WHY LEARN THE FLUTE?
The flute is a magical instrument that connects the player to the world of melody and expression though the breath. By taking flute lessons, you will experience a connection to music in your body more than most other instruments, as it closely resembles the action of singing.
It is also a useful instrument to learn during the school years as not only is it very portable (unlike the piano or cello for example), it also enables the ability to play in ensembles both large and small where the school offers a music program. If you end up playing very well, you may be eligible for a music scholarship at a prestigious school, thus making the fees more affordable.
WHY IS LEARNING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IMPORTANT?
Learning an instrument also teaches you to have commitment, focus, discipline and pursue excellence which is transferable to many other areas of life. It can help with self esteem through the achievement of small goals at each step of the journey.
MY TEACHING METHOD:
In our flute lessons, I will teach you from my home in Point Cook. I will guide you or your child to learn the fundamentals of playing the flute, and expose you to a range of music. From there I will get a feel for what interests you the most. If you are keen to do formal music exams with the Australian Music Examination Board, I am qualified to take you through this curriculum. Taking exams is the best way to get a good technical grounding of the instrument and give you structure and goals to aim for. However, if this method does not suit you, then we can explore other ways too. I will customize lessons based on your interests.
I also like to encourage creativity, where once you can play at least 5 notes on the flute, we can start to explore creating your own music. I will record your creations and create some music to accompany what you have just recorded. This way you get to take home a custom recording of your own to play to others to show off your new found skills!