The flute can make some of the most astounding rounds in the World. You will hear the flute in many different types of music. You will find it in big band, rock, jazz, and in world music.
Decide on the Type of Flute
There are thousands of different flutes and you have to find the right one for your needs. A beginner, however, is always advised to start with a C flute. This flute makes wonderful sound and works with all types of music, but finding adult flute classes can be somewhat challenging.
How to Find the Right Adult Flute Class
Private lessons or a good music school are absolutely the best option when it comes to learning to play the flute. If you have the time to attend a regularly scheduled class, then you should try this out first. To find the best class or school you need to ask questions. Find out how long the school has been in business, or how long the teacher has been teaching and what types of results they have gotten.
Try to see if their teaching method is effective and if they have lessons involving both music theories and techniques. Will you be taught the type of music you want? Are the classes group or private classes?
Whether you choose private or group classes really depends on your needs. There are people who are shy and prefer a private class, or need a private class to fit their schedule. While others prefer a group class because they get to meet other people and socialize with like minded individuals.
Look for a Flexible Schedule
If at all possible, find a school that has some flexibility, meaning a school that will allow you to cancel and reschedule a class once in a while, or one that will somehow allow you to make up for a lost class. You have to realize, however, that the schools value their time and those of their teachers. So cancellation doesn’t mean you will get your money back automatically. The school, after all, needs to sustain itself.
Practice Time and Additional Instruction
You must know that to play the flute with any level of proficiency you will have to set aside time to practice. Goals should be set and in the course of the lessons, rewards should be given for every goal you have achieved. This should give you motivations to practice. You can also supplement your music school lessons with online adult flute lessons.
It is simply a matter of planning your time right before every session. If you take the time to plan your time out then you are one step ahead of yourself. When you just decide you are going to take a class and then make no plans for practice time or for class time you have “shot yourself in the foot” even before you have started.