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Roberta M.

21 Reviews
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  • Speaks French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roberta M.

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In my studio, I believe that my role is to steer students toward a deeper understanding of themselves, their instrument, and their relationship to music. I tailor my teaching to the needs of my individual students, who currently range from age 7 to adult, often adding improvisation and extended techniques to increase my students€™ awareness of the potential of the flute as a channel for one€™s creativity.

About Roberta

Flutist, Roberta M., is equally at home playing classical and new music. I Care If You Listen has extolled her “lush, full tones… even among the best professionals, not many flute players sound so compelling in a lower register.” Praising her “extreme adventurousness,” New York Concert Rev

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Jim H.
In person would be better, but at least there is less travel.
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Very helpful and engaging. Looking forward to future sessions
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Michael R.

48 Reviews
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Starting at $31
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BS Biology minor jazz studies from Portland State University
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Michael R.

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Tired of being frustrated by the pace of self-teaching or is your child bored with the progress in school band class? Are you an adult who never played an instrument but are really interested in learning a wind instrument? Not able to express yourself creatively or don't really understand why your favorite songs or styles of music work? Do you want a more hands-on way of teaching with personalized plans just for you?

Learn how to play the Flute with Michael!

Michael teaches a variety of instruments and subjects in the woodwind family:

- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Flute
- Improvisation
- Music Theory
- Jazz Studies

Michael creates versatile and fun lesson plans that incorporate learning your favorite music while teaching theory, improvisation, note reading, songwriting, or any other interests! He has an easy-to-follow, fun, but yet structured and thorough plan designed for results to help the student reach their goals, rather than imposing an one-size-fits-all plan just ...

About Michael

Michael is a freelance musician based in the Portland metropolitan area. His diverse skill set allows him to perform in a variety of musical groups. Michael is hired regularly to perform for: jazz and cover bands, weddings, corporate events, musicals, and studio sessions. He also leads and writes mu

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Michael H.
Great lesson from a knowledgeable guy passionate about saxophone. He is very easy to understand and patient. I look forward to many more lessons
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Michael is very enthusiastic and hopefully that enthusiasm will rub off in my child!
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Kirsty C.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Bachelor of Music Education and Music Therapy from Immaculata University
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Kirsty C.

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Experienced musician of 25 years of flute performance. Available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a love for music! My goal is to make sure my lessons are a fun and encouraging learning environment. I typically use Rubank Elementary and Intermediate books as well Trevor Wye and Taffanel et Gaubert for daily exercises to strengthen the students skills.

About Kirsty

As a graduate of Immaculata University, I have a Bachelor's in Music Education and Music Therapy with a concentration in Flute Performance. I enjoy being a very active member of the Music Ministry group at my church. I am a flutist and vocalist for weddings and church services. For the past 15

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Nzinga
Kirsty is lively, energetic, and enthused about the flute, teaching it, guiding the process of musical development and flow, and engaging her student. I eagerly anticipate continuing my study under her coaching.
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Thomas
Kirsty very knowledgeable about music. She is very friendly and helpful. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
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Leanna G.

41 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2013
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Leanna G.

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I believe that the most important aspect of learning is a positive and comfortable environment that encourages and facilitates growth! My studio ranges from ages 9 to adult and from beginner to advanced.

Through my own studies I have experienced many different teaching styles and philosophies, and have developed my own method to help my students progress quickly and efficiently.

Every lesson will begin with a discussion about the students practicing so that we can celebrate growth and work together through challenges.

Students will be asked to study technical and tone exercises as well as repertoire that will help them progress in the necessary areas. I will help my students choose pieces that are appropriate and enjoyable.

If a student would like to study a popular song then I will gladly write my own arrangement for them. We can also learn to play by ear and improvise.

For my online students I will record solos, duets, and piano parts to pieces that we cannot play ...

About Leanna

Leanna is a co-principal flutist and piccolo in The Orchestra Now (TON) based at the Fisher Center in upstate New York. She has performed with TON in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since joining in September, Leanna has participated in two a

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Yoko
I highly recommend Leanna. My nine-year-old daughter has been taking her online flute lessons since the last summer and she looks forward to the class every week. I appreciate that Leanna prepares music pieces or provides us with her own flute/piano recordings so my daughter can practice with them. Communication with Leanna have also been very efficient and pleasant. She is professional, patient, and caring; simply the best!
Jessica
Excellent teacher!
Ramon L.
She knows how to pigeonhole the knowledge and is very charming.
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Emily A.

13 Reviews
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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Molnar/Harris Chamber Prize from Susan Molnar
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Emily A.

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Playing the flute has given me so much joy, and it is my dream to pass that joy along to others. Whether you're just starting out, picking the flute up after a long time away, or looking to hone your skills, I can help you reach your flute goals! In all my lessons, beginner to advanced, students learn how to make beautiful music, sight read, understand basic music theory, and practice safely. We work out of the Rubank method book, but I also utilize handwritten exercises and songs. I also always encourage my students to bring music they want to learn. I've covered everything from classical and jazz music to pop songs and show tunes!

Absolute Beginners: In our very first lesson, students learn the parts of the flute and how to make a sound. We learn about flute care, and how to correctly hold the flute. Basic music theory is introduced at this level, once the student can consistently make a sound with the headjoint. Securing the basics at this level is very important, but with games ...

About Emily

I am a professional flutist living in the Hudson Valley with a master's degree in flute performance from SUNY Purchase, where I studied under world-renowned flutist Dr. Tara O'Connor. As a lover of contemporary music, I’ve had the honor to perform in masterclasses for Ian Clarke and Gary Schocker

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Natalie
My daughter had her first lesson with Emily today. Emily was wonderful with her. My daughter just started learning how to play the flute at school and was frustrated with her progress. They covered a lot in their first lesson and my daughter has much more confidence now. She's looking forward to her next lesson!
Glenn E.
Emily is very communicative and a great listener. I appreciate her encouragement instruction.
Emily
Emily is such a great teacher! She is patient and encouraging with my 8 year-old, and excellent at establishing a friendly relationship while remaining "in charge" of the lesson. I feel very lucky that we found her!
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Sorcha B.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music Performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Sorcha B.

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10 years of teaching experience, at all levels. Lessons are catered to your goals and needs, while pushing you to be the best musician you can be! Special focus given to creating beautiful tone and musicality, and rhythmic precision. Let's get started!
**Note: Vaccination required for in-person lessons for eligible adults and children. For children under 12, I ask that the family be vaccinated to help limit exposure. Thank you! **

About Sorcha

I am a flute performer and teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. I have experience performing in large and small ensembles, as well as being a featured soloist in recital and orchestral settings. I have been involved with the premier of dozens of new works ranging from guided group impr

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Sahba
Sorcha takes the time to completely understand what you want out of the lessons and how you learn best, then she does a fantastic job of tailoring each practice session to your needs. I love how she observes when you play and catches subtle points to help you improve your performance and get more out of your practice; she really wants to help you learn and enjoy!
She also has great knowledge of various topics in music that you can tap into.
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Average Cost of Flute Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute flute lessons is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $45 and $130 per hour.
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"Pleasant, knowledgeable, patient."
Lana
Took Flute lessons from Kristin M.
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"Freyja is one of the most supportive teachers I have ever had. I learned more with her than with any other teacher because of her clear directions, compassionate support, and amazing skill. I credit her for helping me develop my life long love of music. Her lessons where a comfortable place to hone my skills and express myself creatively."
Evelyn
Took Flute lessons from Frejya Z.
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"Leanna, an absolutely fantastic flute instructor, has a wonderful approach to teaching and guiding flute students to become the best they can possibly be. She is knowledgeable, talented and able to bring the best out of her student. Through on-line instruction, she is able to engage her student and provide excellent coaching skills. I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a flute instructor to use Leanna!"
Brian
Took Flute lessons from Leanna G.
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"Edna offers a lot of advice and encouragement what ever level you are on."
Raymond
Took Flute lessons from Edna B.
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"Victoria is a very sweet, patient teacher."
Simon
Took Flute lessons from Victoria W.
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"I really enjoyed this class!!! :)"
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Took Flute lessons from Dr. Kimberly K.
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"Bill’s a great and patient teacher. I’ve been playing for years and would consider myself somewhat advanced but he has really helped me identify things that I can work on and improve."
Annaleena
Took Flute lessons from Bill T.
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"Matt did a good job for our first lesson. We are definitely looking forward to meeting with him for the second lesson"
Aliza
Took Flute lessons from Matt L.
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"Matt has been wonderful at tailoring or lessons to the appropriate level in both the flute and the clarinet. Great teacher and great guy."
Stephen
Took Flute lessons from Matt L.
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"My daughter took lessons from Whitney for several years, and Whitney was an excellent fit for her as teacher. She provided the right balance of structure and flexibility that allowed my daughter to advance her skills and still have fun with non-Suzuki music as well. She is kind, patient, encouraging, and fun-loving. Highly recommend Whitney as a flute teacher."
Selina
Took Flute lessons from Whitney K.
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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 exception

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al 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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