Many parents want their children to learn at least one musical instrument while they’re still young. Some instruments are quite common to play, one of which is the flute.
The flute is a popular choice for many reasons. You can bring the flute anywhere; it’s quite easy to learn; and most of all, it has beautiful sounds. But the problem for parents is not knowing how to teach their child to play the flute.
But before that, you should first buy a flute for your child. A suggestion would be to buy a flute with curved head joint, because it has been shown to be easier to use when the player is small.
When your child has already grown up, it’s time to buy a flute with straight head joint. There are many kinds of flute in the market. And since your child is just a beginner, the C flute would be recommended. He can move on to more complicated flutes when he becomes good with the C flute.
Although parents generally want to be the teacher of their children, it is probably better to hire a professional Singapore flute instructor. Unless you’re a great flute player yourself, getting a Singapore flute instructor would ensure that your child learns all the basic and complex lessons correctly. Simply buying a book and then teaching the child yourself would seem more practical, but actually it isn’t.
The chance is that you are going to make mistakes yourself. Proper postures, holding the flute, blowing: these are just some things that need to be perfect.
If you really want to teach your child, then this information would help. When blowing in the flute, the lip plate should be slightly below your lower lip. Your lips should be pursed. While blowing, you should make a sound like you’re saying “toooo”. I’m sure that the first try would be wrong, but just keep practicing so you can hand down this info to your child. Tell your child to stand up straight while playing. This position allows the air to flow properly from the diaphragm to the flute.
Buying a book about flutes would also help a lot. The fingering guides are important so that the player will know which holes to press to make the right sound. The guides have fingering charts that would also help the student practice with the scales. There are books from beginners to expert players, so just keep on buying a new one as soon as your child has mastered the last one.
As your child is beginning to learn, you should always be there to support him. Giving him not only financial support in learning, but also emotional support would make it easier for him to learn.
Encourage him to practice everyday, because we all know how hard it is to practice. Practice is necessary to progress in playing the flute. Tell your child that it might take long for him to master the instrument, but that progress is sure when he practices.