"Rakes O'Mallow", "Fais DoDo", "Scarborough Fair". A simple melody can brighten the soul, convey sadness, or make you want to dance.
flute & recorder teacher
From Ballads to Jigs & Reels learn to play the songs of the Isles and beyond while learning the special techniques and embellishments unique to this style of playing.
We teach beginners and beyond, the fundamentals of flute playing. It's about learning how to balance a column of air and becoming an artist of the breath.
It starts with creating a great sound that is uniquely yours. We use easy, fun melodies to get you making music, with a focus on playing together.
For the beginner we offer a loan flute to get you started and teach you how to successfully create a beautiful sound, how to assemble and hold the flute.
The more advanced player enjoys honing their flute technique and bringing it to the next level through carefully selected exercises and more advanced melodies.
We also offer Preparation for College & University Music Programs
The following genres are used to get you playing your Music.
Are you in a school or community concert band? Need help? The flute doesn't always get the melody part and
Learn the accepted solo flute repertoire while studying the Royal Conservatory of Music's graded system. We take you step by step through the classical flute repertoire.
There is no better way to build a solid foundation in flute playing than through classical music study. From Renaissance, Baroque, Classical to Romantic and 20 & 21st Century
there can be lots of times you aren't even playing, how do you know when to come in? We can help you learn all the ins and outs of playing in a group, large or small. From intonation to rhythm, to interpreting your part and learning to listen, being sensitive to the music and your fellow musicians.
Study the great players, Moe Kauffman, Herbie Mann, Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull and beyond while learning the Standards and how to interpret the melody. It's not just notes on a page. Understand the harmony and how it relates to your melodic playing. Then add your own flavour and twists with variations and arrangements.