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FLUTE LESSON FAQs FOR ADULTS

WHERE IS MIND BODY MUSIC ACADEMY LOCATED?
​Mind Body Music Academy is located in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Jamaica Plain (Boston). We are accessible by public transportation via the Orange Line or any MBTA bus that stops at Forest Hills Station. Free street parking is available for students who choose to drive.

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer flute lessons for beginner through advanced students. We also offer wellness coaching and workshops for students, music teachers, and professional musicians.

HOW OFTEN AND HOW LONG ARE LESSONS?
Lessons for adults are one hour in duration. Adult students may choose to enroll in weekly lessons, which follow a term schedule, or drop-in lessons for more flexible scheduling options.

HOW DOES THE LESSON SCHEDULE WORK?
The year is split into three lesson terms: term 1 (September - January), term 2 (February - June), and term 3 (June or July - August). By registering for music lessons at Mind Body Music Academy, students commit to the entire term of lessons. The lesson schedule typically follows the Boston Public Schools schedule, and we generally don't have lessons during holiday weeks. A detailed schedule is outlined at the start of each term.

HOW MUCH PRACTICE IS REQUIRED?
Effective, deliberate practice is the foremost predictor of student success in music. Playing an instrument is a highly technical skill that can only be gained through consistent deliberate practice. In other words, students who do not practice will not progress. Students who choose to enroll in music lessons are making a commitment to regular at-home practice at least 5 days per week.

WHAT MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT WILL I NEED?
Students are responsible for renting or purchasing an instrument.* Additionally, students are responsible for obtaining sheet music and method books, instrument accessories, practice aids, and other miscellaneous materials as directed by the teacher.

*Quality instruments are necessary for students to be successful, so it's best to purchase an instrument with the guidance of a teacher. It's never a good idea to purchase an instrument from Amazon, Walmart, or other stores or websites that are not legitimate musical instrument dealers. While these items may be advertised as musical instruments, they are actually toys and are not suitable for lessons.