Basic Rate for 2012-2013
(40 lessons - September to June)
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|Duration||per lesson||10 monthly cheques (4 lessons per month average)|
|Samantha Fu, M.Mus
Flute lessons, Recorder Lessons
Samantha Fu’s passion for music led her to accomplish ARCT Performance certificates for both flute and piano from the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations program in Canada. In 2001 Samantha Fu graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BMus degree, majoring in Flute Performance. During this time Samantha also continued with her piano studies with Vancouver’s leading piano teachers. Read more about flute lessons with Samantha Fu.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
RECORDER TRANSITION TO FLUTE
It is suggested and recommended that students start learning to play the flute at around the ages of 8 or 9, when their arms and fingers are long enough to hold the instrument. Instead, children can start to learn on the recorder first, perhaps beginning at age five.
There are several reasons for this:
- It is a smaller and lighter instrument which would be easier to handle.
- It requires less breath control than other woodwind instruments, so your child can produce a sound more easily.
- Some of the recorder fingerings are very similar (or the same) as flute fingers, which can help make the transition to flute easier when they are older.
- They can still learn the basics of music, such as learning how to read music notes, learning how to count different note values and playing different musical rhythms.
- They will also learn how to coordinate their fingers movements, as well as learn the techniques of breathing and tonguing, which are skills needed to play the flute as well.
- Recorders are inexpensive (about $10) and you can buy them at just about any music store.
- It is easy to keep the instrument clean by using a bit of soap and water (for plastic recorders only).
If the student is aged 8 or 9 and they are still a little small, there is the option for a beginning flute player to have them play on a curved headjoint. The headjoint is a sideways J shape, which makes the reaching of the keys much easier, thus putting less physical strain on the student.