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The Flute

The flute is a versatile instrument which lends itself to classical, folk or jazz musicianship and has a beautiful mellow tone – even when played by beginners! It is also lightweight and portable which is great if you would like to play with other musicians in bands, orchestras, or ensembles, and there is no need for separate parts or transposing skills to do so.

Who Can Learn?

There is no ‘ideal’ age to start playing the flute, the only requirement is that your hands are big enough to reach the keys (overall length can be adjusted using a swan head joint). I usually recommend that flute is suitable for boys and girls aged 7 years or older but please do come for a chat and to hold a flute if you’d like some advice.

I am also an experienced teacher of adult learners. It’s never too late to learn an instrument and lessons can be tailored to suit your requirements whether you’re an accomplished player wanting to fine tune your skills, dusting off an old instrument, or learning for the first time.

Learning With Me

  • Choose to follow the ABRSM syllabus, pursue individual performance/development goals, or learn just for fun!
  • Visit my dedicated home studio in Lodge Moor (Sheffield, S10) or learn online via Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc.
  • Book weekly lessons of 30 minutes for beginners, or longer for advanced students.
  • Lessons cost £18 for 30 minutes (free taster lessons & trial flute available).
  • Get in touch to discuss your preferred times – lessons available daytimes, evenings, and weekends.

Qualifications

As explained by The ABRSM “…assessments motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them a series of realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements…that nurture and evaluate…performance and progress”. Associated Board music grades also translate into UCAS points for university applications!

I have an excellent track record of supporting students of all ages through formal qualifications including ABRSM grades (often with merits & distinctions), performance diplomas (Trinity & ABRSM), the performance elements of GCSE & A Level Music, and auditions for further education entrance/scholarships.

Performance Opportunities

All of my students have the opportunity to take part in our AMH Music Concerts. These events allow them to practise their performance and ensemble skills, meet others with similar interests, and share and celebrate their achievements with their friends and families.

I also support many of my students in a wide variety of other opportunities throughout Sheffield, Yorkshire, and the UK. From church bands to regional and national youth orchestras, I am delighted to inspire a wonderful variety of musical journeys!

“Then clear on a flute of purest gold, a sweet little fairy played. And wonderful fairy tales she told and marvellous music made.”

-Ida Rentoul Outhwaite