Flute Lessons (Ages 7+)
Flute lessons are currently available with the teacher(s) listed below and are open to all ages 7 and above. Students must have access to their own flute for practice at home. A method book will be required, and we advise that you wait until your first lesson before purchasing a book so that the teacher can assess and recommend appropriately, which book to purchase. All of the above instruments & supplies as well as additional supplies that may be useful for flute lessons are available for purchase and/or rent from School of Music Arts. Please refer to our Rentals page for further details on instrument rentals.
Ivy began studying piano at the age of 6 and has continued her intensive study of music acquiring a Bachelor of Music from Queen's University, a Master's of Music in Performance from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a Bachelor of Education from St. Thomas University, and is now studying another Master's of Music at Western University. She received her RCM Grade 8 in piano and flute as a teenager and began teaching piano in her final year of high school. She is a certified school teacher in 3 provinces and holds teaching certificates through the British Association of Teachers of Dance as well as receiving the Royal Conservatory of Music gold medal for flute grade 10 in Atlantic Canada. Besides teaching Piano Lessons, flute lessons and Recorder Lessons, she is also an active performer and continues to develop her own skills. She believes that music should be fun and accessible and tailored to each student and strives to help each student achieve their musical goals.
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 start at $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 Else Do I Need To Play?
There are additional supplies that may be needed throughout the course of your study, such as cleaning swabs or music stands. Also, as you progress, you will need new, more advanced method books so that you can continue to learn new songs and new techniques. We stock the basics to make sure every student has what they need to play, but other items can be specially ordered for you if needed or desired. For more information on product availability, please ask our administrative staff.