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More Than Just Beginners’ Flute Lessons

More Than Just Beginners’ Flute Lessons

You have taken beginners’ lessons on flute, and now you are starting to play it well. So what is stopping you from becoming an advanced flute player? In this article, we give you tips for intermediate flute players who have already taken beginners’ flute lessons. Read along, and your flute skills will definitely pick up.

 

  • Daily practice

Set a daily schedule when you can practice, initially for 20-30 minute sessions at a time. A good pace is to have 5 to 6 sessions a day, taking long relaxing breaks in between each session. With each day, set a goal for yourself on what you want to accomplish with the day’s practice, and commit to that goal.

 

  • Record your practices

Be your own critic. You are the best judge of how good you hit those notes, or how fluid your transitions are. While you listen to your recording, remember the point when you were playing it so you can capture all the emotions and assess your mistakes and see areas where you can improve. Ask yourself, “Should I do more of that?” “Less of this?” “Can I improve on that bit?” Listen and capture parts where you think you can do better.

  • Listen to flute recordings

One sure way to learn new techniques is by watching and listening to excellent flute players on DVDs. Watch as you listen so you can observe their playing techniques. Do not limit yourself to one type of music, listen to all genres, there are tons of videos online which you can watch for free. Watch and listen with the purpose of picking up methods and skills you can imitate.

 

  • Watch live performances

Watching videos is great, but seeing live performances is spectacular. There is nothing like feeling the harmonies vibrate on your skin from the artists on stage. You not only get to see and listen to the professional’s music, but you can get to really feel them and their emotions when playing. Remember and use that experience when you practice everyday. Tickets to live concerts can be expensive though, so save up, because it will be worth it.

 

  • Continue formal lessons

You are not as good as you think you are, so continue improving your craft by taking more flute lessons. Expert flutists are a great source of knowledge and techniques, and allowing yourself to be under their tutelage is going to make your talent soar. Flute playing brings along a lot of personal emotions, so make sure you get an instructor that you feel comfortable with.

 

These are just a few suggestions to help you progress on flute playing. A lot of professional flutists have sworn by these pointers, and it has brought them great results. Many musicians have fallen into the trap of believing that they know enough, and get stuck at the beginner’s level.

 

Do not make the same mistake. The knowledge you acquired when you first went for flute lessons are very valuable, and you would just be throwing that investment away to you do not progress in your flute playing. Learn from these tips, and be above the rest!

Flute Lessons: What You Should Know Before You Start

Flute Lessons: What You Should Know Before You Start

Playing the flute is a very enjoyable experience, but learning to play is not easy. The flute is not similar to other musical instruments, like the piano or the guitar, where playing is intuitive and you can easily learn by yourself. Learning the flute usually requires taking flute lessons before you get to be good at it.

 

If you are planning to take lessons, or if you want your child to learn to play the flute, whether for personal enjoyment or preparing for a recital or competition, here are a few things you should consider before you start.

 

  • How young should children start?

Children and parents can be eager to start early on musical instruments, but with the flute it is generally accepted to start at around age 8 or 9. The main reason is that the student should already be physically able to hold the instrument properly and comfortably. If the child is too small to properly grasp the instrument, they will develop bad playing habits from the start, which may hinder their progress.

 

Also, at age 8 or 9 the child’s lung and breathing capacity is already at the right level, enough to blow on the instrument sufficiently. This ensures that the child’s embouchure (the mouth’s form and position on the mouthpiece of the flute) is correct when they start playing.

 

  • Should you invest on a flute already?

Good brands of flutes can be expensive. If this is the first time your child is playing the flute, or taking flute lessons, it is always advisable to rent the instrument first. This way your child can try out different types of flute, and the teacher can see which type the kids are most comfortable or proficient with.

 

Generally, if the child is still having difficulty holding the instrument properly, they should start with a curved headjoint. Once they get the hang of it, they could move on to more advance and age-appropriate models.

 

  • What can you expect from the flute lesson?

A good teacher with a great teaching plan should be able to guide your child gradually, and cover a lot of lessons or topics in the process. Typically, the lesson should include the following:

  1. How to hold the flute
  2. Proper embouchure
  3. Breathing and posture
  4. Developing a solid tone
  5. Proper finger placement for each note
  6. Reading notes and music
  7. Discussion of common mistakes

 

  • How often should you practice?

Do not expect to be very good with the flute immediately. Some players take years to master the flute. Be patient and practice everyday, but do not over exert yourself. Begin with 15 to 20 minutes of practice every session, and take a good long rest in between. Short and regular practice is better than one-time long practice sessions. When you start feeling comfortable and your breathing becomes easier, you can slowly increase your practice time to around 30 minutes at a time, but make sure to still take long rests in between.

 

Playing the flute when you’ve had proper flute lessons is very satisfying. The tips mentioned above hopefully will make the experience not only very productive, but also extremely enjoyable!

Helpful Tips To Boost Your Flute Lessons

Helpful Tips To Boost Your Flute Lessons

 

How can breathing into a mouthpiece and pressing holes with your fingers produce such a lovely sound?  That is the magic behind the captivating sound of the flute.  That is what flute lessons can reveal to you. Such sweet mystery lies upon the power, control, discipline, and passion of the flautist.

 

Here are some pointers on how you can improve your playing and performance skills.

 

  1. THE POWER OF POSTURE

Good and proper posture will enable you to produce right tones with a full and strong sound. It will power-up your lungs and breathing techniques.  Correct posture will facilitate smooth and controlled airflow.

 

  • Straighten your back whether you’re sitting or standing.
  • Your head should be erect.
  • Place both feet flat on the floor.
  • Body weight should be evenly distributed between your feet.
  • Your body should be upright but relaxed. You should be able to flexibly move your hips, knees, and ankles.
  • Do not raise your shoulders while playing.  This produces tension in your upper body, thereby constricting airflow from your diaphragm.
  • Bring-up your flute all the way to your mouth. Do not bow your head to reach your flute’s mouthpiece.

 

  1. BREATHE YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

One of the first things you learn in flute lessons is breathing. The air you breathe into the flute comes out as sound. With proper breathing, the sweet sound of playing success follows.

 

  • Breathe deeply from your diaphragm and control the pressure of air streaming out. Doing so would result in a fuller sound.
  • While blowing into the embouchure, the corners of your mouth should be firm.
  • Play with an ‘open throat’. When you do a big yawn, your throat expands, allowing more air to flow. Keep this ‘yawn’ while you play.
  • Keep your tongue relaxed. Direct the air above your tongue.
  • Don’t blow too hard.

 

  1. LET YOUR FINGERS SING

Mastering the different finger placements is one way to speed up your learning. Correct finger placements will produce those sweet and wonderful melodies.  A flautist should also observe the proper hand position to prevent pain and injury. Your wrists should be not bent. Your arms and hands must be relaxed.

 

  1. TAKE IT SLOW, THEN  TAKE IT HIGHER

For a beginner, learning new fingerings could be confusing.  Master the easiest notes first.  This will give you the flexibility and enough muscle memory to move on to more complicated finger positions.  However, don’t be complacent and content.  Find an easy piece to master that would give you enough confidence to move-up and test your limits.

 

  1. PLAY WITH PASSION

You may have mastered all notes, finger positions, and various playing styles and

techniques.  But if you don’t express the mood, the character, or tell the story of the piece, it’s just all sound, not music.  Use your imagination.  Play from the heart. In doing so, you give your audience a moving experience.

 

Your flute teachers will be your hands-on guide to teach you how to play the instrument.  Yet your progress relies on how much work and dedication you put into this craft.

How To Take Your Flute Lessons To The Next Level

How To Take Your Flute Lessons To The Next Level

Many students will reach the point at some time during their learning when they decide that they are ready to put in a little extra time and effort in order to take their flute lessons to the next level. It’s really important that you make the most of your lessons and practice in order to truly progress and develop as a flautist. Let’s have a look at the ways that you, as a student, can take your flute playing up a notch.

Maximize teacher-student contact time

This is a no brainer really; the more time you spend learning with your teacher, the faster and better you will improve. If you currently have half an hour lessons once a week, why not ask that you extend it to an hour? Or, maybe, request an additional half hour session later in the week.

It’s also a great idea to discuss with your teacher ways in which you can get more involved with the structure and direction of your flute lessons. The more invested you become in your learning, the more likely you are to make the most of your lessons and practice.

Practice makes perfect

Consistent practice is absolutely key to progressing as a flautist – you should be aiming to do a little practice every day, even if you just grab a spare 10 minutes to go over a couple of pieces or arpeggios. The secret to effective practice is quality over quantity; there’s no point in committing yourself to 90 minutes of flute practice as you will lose focus, become frustrated and will be much less likely to pick up your flute tomorrow and start over.

To keep your interest, why not mix up your practice a bit? If you normally practice only at home, perhaps aim to take some time out of your lunchtime and use the practice rooms at school or college. You’ll find that the change of scenery will do wonders for your playing and may even inspire you!

Extra-curricular activities

While we’re on the subject of inspiration, you should be looking at seizing as many opportunities as possible to learn from other musicians and to spread your wings as a flautist. Many school, colleges and workplaces will have an in-house orchestra which will meet once a week for practice and will hold periodical recitals and performances – join! You will find that your technique and skills are honed immediately as you learn to listen to and play with other musicians. These newfound skills can be transposed to your lessons and will show your teacher how you’re ‘upping your game’!

Enrolling in grade examinations or signing yourself up to perform at a school recital will also see your flute playing improve. Targets such as these events will inevitably provide a new focus for your lessons which you and your teacher can work towards.

There are plenty of ways to take your flute lessons to the next level in order to improve your technique and gain new skills. Discuss with your teacher how you can become more invested in your learning and don’t forget to practice!

Flute Teachers: How to Get the Most From Your Students

Flute Teachers: How to Get the Most From Your Students

‘How do I get the most from my students?’ is a question perennially asked by teachers, whether they are teaching math or music! There are a few strategies which all flute teachers worth their salt ought to have up their sleeves which will ensure your students are engaged and working hard on their flute playing.

Engage your students

As soon as you induce your students to start taking responsibility for their learning, you can be sure that they will engage much more in your lessons and with their flute playing in general. At some point in their teaching career, every flute teacher has had to deal with a reluctant or disinterested student – let’s have a look at some tricks to bring those students out of their shell…

• Get to know your students – what genre of music do they like playing? What sort of teaching style do they respond best to? Be sure to find out and act accordingly!
• Mix it up – make sure that you and your student don’t fall into a rut every lesson. Keep skill drilling, such as scales and arpeggios, to a minimum and be sure to interject the drills with some more fun performance work.
• Target setting – when students know they have an impending exam or performance around the corner, they will work with much more focus in their flute lessons.

Know your skills

Correct application of your teaching style is half of the way to ensuring your students are making the most of their lessons. It’s imperative that you accept your students on the basis of your own teaching strengths; if you are experienced and enjoy teaching advanced adult flautists, don’t accept a beginner child as a flute student! Although you may view it as a teaching challenge, the student deserves a teacher who is experienced in their craft and with that specific student clientele.

Motivate and inspire

One of the most important, yet undervalued, aspects to teaching is the gift of the teacher to inspire and motivate their flute students. This skill is imperative in getting the most from your students and ensuring that they go far with their playing. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to inspire your students:

• Include as much performance work in your lessons as possible! Your students are much more motivated by the concept of free flute play rather than getting bored practicing scales every lesson.
• Encourage your students to do some extra-curricular playing – you could ask them to get involved with their school orchestra, for instance.
• Offer to play with your student in a duet – they will be able to learn from your playing and aspire to reach a similar standard.
• Feel free to discuss opportunities to take grade exams or audition for chances to perform the flute. You obviously shouldn’t push your student into anything they don’t want to do, but it’s always worth starting the conversation.

Getting the most from your students is a question that many flute teachers will ponder at some point. You can’t go wrong if you focus on engaging, motivating and inspiring your students – make sure you recruit students who you are experienced with and happy to teach too!

Be creative

Musical people are often artistic also in temperament. It would not be easy creating a plan that would suit all the types of attitude your students have. You would have to be creative in thinking up ways you can sustain their interest and bring out their best during your flute lessons. Good thing there are a number of help you can get from the internet. Just have patience sorting through the mountain of information and you sure will find the right formula for your efforts.

Starting Flute Lessons: Home vs School

Starting Flute Lessons: Home vs School

If you’re still at school and you decide you’d like to start playing the flute, you have an important decision to make which will certainly have an impact on how you develop in your playing: should you have your flute lessons at home or at school? At first glance, you may think that this is a relative non-issue and maybe that you’ll just go for whichever option is the cheaper but it is certainly worth making an informed decision so you give yourself the best chance to master the flute. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of both options.
Reliability

Generally, if you decide to take your lessons at school, you can rely upon the fact that your teacher will be of a certain standard, will have had all appropriate checks carried out and will turn up on time and well prepared for your lessons. They have a vested interest in being the best teacher they can be because they are employed by the school and will have to meet a certain standard or will face being fired. If you decide to take your lessons at home, however, you will be taking more of a chance on the standard of the teacher as there will be no school to overlook them. It’s always best to choose a teacher who comes with plenty of teaching experience and has excellent word of mouth reviews rather than just opting for whoever has the cheaper rates.

Distractions

The downside of taking your flute lessons at school is that you will probably have to either skip class to attend or will need to take time out of your break or lunch times. This is particularly difficult for younger children who don’t necessarily have the discipline and motivation needed to ignore their friends playing football and go and sit in their music lesson for an hour. This is probably one of the biggest benefits to taking your lessons at home; you can undertake your lesson with no distraction from friends or classes and will be more likely to practice at home too.

Practicalities

There are a lot of practical issues to consider when you decide to take your lessons at home. Is your house big enough for your teacher to conduct an effective lesson with you and not get in anyone’s way? Do either of your parents work from home who would be unreasonably distracted by your music lessons? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes”, it will probably be more sensible to arrange to have your lessons at school where you won’t have to have a household upheaval in order to have a lesson. Just make sure that you put in appropriate time and energy into practicing!

There are lots of things to think about when you decide you’d like to start flute lessons and one of the most important is to decide whether you should be taught at home or at school. If you decide to opt for school lessons, make sure that you have the discipline to commit to your lessons and practice and if you opt for home lessons, make sure that you have the space and permission of your parents to do so!

Teaching in Students’ Homes: Recruitment Opportunities for Flute Teachers

Teaching in Students’ Homes: Recruitment Opportunities for Flute Teachers

It has probably crossed your mind at some point whether it would be easier, more fulfilling and potentially more lucrative if you were able to teach at your students’ homes, rather than in a school or at your own home. Many flute teachers are turning to this option for all of the above reasons and many are building a sustainable business model off the back of it. Let’s have a look at a few of the things you should consider before you decide to teach at your students’ homes.

 

Flexibility

If you decide to teach at your students’ homes, you immediately have more flexibility as a teacher. No longer will you need to make sure your house is tidy and free of distractions for your students when they come to your house for their lessons. No longer will you be tied to your school’s timetable and pay structure if you teach within a school. You can design your lessons around when both you and your students are available without needing to worry about the teaching environment in your own home.

Teaching at your students’ homes is really great if your personal circumstances change; perhaps you move outside the area most of your students are living in or you have to downsize – teaching at your students’ homes is a great way to retain those students.

The flip side of having this flexibility, particularly if you’ve been working in a school, is that you could lose some of the stability that comes with that. If you decide to teach at your students’ homes, it will be up to you to recruit clients and make sure that you keep them – as opposed to having your school sort this for you.

 

Organization

As any good flute teacher will know, organization is key to teaching well together with recruiting and keeping students. It’s a great idea to design a website showcasing your playing and teaching ability together with your availability as a teacher; a website immediately gives you both authenticity and an easy way for potential clients to contact you. Once you’ve established a good base of students who are ready and willing to recommend you to others, word-of-mouth will bring you any additional students you may need.

As with teaching in a school or at your own home, it is imperative that you turn up on time and have all the necessary equipment with you for the lesson – nothing will destroy your reputation faster than being badly organized!

 

Opportunities to earn more money

When you decide to start teaching at your students’ homes, you have the opportunity to negotiate a higher fee for your services. Students will often pay more for the convenience of having their teacher come to them and you will need to take into account your travel costs when you agree a price for your teaching.

Bearing in mind the limitations of having to travel between your students, if you’re super organized you will be able to see lots of students in a day – it’s up to you how much money you want to earn!

Teaching at students’ homes is a great opportunity for flute teachers who are after additional flexibility and the opportunity to make more money. Just make sure to be highly organized and you’ll have a strong student base in no time!

 

Networking

The key to being a successful as a private flute teacher is in finding the right number of students to teach that will fit into all your planned working hours. If you could organize yourself to devote the right amount of time to teaching and travelling to your students home then you are on your way to achieving that dream net pay that you are aiming for.

What Makes a Good Flute Teacher

What Makes a Good Flute Teacher

Once you’ve decided that you want to start playing the flute, the first thing you should be thinking about is who you would like to hire to teach you. A good flute teacher is imperative to you becoming a good musician so it’s worth taking some extra time to research good teachers rather than just opting for the person with the cheapest rate. Let’s have a look at some of the qualities you should be looking out for when choosing your teacher.

Talent

Obviously, you want your teacher to be an excellent flautist so they will be able to teach you all the requisite skills as well as inspire you in your playing. How to find out how well they can play? Most teachers will have a website advertising their lessons and they will probably include a section on what level of playing they have reached, whether they have attended Music College and a brief CV of their experience (or maybe even a video of them playing!). It is well worth checking out their website to get a taste for their style and level of playing.

Teacher training

Just as important as their playing quality is their actual ability to teach. I’m sure you’ve heard of the cliché that musicians are difficult to work with; while that’s fine if they’re a singer/songwriter in a successful band, you don’t want your teacher to be moody and unpredictable! Look out for a flute teacher who has proper music teaching qualifications and a lot of experience teaching at the level you are playing at. If you are a parent looking for a teacher for your child, be sure to choose someone who has experience teaching children, whereas an advanced flautist who’d like lessons to coach them into Music College should look for a teacher who has experience in that arena. Which leads us nicely on to our next point…

On your side

Make sure that your teacher is happy to work in whatever direction you wish to work in. If, for instance, you would like to take grade examinations for the flute, ensure that your teacher is happy and qualified to prepare you for your exams. Alternatively, if you decide that you would rather play for pleasure and have no desire to take exams, make sure that your teacher doesn’t suddenly start pressurising you into anything you don’t want to do. More generally, it is important to hire a teacher who has a personality and teaching style that works well for you; if you’re a relaxed player, try and find someone who is a relaxed teacher. Conversely, if you work better in a strictly organised lesson structure, find someone who can offer you that. Some music teachers will offer you a trial lesson before you commit which is a great way of ascertaining whether you think they’ll be a good fit for you.

Make no mistake

Make sure that you do your research before you begin your flute lessons so you can find the perfect teacher for you. Not only should they be a good match for your learning style, they should also be a great flautist and a qualified teacher.

Make no mistake, having the right teacher could mean a student’s success or failure in life. It is equally true if you are determined to make a career out of playing the flute. Having the right teacher will give you all the knowledge and techniques you will need to become the professional flute player that could make waves in the music industry. Remember the criteria set above and start looking for your perfect match now. Good luck!

When is the Best Time to Begin Flute Lessons

When is the Best Time to Begin Flute Lessons

There is a great deal of debate concerning when the best time is to take up a musical instrument – will you learn better as a young child? Or will adulthood help you to become a better player? It is definitely useful to know the reasoning behind these arguments before you begin your flute lessons but you shouldn’t let it distract you from your learning; every age will bring a different perspective and benefit to their lessons.

 

Motivation

First and foremost, what is your motivation for taking up the flute? Or if you are a parent, why do you want your child to start music lessons? If you intend to attempt grade examinations, it is always beneficial to start young. Children have the benefit of youth which often means they’ll start their lessons confidently and be more open to learning new skills. It’s often harder for adults to take quite as naturally to their instruments as they tend to bring more baggage to their lessons – i.e. the fear of failing in a new discipline or bad memories of past exams. The fact that children tend to have more confidence in their playing, at least when they are starting out, should mean that they will cope well with the pressure and expectations of grade exams.

 

Commitment

Committing to practising and looking after your instrument are incredibly important if you want to progress in your learning and make the most of your flute lessons. This is where being an adult tends to have the advantage over being a child – as an adult, you will have chosen to begin your lessons and so will presumably be committed to your practise and progression with the flute. When it comes to children, often they will just be undertaking lessons because their parents want them to learn an instrument, rather than having a real desire to learn themselves. As such, it can be difficult to encourage them to practise and look after their flute which could mean that their mastery of the instrument takes much longer than it would take a committed adult.

 

The importance of teaching

As ever, it is imperative that you choose the right teacher who will bring out the best in you, whatever your circumstances. If you’re a parent looking for the right teacher for your child, it’s a great idea to research teachers who particularly specialise in teaching children. They’ll be able to work together well and the teacher will encourage your child to practise even if they’re usually disinterested. Similarly, if you’re an adult looking to partake in lessons which are a bit more relaxed than the lessons of someone hoping to get ahead in their grades would be, you’ll find plenty of teachers who are happy to cater to your style. Some teachers offer a trial lesson to ensure that you’ll work well together and this is an excellent opportunity that you should take advantage of.

Whatever age you are, if you are passionate about learning, it will always be a good time to start your flute lessons. Both young and old are able to bring something unique to their learning and, as long as you have a good teacher, you’ll be able to enjoy and progress a long way in your flute playing.

Do not hesitate based on just your age. Your decision on whether or not to take up flute lessons should mainly be due to your love of music and this remarkably easy to learn instrument. Do your research and ask around for the best teacher. Whatever you decide, you are sure to harness a lot of benefits from taking music lessons.

Flute lessons: Is it better to study one-to-one or in a group?

Flute lessons: is it better to study one-to-one or in a group?

New flautists are faced with the decision of whether they’d prefer to learn one-to-one with their teacher, or alternatively to undertake a group class with their teacher and another student. Both private and group flute classes have their benefits for the emerging flautist; it is just a matter of knowing what will best fit you. Let’s see what the benefits of each of these methods are.

Attention levels

It will go without saying that a student will receive much more personalized attention if they are studying one-to-one with their teacher rather than in a group class. The teacher’s time will be 100% dedicated to the student and will focus entirely on what the student needs to work on and what they want to play. Lessons with two students will obviously see the teacher’s attention and focus divided between them which could negatively impact the students’ learning.

This is an especially difficult situation if the students are playing the flute at different levels; if one student is struggling, it is natural for the teacher to focus on that student leaving the more accomplished player to their own devices. It is imperative that flute teachers ensure that both of their students are of a similar playing level before they begin lessons otherwise they risk boredom for the better player or an overwhelmed student who may be struggling.

Different perspectives

Learning by others’ mistakes is a great benefit when it comes to learning a musical instrument. If you’re undertaking lessons with another student, not only will you have the benefit of your own learning, you’ll also be able to see where they are going wrong and pick up tips from them when they play well. This leads to a more complete understanding of the flute for new students.

Motivation

We are naturally more motivated when we are working with another student as we will compare our own standard of playing against the people we play with. If your lesson partner is moving slightly ahead of you in their flute playing, you will naturally be inspired to work harder and practice more in order to keep up.

In addition, your fellow student is a handy person to bounce ideas off, particularly if you’re too reserved to discuss your thoughts with your teacher (this is particularly applicable amongst younger flute players). Your student partner is in a unique position in that they are in the same boat as you.

Decision Time

Most teachers and experienced players would agree that you need to decide which method of teaching is best for you before you dive straight into private or group classes. If you think that you require intensity and focus from your teacher and may get distracted by another student, it’s definitely best to opt for private flute lessons. However, if you’re in need of a little motivation and particularly if you have mastered the basics of the flute, you may really benefit from the different perspectives on learning that you can glean from an additional student. As ever, it’s important to be open and honest with your teacher so they can make sure that they’re working in a way that’s best for you and your learning, whether or not you decide to opt for private or group classes.

Make the wise decision but do not sweat it too much. The important thing is to enjoy the experience and learn in a manner both enjoyable and enriching. You will benefit more from having the satisfaction of knowing you accomplish your purpose of learning to play music from this wonderful instrument. Take your flute lessons from competent teachers and you will surely learn not just music but lifelong lessons to help you grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

Reasons For Taking Adult Flute Lessons

There are so many ways to enjoy music. Some are born singers and use music as their language; but if singing is not your cup of tea, you can try playing musical instruments instead.  There are many musical instruments that will be cool to learn.

Many go for popular string instruments like the guitar and violin.  The younger ones dream of making music with the drums. If you want to be different from the usual crowd, there are other good alternative instruments to learn, like the flute.

The flute is known to be one of the ancient instruments.  It is known for its enchanting music as popularized in Greek mythology, medieval folklores and fairytales. The flute’s music can inspire peace and relaxing bliss when playing really slow and soothing songs. It is capable of playing supplementary music to other instruments and sometimes even included in arrangements to give added emphasis.

Its versatility is often called to fore by music in the classical, jazz, pop and rock genre. It is also one of the few musical instruments that can play beautifully without need of other instrument back up.  You can actually play it on your own as you listen to your favorite song. You also get the opportunity to relax by letting the music’s soothing effect fill your mind instead of dwelling on things that bring stress.

The flute promotes good health.  Playing it regularly will improve your lungs. Blowing into the flute requires more air than the normal amount our lungs contain. Thus, when lungs are filled to capacity they also get a much needed exercise.

The flute is a practical instrument to learn.  It is generally less expensive than the more popular instruments like guitars, piano, violin and drums. Its size is also a delight to carry when travelling.  You can carry it around and play it anywhere you find suitable.

Learning to play this very pleasing instrument is not that difficult.  There’s no age requirement in music lessons. It’s never too late to develop a new skill. If you’ve decided to pursue playing the flute, start looking for music schools that offer adult courses or ask around for private adult flute lessons.

This would be ideal if you prefer learning in the comforts of your own home. Check your availability as well. Private lessons are more flexible but a group class can be more encouraging and challenging as you see others doing progress in the course.

After choosing the flute lessons that you think will best suit you, it is now time to know what type of flute supports your preferred music genre the most.

There are different kinds of flute but what kind of music interest you most.  There are certain kinds of flute that blend well with certain kinds of songs. If you are using the kind of instrument that plays your type of music more appropriately, then the lessons will be more engaging.

Aside from regular adult flute lessons, practice is also important.  Take advantage of any free time you might have by practicing your playing and getting to know your instrument better.  The more you know things about your instrument the better able you are to play it. You can also check out adult flute lessons online to get additional instructions.  Filter techniques and tips you find applicable and use them to enhance your skill.

Selecting A Flute School In Singapore

You may find that you have an interest in flute and want to learn to play it, but you don’t know where to begin with learning it. There are quite a few that are into playing the flute. If you are just beginning to trace your music potentials in being a great flutist, then selecting the best flute school in Singapore would be difficult for you.

The road to mastery of the flute begins with you learning the basic lessons then progressing to more advanced lessons after a little time.

Generally, this is a long term process that involves years of practice. Just remember that you are aiming to be the expert flutist. And you have to put passion, patience, desire, and dedication to learn flute playing to make this possible.

You probably have the talent but finding the right flute school for you may be a tough call. Considering the fact that there are only very few music schools in Singapore that specialize in flute playing, choosing the best of the best is really a hard thing to do. You will find that there are a lot of considerations in making the right decision. Therefore, here are basic tips to help you in selecting the best flute school in Singapore:

  1. Choose the best. Make inquiries and examine the competence of each flute school in Singapore. Or simply go online and see for yourself what each school has to offer. Commentaries and feedbacks from musicians are also important keys to consider. Sign up with a music school of good repute.
  2. Get to know the teacher. You should consider if your mentor is really capable of making you the best flutist you can be. Check his/her credentials. Make sure the teacher is a professional or licensed music instructor. And of course, see to it that you can get along well with him/her.
  3. Lab facilities. Drop by the schools and examine their facilities to see if they are good for learning.
  4. Inexpensive tuition fees. Good education is not cheap. Choose, however, the school whose fees and charges are affordable.

Choosing the right flute school may be difficult at first but with these tips surely you’d find the best one for you; one that enhances your talent lets you master techniques and that makes you a versatile musician in the future mesmerizing the audience with your great tunes and captivating melodies. We wish you luck in selecting the best flute school to help you cultivate your musical talents.

Call Audrey at (65) 8168-8251     or     Email info@absolutelyintuned.com.sg