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Loretta M.

62 Reviews
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  • Masters of Music from NYU
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Loretta M.

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Flute lessons focus on posture, breath control, theory, and performance in all genres of music.

About Loretta

I have always been fascinated with how music is created and who works behind the scenes of performances and recordings. I started playing the flute in elementary school, piano in junior high school, and singing in high school. Once I got to UMASS, Dartmouth I chose the Music option for my major. I

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Tamara M Evans
Loretta is amazing. She has so much experience, a wonderful personality, and know how to tailor the lesson for your skill level and specific goals.
Teresa H.
Loretta is the perfect singing teacher. I am brand new at this and I was terrified to sing in front of another person. She made me feel super comfortable and it’s all good! I am loving our time together and She makes me feel like she is, too.
Emy
easy and fun with... amazing woman
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Shannon S.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Vivian Menees Nelson Music Award winner from Vivian Menees Nelson Foundation
  • BA-Performance from Univ of MO-KC, Winona State Univ
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Shannon S.

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all levels (beginning through college, advanced, adult.

Affiliations:
American Association of University Professors
American Federation of Musicians
American Symphony Orchestra League
College Music Society
Houston Flute Club
International Double-Reed Society
International Clarinet Society
National Flute Association
North American Saxophone Alliance

About Shannon

AFFILIATIONS: Music: AAUP, AFM, ASOL/LAO, CMS, HFC, NFA, IDRS, ICS, NASA. Fitness: ISSA, NDETA, ASHI, USAT, LCT, BAM, HRTC. -------------- MUSIC (see fitness below): Shannon has numerous years experience teaching all skill levels on woodwinds, and beginning-intermediate piano & classical str

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Asoneth M.
Shannon is pleasant and caring. She is patient too. She loves when learners ask questions and she has the patience to answer them. My daughter loves her.
Junyan D.
Christina G.
Ms. Shannon is really patient with her students. She is dedicated to her job and genuinely wants the best for her students. She invests time energy to making sure her students can play at their full potential.
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Frankie P.

24 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Frankie P.

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I have been playing various woodwind instruments for almost my entire life. I focus on tone, intonation (staying in tune), and the confidence needed to be a strong melodic player.

About Frankie

Hello, future student. I want to tell you just a little about myself to see if you would like to study with me. I have over 20 years of teaching experience with degrees from West Virginia University, Berklee College of Music, the University of West London, along with a Doctorate in Music Educ

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Aidan B.
Frankie focuses on the piece at hand and doesn’t overload me with information
Georgia A.
It was only my first lesson but I've had to take lessons constantly during my younger years and it was always made difficult to understand. Frankie let me choose what I wanted to learn and has made it easy to get excited about it.
Edward W.
He is nice help with my strings . Looking forwards to next lesson
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Veronica B.

18 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Best Teacher of 2015 from Private company
  • Keyboard and music composition from Stony Brook University, NY
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Veronica B.

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As a teacher, my goal is to instruct as well as inspire each student to reach for his or her highest potential. I hope to give each student the tools to progress so that one day they can be their own best teacher, and play with a sound and style that is uniquely their own. Most importantly, I hope to instill a desire to learn and a mindset that the art of flute playing is fun and that it is just as we call it--playing.
​Parental support and involvement is key to any child’s progress. All levels of NYSSMA are taught and prepared for perfect scores .

About Veronica

Hello, potential piano proteges'! **SALE**I am also offering a half-off sale on Skype online lessons now. You get a full one hour lesson for the same price as 30 minutes in-home lesson!... Being a piano protege as a child myself, I have been teaching piano, organ, and flute for over 25 years since,

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Natalie V.
Love Veronica. She’s very encouraging!! Absolutely loved my first lesson.
Amy R.
Veronica was patient while we figured out the logistics of distance learning and gave me homework to challenge me.
She is personable, and someone I would be friends with outside of the professional relationship we share.
Emaan B.
Veronica is such a sweetheart and my daughter had so much fun with her. She can't wait for her next class!
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Dr. Kimberly K.

26 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Dr. Kimberly K.

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Want to learn to play the flute? Let me help you! I've been playing the flute for over 30 years and have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I teach beginning to advanced - age 5 to 99!

About Dr. Kimberly

Kimberly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After starting the flute and piano at the age of 8, she knew she had found something she loved and wanted in her life forever. At age 12, she added the saxophone and clarinet to her repertoire of instruments. After completing her Bachelors degree in

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I am 5 lessons in to a 10 lesson package and Kim has been excellent. She adjusts her style nicely to the student and has put me on track each week to be better. Great instructor!
Jared
My first lesson with Dr. Kim was great, I was very rusty but she helped me dust off with some exercises and was very friendly and helpful with the parts I was struggling with. She also helped to provide resources for me to progress more on my own time. I'm looking forward to seeing progress with her over the coming months
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Brenda B.

35 Reviews
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  • Speaks Italian, English, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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Brenda B.

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From beginners to the semi-professional, I can teach you everything you need to know about how to be a successful flute player. From tone quality, intonation, rhythm, sight-reading skills, and expanding your repertoire, I will help you learn to play the flute and achieve your goals!

About Brenda

***Due to the COVID-19 pandemic BB Studio is extending its online lesson hours to meet you where you are! Starting a new musical hobby is a great way to combat boredom and stimulate the brain!*** Hello, my name is Brenda! It is nice to meet you. I have been teaching private lessons for over a

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ALAN
Brenda is an excellent teacher and my daughter has been playing the piano beautifully. Brenda takes the time with Victoria to explain the music and make sure she understands before moving to another section.
I'm sure any child would benefit from her teaching skills

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Alan
Cecily
Brenda has mastered just the right balance of fun and instruction. My 6-year old adores her and is making rapid progress. Thank you Brenda!
Andrew
I've been Learning to sing under Brenda for about 3/4's of a year now and it has been a sensational experience. Brenda is an extremely professional and flexible instructor who tailors to each individuals needs and goals. She knows how to bring out the best in one's ability.

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Average Cost of Flute Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute flute lessons is $67. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $179 per hour.
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$38 average
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$53 average
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$67 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Terrific first lesson. Almost immediate improvement in tone thanks to a few simple, easy to remember cues. Stretching exercises and body stance were emphasized as a foundation to build for quality sound as well as care to prevent injury.
I almost can't wait for my next lesson."
Warren
Took Flute lessons from Mona S.
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"Melanie was our flute instructor from 1998 (I believe) until 2014. She was responsible for beginning, intermediate and advanced flute students in small classes for approx. 40 minutes each. Always responsible and timely, Melanie's classes grew each year because of her positive and encouraging ways. Her talent as a flutist is without question and her presence is still felt here at St. Matthew. We miss her still. anyone considering her as an instructor either private or class should do so without question."
Jim
Took Flute lessons from Melanie K.
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"Phil is so wonderful. After I retired I wanted to learn to play the flute, so I signed up for 30 minutes. I signed for 30 because you never know if you and the instructor are going to get along. I discovered that while I was in session I did fairly well. But once home alone, I would end up in tears. I decided to go from learning the flute to learning the clarinet. I was afraid I would have to find another teacher, but no. Phil pulled out his clarinet and I have been happy ever since! He has a calm demeanor, never talks down to you, multi-talented and encourages you. I finally had to go from 30 minutes to an hour. I found I would have about 15 minutes of questions on symbols, word meanings, etc.; which only left me 15 minutes of actual music. So this may also be something to think about."
Pamela
Took Flute lessons from Phil H.
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"The best instructor ever :) He is knowledgeable, patient , and kind. Truly a great experience. So happy I found him."
Nazgol
Took Flute lessons from Matt L.
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"Leanna is a fun instructor who makes it easier to understand and engage ones body in their music. Breathing never seemed to be a big deal but with her help it made a big difference in my performance."
Charlene
Took Flute lessons from Leanna G.
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"Eric is a great teacher! My son has gained so much confidence since he started working with Eric. He is excited about it again, like he was at the beginning, and I couldn't be happier with our choice!"
Caleb
Took Flute lessons from Eric P.
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"A perfect fit for my daughter, a rising ninth grader who is in need of a teacher who can bring her to the next level. She is friendly and personable, very easy to relate to. Very informed as a teacher, willing to adapt her style to your needs. Able to teach warm-ups, scales, technique, tone and a wide array of repertoire. She would be great for students of all levels. We are very glad we found her!"
Kathleen
Took Flute lessons from Yana H.
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"I had the privilege of having Drew as my private flute teacher for the 2015-2016 school year, and I would have loved to remain his student if he hadn't moved. He's incredibly patient, thoughtful, and hardworking, and he helped me correct problems that previous teachers never even noticed. I improved in so many areas in a short period of time, including overall tone, physical technique, performance psychology, practice habits, and applying musicality to my performance. Easily the best teacher I've ever had."
Sarah
Took Flute lessons from Drew P.
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"Victoria is a very sweet, patient teacher."
Simon
Took Flute lessons from Victoria W.
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"I would give 6 stars if I could. She's an excellent instructor. Very diligent and has great attention to detail. I have learned more than i could have imagined from lessons with April."
Tony
Took Flute lessons from April C.
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Private Flute Lessons Near You

As one of the oldest known instruments in the world, the flute is also one of the most popular. This wind instrument has been enjoyed since the Stone Age and it has a very long history of use in the Orient. So if you learn to play flute, you’ll be able to carry on this beautiful instrument’s rich legacy.

The most popular type of flute used by flautists is a C flute or Western concert flute. Unlike other woodwind instruments, the sound of a flute is produced by air being blown across the edge of the mouthpiece, rather than a reed. The flute is so versatile that it’s a very popular instrument in orchestras, concert bands, jazz bands, and many ensembles.

Reasons to Take Flute Classes Near You

There are many reasons to learn flute in addition to it making an exceptional hobby at any age. One main benefit of this lightweight instrument is that it’s easy to port around, so it can be played virtually anywhere. 

It’s also fairly easy to learn, is one of the most affordable instruments to purchase, and it can be used in playing all styles of music. Whether you’re looking for flute lessons for beginners or are a more advanced player, here are a few more advantages you’ll enjoy.

Benefits of Flute Lessons for Kids

It’s no secret that kids who play musical instruments tend to perform better academically and have better focus. This is one reason many parents seek out private flute lessons for kids to get them started long before most schools begin band or musical instruction. 

Playing the flute also gives children more opportunities for socialization, which can help them grow personally and artistically. Because the flute is so popular, most school bands have between ten and twenty students playing the flute. While band directors are well-trained musicians, most just don’t have the resources to help you excel at your instrument.

Benefits of Flute Lessons for Adults

Adults can also benefit from working with a flute instructor. Studies indicate that adults who keep their mind sharp through musical endeavors show less mental decline over the years. Flute lessons for adults can also promote patience and discipline that will pay off in many aspects of life. So, don’t delay—check our experienced and background checked flute teachers near you to schedule a private lesson today!

Topics Covered When You Learn to Play Flute

The amount of time it will take a student to learn flute depends on a number of factors. Primarily, how much practice you get and how often you take lessons. Age can also play a role, but some children catch on right away while some adults move at a slower pace, and vice versa. One thing is for certain, taking private flute lessons near you with a TakeLessons instructor will help you advance your skills regardless of your current playing level.

Sample Lesson Topics for Flute Lessons for Beginners

What a beginner starts learning will depend on whether they are new to playing music entirely or if they have experience with another instrument. Those who know how to read music and understand theory will likely progress to the intermediate levels very quickly. However, flute lessons for beginners typically cover:

  • Learning notes and scales
  • Breathing and posture techniques
  • Tonguing and articulation
  • Tone and rhythm
  • Introduction to music theory
  • Basic song playing

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Flute Players

Flute lessons will become more challenging at the intermediate level. Your flute instructor will begin teaching you harder songs. They’ll also go more in depth with music theory and its importance for improvisational playing. Other topics that may include:

  • Improving fingering speed and dexterity
  • Learning alternate fingerings
  • Advanced playing patterns
  • The cycle of fifths
  • 2 5 1 progressions

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Flute Lessons

It can take new players anywhere between three and four years to become truly proficient at playing the flute. As you become more comfortable with your skills, a flute teacher near you will demonstrate more advanced ways to play the instrument. Some topics may include:

  • Comprehensive tone development
  • Technique enhancement skills
  • Solo repertoire
  • Etudes
  • Advanced music theory
  • Audition and performance preparation

Finding Flute Classes Near You

Here at TakeLessons, we make it easy to find flute classes near you with experienced and background-checked teachers. We take time to verify credentials and experience to ensure our teachers are of the highest quality. You can either choose to take lessons online using a webcam, or opt for in-person lessons with a local flute instructor. 

Many of our flute teachers offer short lessons from 15-30 minutes, while others offer hour-long sessions. Simply browse through the instructor profiles on our site, and you’ll find out everything you need to know before scheduling a lesson. 

If you want to learn to play the flute more quickly and confidently, you’re sure to find an TakeLessons flute teacher near you that will provide the guidance, encouragement and skills necessary to master the instrument!

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