Flute Lessons (Ages 7+)
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.
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 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.