Flute Lessons (Ages 8+)
Flute is a much more versatile instrument than people normally think. Of course it is used heavily in classical music, but it is quite common in jazz as well. But it doesn't stop there. Our teachers are able to teach a variety of styles which also include pop, rock and more. Proper breathing is a key element to flute lessons and this as well as other techniques and theory will be taught in flute lessons here. Meet our teachers below or scroll down to our frequently asked questions about flute lessons.
Rachel Hernandez Cruz
Rachel is a Western University graduate with a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Music Performance. Her main instruments are flute and piano and with both she has over 24 years of experience including performing solo recitals, orchestra, chamber, trios, duets, flute ensembles, musical theatre and flute and piano competitions. She is a passionate and versatile musician who loves to share her musical knowledge and has taught privately in London for 5 years. In her teaching, she uses a method taught to her back in her country of origin and it has helped her to grow and become a better musician. She focuses mostly on classical music but she also teaches other genres and styles such as contemporary depending on what students want to learn. She offers both flute lessons and piano lessons.
What Are Your Rates?
We've learned that every music teacher is different, and each has different skills. Some have Masters degrees, while others are still students themselves. For this reason, we've given the teachers the ability to set their own rates when they are hired based on their skills. The rate for flute lessons is $23.00 for a 30 minute lesson.
Is 30 Minutes Enough?
For beginners the answer is definitely yes. When you are first learning, you're getting a lot of new, and in some cases, confusing information given to you. The amount of information given in one 30 minute lesson will give you a lot to work on as you practice throughout the week. Practicing is absolutely essential to learning music. As you get to more advanced skills, more time may be necessary if and when your teacher recommends it.
How Long Will It Take To Learn?
We get asked this question a lot. There is no specific date, or number of lessons. It depends on a few things including how often students practice. Although the songs may be very simple, we know we can have students playing at least one short song within 30 days. If you are hoping to play Mozart, it will take more time. But anyone can do it if they want it enough or work hard enough.
What Do I Need To Start?
Students will need a flute to learn on. We can provide students with a flute to rent or to purchase. The teacher will also provide a lesson book to be purchased at the first lesson. We recommend not purchasing a book before the first lesson in case the book you purchase and the book the teacher recommends are not the same book. Other accessories might be recommended by the teacher, but are not required to learning how to play.