The flute can make some of the most astounding rounds in the World. There are flutes played in every type 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. However, if you are a beginner flute student you probably want to try the C flute. This flute makes wonderful sound and works with all types of music, but findingadult 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. So if you can rearrange your schedule and find the time to take a class then this is what you should try to do.
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.
Find out what their teaching method is and whether you will get both music theory and technique. 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. Of course, you also have to realize that a teacher or school’s time is very valuable, and the class has to be paid even if you don’t go. Otherwise a school or teacher could not remain in business.
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. Set goals for yourself and give yourself rewards for meeting those goals. This way you will have incentives to practice. You can also supplement your music school lessons with online adult flute lessons.
It’s all a matter of planning out your time before you start. 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.