I like to adopt a "holistic" approach to my teaching. Tone quality, posture, finger technique and breath control are all extremely important.
When a student is starting to learn a new piece, I like to integrate these in the following manner:
I will help the student find patterns in the music...
Over the the years I have listened to many flute teachers discuss the best time and way to start playing the flute. As a student at a private school I was privileged to play a lot of recorder during my junior school years, including playing treble recorder in a consort group, which taught me so...
If you or your child are thinking about playing the flute, there's lots of information out there - this is a quick summary of some of the most useful sites for flute beginners.
Just Flutes are a great shop and site for everything to do with flutes. Their tips on choosing a beginner flute are a...
There are many different ways to buy a flute – eBay, 2nd hand shops/websites, private sellers, music shops or auction houses.
With your first flute, it is a good idea to go to a music shop to buy a flute which they can guarantee has been fully serviced. Another reason why this is a good idea...
I believe that each one of us has a musical voice and this sounds our emotions and helps us connect with each other. I feel that our health and wellbeing is nurtured by expressing our inner creativity through music.
I hope to transfer my passion for flute and music to each one of my students and...
I was introduced the idea of 'Mental Practice' when I got to music college. It is definitely a fabulous idea, not just because it saves much of your time when you might be sitting in the practice room but practising nothing, but it also prevents over-practising and therefore reduces the chance...
You can buy sheet music and accessories in Sheffield. However, if you want something quickly that isn't available at local shops I recommend Jonathan Myall Music. They are flute specialists. If you phone in the morning and what you require is in stock it should come the next day....
In my opinion, the best beginner book is
Flute Basics by Sally Adams.
It comes with a CD, a fingering chart, and a wide selection of tunes. It starts at absolute beginner level, and takes students up to about Grade 2.
When people listen to music, they do so because they enjoy it. The same should really apply to practicing music! Whether this is a piece, scales or a study, it is all music. Often people think of scales as being the most tedious or least enjoyable but this isn't the case.
To put it simply,...
As a teacher, I love nothing more than when a student has gone home and really practised. This means, we can recap very quickly and move on to bigger and better things. And of course the better you get as a musician, the more interesting things get, and the better the music you are able to...
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I now have availability for lessons during the summer and for September so please do get in touch to discuss your requirements and I will do my best to accommodate them.
I am a Hong Kong-born flautist and pianist studying at the Royal College of Music, London, in my third year. I am majoring in flute and taking piano as my second-study.
I have taught piano & theory in between bringing up a family for many years (harp has been a more recent addition). I welcome all ages and abilities, and believe music has so...
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2012 with an MA in Performance on the flute, with a fun and enthusiastic approach to teaching; encouraging and helping pupils to...
I am a fun and enthusiastic flute teacher with 11 years of teaching experience... I teach all ages, different genres of music, and all standards... please check out my teaching...
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