Flute Lessons in Seaforth or Online Via Zoom

I work with
beginners through to advanced level flute students
who want a positive warm engaging
encouraging
degree qualified
experienced teacher mentor

 

PREPARE for Playing in the School Band

I love the silvery sound it makes

Term 3 of the year before you want to play in the school band,
is the best time to begin. Why?
The band conductor moves the band along at quite a pace!
A lot of players are left behind.
Be well prepared, and succeed!

When you begin early,
you are able to form a good embouchure (how your mouth is shaped when you blow), have a well established practise routine, and be confident in the flute playing basics. This means you are much less likely to become discouraged because it’s way too hard,
goes way too fast,
and you are much more likely to enjoy it!
When you are confident, it can be very social.

Beginning lessons early is also an opportunity to decide without the pressure,
whether you really want to play the flute and are suited to it.

Do you love it’s sound? Is your build suitable? Is your mouth a good shape for it?
Will your child be needing braces in the next few years?
Are early morning rehearsals okay?
Can you and your child commit to the daily practise routine?

These are some of the things you need to consider before you take on
the commitment and expense of being in the band.
Northern Beach Flute Lessons

Interested? Have Questions?
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Individual lessons for when  you play FLUTE in the School Band

* Suitable for beginner to more advanced players
* Learn to read music fluently with correct notes & rhythm
* Individual attention with lots of warm encouragement
* Includes basic music theory
* Includes general knowledge and aural (listening) development
* Learn to sight-read proficiently
* Northern Beaches Flute Lessons
* Interested? Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Flute Lessons with AMEB Exams

She loves performing

Weekly structured lessons leading to the music exam date.
Wide variety of choice for pieces to play.
I accompany you on the piano in most lessons.
It’s a very musical way to learn & enjoy growing your skill.
To complete the exam there is a theory, general knowledge and aural requirement which I will guide you through.
The program is a rigorous commitment, with the amount of daily practise required increasing each year. Northern Beaches Flute Lessons.
Interested? Have Questions?
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Flute Lessons for School Band ONLY

Northern Beaches Girl Plays the Flute

Are you playing in a group lesson and now would like a lesson with undivided attention?
In individual lessons, we focus on building you as a flute player, at your pace.
You learn to play band music only.
You grow your ability to sight-read and recognise the rhythms fluently.
You learn basic theory while learning the pieces.
Northern Beaches Flute Lessons.

Interested? Have Questions?
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Flute Lessons – School Band Plus

Flute in the School Band

Your child is playing in the school band and would like to learn more and different flute music. They would like to learn about the world of music beyond playing in the band & practising at home eg being accompanied on the piano, playing flute duets, pop music, classical music, folk music, jazz fusion. Thinking you might want them to work towards achieving a music exam sometime?
Northern Beaches Flute Lessons.

Interested? Have Questions?
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Flute Lessons because you want to

You love playing and are looking for inspiration. You were in a band or orchestra years ago and miss playing.
I can keep you moving forward.

There is a LOT of music written for flute and piano to discover. Do you enjoy classical, folk, jazz fusion, pop or movie themes? There are also many play-a-long recordings made for flute to be accompanied by an orchestra or band, which I can introduce you to.

During the lessons, I accompany you on the piano, or we play a flute duet.
Northern Beaches Flute Lessons.
Interested? Have Questions?
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

Flute Lessons when you’re rusty and
want to enjoy playing again

Music may guide you to your heart’s wisdom

Perhaps you played for many years, and that was years ago.
We discuss what you are wanting to achieve and make a plan.
Is there a particular style of music you want to play?
Is your work stressful and you need more self-care?
More me-time?

Playing the flute is great for helping us relax.
The deep breathing is powerful.
Perhaps you might be retired and want to learn music.
You’ve always loved the flute sound.

Together we make a musical plan and begin.
Northern Beaches Flute Lessons.
Interested? Have Questions
Call Pamela 0439 988 567

                    

Flute Lessons for when your thyroid is underactive

From personal experience, I find playing the flute helps my health in many ways, especially with expressing myself creatively and getting my metabolism moving. It combines several of what natural health practitioners say is good for an underactive thyroid – slow diaphragmatic breathing, expressing yourself creatively, and being active – allow your voice to be heard.
I also find it brings my brain alive – Music ignites your brain by Dr Anita Collins.

In her article about hypothyroidism in Yoga International Dr Carrie Demers says

Learn to express yourself. From a holistic standpoint, I like to encourage my hypothyroid patients to literally and figuratively find their voice. According to the subtle anatomy of yoga, the throat (the fifth chakra) is the center of creativity and expression. If you’ve never been encouraged to express yourself, go ahead and sing, shout out loud, take a theater class—get those creative juices flowing and experience what it feels like to hear your own voice. Since the throat center is also the nexus between the head and the heart, you can move toward a more harmonious balance here by contemplating the authenticity in your life. Ask yourself questions like, Am I doing the work in the world that I truly want to do? How can I more fully embody my genuine self?

So if you would love to play the flute, and express yourself creatively, I would love to guide you. Let’s have a chat.
Flute sessions can be face to face (with social distancing provisions) or online. My time zone is AET.
Interested? Have Questions.
Email Pamela here.

 

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