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Michael R.

38 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • 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 m

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Angela
I find Michael to be fabulous! He’s knowledgeable, supportive, and a lot of fun to work with.
Caleb
Our son really enjoyed his first lesson. Michael has a great way of connecting with teenagers and makes the lesson fun.
Anthony L.
Really great with my son! Had him knowing the keys in just one session. Thank you!
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Dr. Kimberly K.

63 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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The lesson was great and Dr. Kimberly was very clear and kind. Great instructor
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Roberta M.

18 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks French
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Performance from City University of New York Graduate Center
  • 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 Review said

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Ridhimaa M.
Very helpful and engaging. Looking forward to future sessions
Jim H.
In person is much better.
Jim H.
Roberta was patient and was obviously an experienced teacher. I teach and I understand what it takes to put a lesson together so that the student gets the most out of it, while pushing the student to do better, but not too much to discourage them from moving forward. She hits that sweet spot! I would recommend her to anyone who was serious about learning.
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks English, Japanese
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Jesse M.

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Learn about rhythm, melody, harmony, and dynamics, and how they apply to the flute. Explore the range of your instrument through various scales. Build solid skills through understanding the mechanics of how your body and instrument work together.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Kelley B.

23 Reviews
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  • Master of Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Kelley B.

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I've been playing the flute most of my life and studied with a few of the best flute professors in the country. I have been teaching privately for 7 years. My teaching style is very flexible, though I expect dedication and hard work from my students. As my student you will learn not only flute, but you will gain a general knowledge of music theory and harmony, knowledge of musical phrasing and interpretation, as well as proper movement and body alignment similar to Alexander techniques.

About Kelley

New York based flutist, Kelley, has performed in notable New York venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Birdland. She has also performed throughout the United States as well as in South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy and Southeast Asia. Ms. B. received her second Masters Degree in Contemporary Perform

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Roger W.
Kelly is a very talented and gifted teacher. She is so helpful in guiding you in the proper techniques to playing the flute. I look forward to my lesson every week . I always feel like I have learned something valuable.
Joia M.
We love Kelley, huge improvement in my kiddos playing!!
Traci A.
she is the best
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Donna W.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Bachelors in Music Education from Shenandoah University & Conservatory
  • Teaches students Male: 6 to 10; Female: 6 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Donna W.

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I begin by focusing on the basics of the flute, such as knowing the parts of the flute, how to hold the flute with good posture, making that first sound, having the correct embouchure, and some breathing techniques. Then we progress to learning basic note-reading and rhythms, while incorporating several beginner flute fingerings, then moving on to learning simple songs.

I typically use the Accent on Achievement series for flute or the Rubank flute series or a combination of the two, depending on the student's ability/level.

If the student plays in band at school, we may also take time to work on music for that as well, giving the student the individual attention that they may miss in a group/classroom setting. Flute lessons are also a great way to keep up with practice when school is out for holiday breaks or summer.

About Donna

I have been teaching music for 21 years, both in private lesson and classroom settings. I have a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Shenandoah University & Conservatory and I have experience teaching all age groups, from age 3 through senior adults, and every age in between. I enjoy teachin

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The average cost of 60-minute flute lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $125 per hour.
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"Peter is showing me how to practice to play jazz flute. I am very happy with his lessons and will keep it up."
Peter
Took Flute lessons from Peter Q B.
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"John was very good w/me. He knows my goals & was able to help me. He gave me some practice sheets. I will do that everyday."
Nancy
Took Flute lessons from John R.
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"Will is very kind and patient when teaching lessons. Very great instructor, my daughter has been learning his tips and tricks and it's been improving her skills. Very happy with the lessons!"
Bianca
Took Flute lessons from William P.
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"Leanna is an awesome Flute teacher. She is patient and adapts class to the need of the student. It’s been 5months that my daughter has been taking lessons online. She improved so much and showing interest in her marching band and school band. Now Flute became one of her favorite things to do."
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Took Flute lessons from Leanna G.
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"Rebecca is the friendly, passionate and knowledgeable teacher. She is always well-prepared, and suggests great solutions about the problems that I have. I got many invaluable tips from her. I am very sad that I cannot take her lessons anymore due to my moving to other city, but I highly recommend her lessons."
Mi-Ri
Took Flute lessons from Rebecca S.
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"I have been taking flute lessons from Ms. Wilson for close to 4 months now and its been a great experience so far. I had very little idea of music and had no such formal training but wanted to learn flute. She is supportive from day 1 and started to teach me the basics of music and flute. She is very calm, listens to my problems when I don't get some things easily and tries to suggest solutions. She has been very flexible in class timings and adjusts her schedule to accommodate me when I can't make it to the class on some days. I wish I get to learn a lot from her and become a good flutist."
Lokesh
Took Flute lessons from Diane W.
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"Working on trills. Edna demonstrates very well!"
Mary
Took Flute lessons from Edna B.
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"Our first experience with online tutoring. Leanna did a great job."
Caro
Took Flute lessons from Leanna G.
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"Another great lesson!"
Mary
Took Flute lessons from Edna B.
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"This first lesson was very good. This was all about finding out what my daughter has learned thus far in playing her instrument. The instruction was very clear and the location was easy to get to. She was even given exercises to practice at home for the next lesson. Over all, I am very pleased with this first lesson."
Taylor
Took Flute lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
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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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