- Flute 2021
February 13, 2021 - December 11, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tutor for 2021 is Marie Willis
The flute is a member of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. The flute player blows into a hole at the side of the end-piece. A musician who plays the flute can be referred to as a flute player, a flautist, a flutist, or less commonly a fluter. The flute has a very soft tone, but it is sweet and very agile. The flute is held horizontally.
To play flute a child will need to have arms long enough to reach the holes and strong enough to support the instrument out to one side. The recommended starting age is 9 years or 8 years with one year music experience or 7 years with two years musical experience. Younger students may need to use a curved head on a normal full sized flute. It is one of the easier instruments to learn as it does not require the more difficult mouthing of other woodwind (reed) instruments and the fingering is less difficult.
Lessons: Each lesson is 45 minutes in length and can accommodate up to six students per class
Class Times: Saturday mornings between 8.30 and 12.30pm
Please put your preferred time in the additional information field on the registration form. (e.g prefer early morning,mid morning or late morning)
Once enrolled, the music school supervisor will allocate an appropriate time according to ability & level.
Instrument Hire: From 2018 we no longer hire instruments at the music school. We recommend KBB music. You can go to their rental page from here. https://www.kbbmusic.co.nz/rentals/
Class Dates: Classes run for all four school terms – see 2021 calendar for dates
Recommended age: 9 years old
Flute book ‘Take up the Flute’ Book 1 – $30.00
Flute book ‘Take up the Flute’ Book 2 – $30.00
After enrolment, please see the Supervisor or the class teacher about which music book is right for your child’s class and level, so that you can buy the right one.