechanicsburg, PA.  Molly will again be performing in an orchestra along with the choir to celebrate the season of peace and joy.  This will be part of the regular, Sunday morning services at this church. Two concerts:  9:00 Am and 11:15 AM.



State Street Academy of Music, Faculty Recital

This year, the faculty recital will be held at Grantham Brethren in Christ Church, in Mechanicsburg PA (Grantham).  It will be at 4:00 on Sunday afternoon on October 18.  Molly will be performing Ian Clarke's TRK's and Hypnosis.


Molly will be performing Oct 10, Benefit Concert!

Come on out to a Benefit Concert for the building of the new Dillsburg Public Library!  Many professional musicians and some student musicians will be perfroming on October 10, 2015 to help support this great cause! It will be at 7:00 PM, at Filey's Lutheran Church in Dillsburg, PA.  Molly will be performing an Ian Clarke piece, "TRK'S".


Molly and her flute Studio performing at a Fairy Festival, September 12 and 13, 2015 from 2-4 PM

We wil be playing a story book called "Luna's Magic Flute", which is a beautiful story with pictures, and each part of the story has a beautiful piece of music to go with it.

We will also be playing a poetry book called "Flute at Play"

KinderFlute Studetns and Middle School Students will play solos and as a group

Advanced Flute Ensemble will play a piece or two.

More information on the Fairy Festival at the Rosemary House on Mechanicsburg, PA.


This is our KinderFLute class, growing up!   Most kids in this have been in KinderFlute nearly 3 years now, but we are accepting new studetns, too!

100.00 For the full semester (until December).   All kids registered must also take a private lesson.

Saturdays, 9:30-10;30

contact Molly at 717=571-0640 for more information.

Molly will be performing in the orchestra in           "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Carlisle Theater...July 1,2,3 and 5

A free class for advanced Flutists!!! 

Please call Molly at 571-0640 if interested in attending our weekly Thursday night flute ensemble. Its lots of fun!!!!  Currently located at The Pefect 5th Musical Arts Center,

6240 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg PA.  


Molly will be Perfoming with the Harrisburg Choral Society Orchestra Dec. 21

Come out and enjoy the sounds of Christmas on December 21 at the Grace Pollack Performing Arts Center in CampHill, PA.  Time TBA.   Molly will be performing as principal flutist with an orchestra of area professionals and the music will be sure to lift your heart up!

Christmas Cantata at the historic Silver Springs Church in Mechanicsburg, Dec. 14

Enjoy an old fashioned Christmas and come out to the annual Christmas Cantata at the Silver Springs Church.  Molly will be playing in the orchestra that accompanies the singers of this wonderful church.  This will be in the morning, exact times to be announced.


Christmas Concert at Grantham BIC, Dec. 14

Molly will be playing in this special concert in the evening of Dec. 14, at Grantham BIC Church.  A variety of musicians and ensembles will be performing.  Time:  To be announced


Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center Open House, December 7,  2014

December 7, 2-4 PM.  Come on out to hear Molly and Flute student, Laura Downer, perform in the Celtic band.  Molly and several of her students will also be performing in the main building from 2:30-3:oo.

Talk to Molly if interested in lessons!



All invited to "Flute Ensemble Sight Reading Session",  December 7, 2014

Please join us at the Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center for a Christmas Flute Ensemble sight reading session!  This counts as a makeup class for Molly's students, but advanced to intermediate flutists are welcome to join us to help us ring in the season with lots of fun music!  This will be in the upstairs classroom from 3-5


December 1, District Audition Class...Free!

Anyone in the area who is auditioning for the district band, PMEA 7, is welcome to attend this free class. It is also a makeup class for Molly's students.  It is from 5-6 at the Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center, in the upstairs classroom.  Just drop in, no need to register.   Get last minute advice on the Bach Sonata and you will have a chance to play along with other flutists with a harpsichord background track so that you can gain knowledge of the harmony and essence of the music.

Recital at Carlisle Musical Arts Club, November 11, 2014

Everyone is welcome to attend the Carlisle Musical Arts Club at the Carlisle YWCA at 7:30 PM.  Molly will be performing 2 Ian Clarke pieces: "Hypnosis" and "TRK's" with electronic backing track.  Come on out and see what the flute sounds like when you sing and play at the same time, and also hear other unusual sounds that the flute can produce!

New Hope Benefit Concert, Sat. November 8, 7:30

Please come out and support the wonderful charity, New Hope Ministries, at Filey's Lutheran Church in Dillsburg.  Molly will be performing with the Perfect 5th Celtic Band, as well as a solo piece by Ian Clark "Hypnosis".  Thanks to Carole Knisley, a wonderful pianist and professor of music, for doing all the hard work that goes into planning a benefit concert!

Jesus Christ Superstar presented by Carlisle Theater Company in October 2014

Carlisle Theater's woodwind section

You will sure to be entertained and moved by classic musical!  Molly will be playing her flute in the orchestra and there are six shows at the Carlisle Theater.  Carlisle theater company is a fantastic local company with top-notch shows.  October 10,11,12, 17. 18 and 19.  For more information and showtimes, visit:

Performances of The Perfect 5th Bands at Harrisburg ArtsFest, May 25 (11-1) and Jubilee Day on June 19

Many of the Perfect 5th bands will  performing at ArtsFest and Jubilee day this May and August.  Come on out and hear Molly perform Grover Washington's "Mr. Magic" on alto flute and flute with the Teacher All-Star band!

Listen to students of the Perfect 5th play in many of the student band.  Flute Student Laura Downer will be performing with the Celtic band.

KinderFlute Open Houses: Classes are now beginning to form in September for a new set of KinderFlute kids! Come and see what KinderFlute is all about in one of these open house events::

Call 691-9100 to register for one of these FREE open house events/Free intro to KinderFlute Classes




Find out if your child would be interested in Kinderflute classes by attending an open house with your child.


Saturday, June 21: 9:30-10:30 AM


Saturday, July 12, 9:30-10:30 AM

Saturday, July 19, 9:30-10:30 AM

Saturday, August 2, 9:30-10:30 AM

Saturday, August 18, 9:30-10:30 AM

2014 FLUTE BOOT CAMP! (June 16-20, 2014)



Open for ages 8 and up (beginner and intermediate skill levels) 


SIGN UP and REGISTER HERE:,Ages,Openings&sort=Class%20Starts,Times



This is a camp designed to help students learn scales, trills, rhythms, and flute fundamentals that we do not always have time for in lessons. 

Consider it a flute workout....Flute Boot Camp!

But...Molly will make it fun with activities, ensemble work and group challenges.



If you are unsure if this camp would be right for your child, ask them:

-if they know all their notes yet

-if they know all their scales or five-note patterns fluently

-if they can play scales or five-note patterns from memory

-if they know all the trills

-if they can leap and jump from note to note without any little “blips” in their sound

-if they have trouble staying in tune in band

-if they understand rhythms or play with a steady pulse easily

-if they practice on a regular basis or know how to practice in a concentrated, goal-oriented way

-if they can play any song without many mistakes that they previously learned in their book

-if they can play songs with lots of sharps!


If they cannot do many of these things, this camp would be very helpful to them.


If you are STILL unsure if this camp would be right for your child, take note of how they practice:

-Are they practicing much at all?

-Do they skip days of practice?

Are they concentrating while they practice? or just running through a few things and putting the book away?

-Do they seem to be trying to learn things and fix mistakes, or do they get frustrated easily and only play what they already know?


Consider this camp a fun practice session,

to augment what they are doing at home, and to teach them how to practice well.


CHRISTMAS IN JULY FLUTE CAMP!!!! (July 14-18, 2014) 9 AM- 12 Noon


You asked for it, you got it!

This camp was suggested and requested by the members of the fall flute ensemble, who enjoyed learing Christmas trios and quartets so much that they asked for a summer camp with a Christmas theme!


This camp will be designed for intermediate to advanced students to help them get ready for Christmas well before their lives get busy with school, marching band and district auditions.  They will have an opportunity to  and explore a variety of beautifully arranged solo and ensemble pieces that they can continue to learn throughout fall with their friends or with an ensemble. 


Many of Molly's students were asked to perform at Christmastime in their churches and family parties, yet they did not have the time to prepare some great pieces.   This camp will allow students to have a headstart in learning what they might want to play at Christmas. Suggestions and opportunities to purchase music, some at a reduced price, will be provided at the end of camp, after exploring what each student would like to play.    


Camp participants will be practicing flute ensemble music together and have opportunities to play solo works, if desired.  This camp will provide ample time for students to work on flute skills such as:

  • Tuning
  • Fingering techniques
  • Tone production
  • Leadership
  • and much more!

A concert will be given to friends and family following camp. 


HO HO HO!    Don't worry, we will have some Christmas fun, too! Stockings..cookies....decorations...!  Join us and see what fun we can have this Christmas in July!


SIGN UP and REGISTER HERE:,Ages,Openings&sort=Class%20Starts,Times


March 15 2014 BEST OF JENNY OAKS BAKER (internationally acclaimmed violinist)

Molly Shortridge (owner of KinderFlute Academy) will be performing her flute with Grammy nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker.


Best of Jenny Oaks Baker Concert

March 15, 2014,  7:30 pm

Grantham Church

421 Grantham Rd

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Jenny Oaks Baker - March 15, 7:30 pm
Internationally acclaimed and grammy nominated violinist
bringing a program in collaboration with local artists.


NEW KINDERFLUTE CLASSES ARE STARTING 9-week session: March 1, 2014-April 26, 2014

New students are welcome to drop by and visit an existing class and join us for the remainder of the season!  The current session of KinderFlute is running until February 15, 2014.  Please stop in and observe us!


Current class times (at The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center)


Saturdays:  9:00-9:45 AM

Potluck Flute Recital:

Summer or Fall, 2014 (Date not set yet)

Please stop by and listen to our 2014 KinderFlute class perform at The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center.  Also playing will be soloists of all skill levels, duos, summer 2014 flute ensembles and the summer camp participants. Come out and enjoy the picnic!

See you there!!!

The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center Recital:



April 27, 2014, 1:00

Open to flute students and ensemble students of Molly Shortridge who study at The Perfect 5th.  Students who are participating, please confirm with  Molly and starting selecting a piece to perform.

State Street Academy of Music Open House:


State Street Academy of Music in Harrisburg, where your child may be able to obtain a needs based scholarship in order to take lessons!

Visit Molly and the rest of the faculty as they give demonstrations on their instruments!

Flutists needed for: ROCK THE STAGE (The Perfect 5th Rock-cital!)

Attention all flutists (intermediate-advanced levels)!


July 19, 2014 is the next Rock Recital at Fed Live on 2nd Street in Harrisburg, 7 PM.


Molly is asking flutists to prepare a piece by Wil Offermanns called "DANCE WITH ME" that is fun and fairly easy to learn.  There is only one part to this piece, but flutists play as a group.  Please see Molly for a copy of this and we will work on it in your lessons!


Here is a youtube link to what we will be performing:









Many children play violin and piano at an early age, and the same is true for those who wish to play the flute.  A flute with a curved headjoint allows children as young as 4 begin to experience the joy of flute playing, giving a head start in music and learning.

A head-start in music provides your child with a passion that lasts a lifetime and stimulation for brain growth that can positively enhance physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.


Give your child a unique learning experience, a musical head start and opportunites for fun and friendship!

Flute Instructor Molly Shortridge can be reached by phone at (717) 571-0640 or email at


Lessons and/or classes can also be arranged by contacting the following music schools:



For more information, visit the contact page of this website:



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