Christensen’s offer flute lessons for both children from as young as 8 years, and adults. You can’t beat the subtle tone of a flute which is still one of the most popular musical instruments of all. Although a flute doesn’t have a reed it is still in the category of woodwind instruments.
The initial challenge with playing a flute is to achieve a reasonable sound. After that it’s clear sailing as a flute is nice and light to hold, and the fingering of notes is relatively easy.
Learning to play flute at Christensen’s is a rewarding experience right from the very beginning as students play from our own song books with great play-along accompaniments. This is a real advantage for both beginners and advancing players, as it helps with ‘ear’ development, rhythm and timing. Furthermore playing to music accompaniment makes practicing the flute even more enjoyable.
Whether your child is a total beginner or is ready to progress to the next level with their flute playing, Christensen’s are the right people to teach your child. In addition to teaching good flute embouchure (blowing) technique, we also give attention to developing a child’s natural ‘ear’ and rhythm abilities, and of course the reading of music. Furthermore it is so important that children understand music theory which we teach using fun theory quiz material. (this is often overlooked by many teachers and schools)
For children we recommend our small group classes in which we take 2 to 3 children maximum per class. Kids like the interaction of being with other children and if class sizes are not too big, they also receive individual attention as required. Also our learning material is compatible with other instruments which means different instruments can be mixed within the same class. This enhances a child’s musicianship skills and confidence with band playing. Individual flute tuition is also available for children if required. All children’s lessons are term based.
Note: If your child is under 8 years they would be too young to learn a wind or brass instrument. For this age bracket we recommend Music Discovery, Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard, Violin.
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Playing flute is a very self-satisfying musical pursuit and with individual lessons we can take you at your own pace no matter what your skill level. You can learn just for pleasure or to play in a band or orchestra if you wish. Whether you are a total beginner or simply wanting to advance your flute playing skills, Christensen’s individual flute lessons will help you achieve your musical goals easily. Term or casual lessons can be arranged to suit your circumstances.
Flute rental is available for students enrolled for ‘in-person’ lessons on a term basis. If you would prefer to buy a flute we also sell instruments and can give you valuable guidance with your purchase. We can obtain good quality flutes direct from reputable suppliers. However initially for beginners we recommend renting to see how you or your child progresses before buying.
Flute Rental Cost is $11 p/week. All rental is payable in advance by the term or term’s remainder.
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Co-owner – Flute Teacher
Rod is a multi-instrumentalist with a lifetime of musical experience. As well as having taught music through his privately owned music schools, Rod’s had considerable experience as an instrumental music instructor in school music programs. In addition to his teaching experience, Rod has performed music professionally as a soloist and in duos and bands since his early teens, plus he’s presented a children’s music show demonstrating 10 different musical instruments, and has also been in the role of musical director of a 12 piece tribute band.
Above all Rod relates well to all ages with varying levels of experience, and explains instrument playing skills and music theory very clearly and thoroughly.
Co-owner – Enquiries & Bookings
Keryn looks after all enquiries, bookings, student scheduling and invoicing. To contact her we recommend phoning as it’s always easier to discuss lesson days & times and other factors in person, but you are welcome to email if you prefer.
Office: 5494 7502 Mobile: 0418 159408