At ‘Harmony is’ we provide flute lessons for students of all levels. Depending on the previous musical knowledge and goals of the student, these lessons include practical components, including flute repertoire, studies, technique and orchestral excerpts, as well as written theory work, ear training, and sight-reading. It is also a part of our teaching philosophy to include duets in the lesson, played with the teacher, as they help the student work towards more accurate rhythm, pitch, and sight-reading. Duets also provide an opportunity for ensemble playing, something that is important in the life of a flute player. We offer training towards RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) standard flute examinations and university auditions. We also have many students who play purely for enjoyment, and with these students we develop more individualized goals.
Our teachers are university trained performers whose experience in music therapy, solo and ensemble performance, and teaching help them to make each student’s learning experience everything they had hoped for.
When is my child ready for individual instruction on the flute?
Children often begin flute lessons between the ages of 8 and 12, because at that point they have grown enough to manage the physical aspects of playing. Younger children, however, can learn on a children’s-sized flute. Each child develops differently, so we ask parents to please consider the following checklist to help decide whether their child is ready for individual flute lessons.
Does my child:
- Show motivation to learn and play the flute?
- Have the attention span and physical ability to stand for a 30 minute lesson?
- Have the ability to move the fingers independently?
- Have the physical ability to hold the flute for an extended period of time?
- Understand sequencing (i.e., reading from left to right on a page)?
- Know and recognize the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, G and the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5?
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