Flute FAQ's for Adult returning players
It’s always exciting to pick up a once loved skill or hobby that you started in your childhood or perhaps a few years ago. It's never too late!
If your flute has been hidden away in storage then it will need a service as the pads and special mechanisms dry out so the quality of sound will not be as good. If the Flute you have is a good quality flute it's worth spending the money on a service. Otherwise if not purchase a new flute and start fresh.
Why Flute lessons?
Having Flute lessons will help you work on the basic flute skills such as holding and correct posture. This will make all the difference in regaining tone and technique. Always worth going back to basics!
Having lessons means you will have homework and structure to your practice, tracking progression. Scales, chords and arpeggios are absolutely essential to practice, but playing music you love will keep the fire lit and spirits up.
Bex also ensures Duet playing is a part of your practice as this is fun and builds up essential skills should you be part of an ensemble or band.
Where do lessons take place?
Your home (subject to location/travel, extra cost may be charged)
My home subject to availability
On skype (online)
How much do lessons costs?
prices vary please contact me for more information
How often should i have lessons?
This really depends on your personal schedule, some students have weekly lessons, some have fortnightly or monthly. It depends on how long you want each lesson to be and how much practice you can put in between the lessons. It's up to you! Block booking packages are available which reduces the costs of lessons and ensures a consistent schedule.
Do i need to take exams?
No i teach student's who want to enjoy playing the flute, build up confidence without the pressure that Exams can have.
Do i need my own music?
yes if you already have music you enjoy and want to progress with bring these to lessons, I also have a range of music we can go through to see if anything takes your fancy, i can also recommend music for you to purchase
To discuss anything further please contact me for a free telephone call to arrange your first Flute lesson