About Me

Originally from Maui Hawaii, Micah spent much of his musical life exploring various styles of performance. Micah has extensive experience as a freelance orchestral flutist including the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Wind Symphony, Oak Ridge Symphony and Symphony of the Mountains. Respected as a leader in advocating alternative teaching methods, Micah Layne is regarded as one of the talented young educators of his generation. He specializes in practice methods and training young flutists utilizing new technologies.


As an artist who fervently believes in the value of music education, Micah has devoted much of his time to teaching as a flute instructor with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. Through Gustavo Dudamel's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program – inspired by Venezuela's revolutionary El Sistema – the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential.  



In 2013, Micah joined the Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra as conductor and teacher to foster a true musical outlet for the community. Micah is honored to be teaching children in the Boyle Heights Community Youth Orchestra who would not otherwise be able to afford music lessons. As someone who also grew up without much money, his determination and hard work in music has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the students he reaches. He not only teaches all of the wind instrument students, but he arranges the music and conducts the orchestra with infectious enthusiasm.



Micah was recipient of the graduate teaching assistantship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville TN. He won the 2009-2010 University of Tennessee concerto competition and second place in the 2010 Hampton Roads Flute Competition in Norfolk Virginia.


Micah has participated in master classes with some of the world’s leading flutists including Eva Amsler, Jeanne Baxtresser, William Bennett, Tadeu Coelho, Marco Granados, Amy Porter, Thomas Robertello, Jim Walker, and Laurel Zucker.


Micah Layne has studied with Dr. Shelley Binder at the University of Tennessee School of Music in Knoxville, Tennessee and with Dr. John Barcellona at California State University Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach, California, and privately with Dr. Susan Stockhammer formerly of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

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