help your child uncover their beautiful sound
Is your child frustrated because they're struggling to learn flute in band?
Has your child shown interest in flute, but you're unsure where to start?
Are you worried that you'll start lessons, but your child won't stick with it?
If the answer is yes, you're in the right place. I've helped many children and teens learn to play the flute, improve their playing, and succeed in band.
My students practice effectively, progress quickly, and increase their confidence as they work to achieve their goals.
Most importantly, my students love their flute lessons.
One of my students is very quiet and shy. She had a history of giving up on activities, so her parents were worried that she might not stick with flute. I’ve been teaching her for a year now, and not only did she stick with it, but she tells me that playing the flute is “really, really fun” and she practices every single day! Her playing has improved so much, and she has gained confidence as a result.
DEVELOP A BEAUTIFUL SOUND
We break down the flute-playing process so that your child learns to make a great sound from the start. This makes playing (and listening!) more enjoyable.
PLAY MUSIC THEY LOVE
Each year, your child will record their own mini album of their favorite music. When you look back, you'll be amazed at how much they've progressed!
IMPROVE THIER PLAYING
Your child's lessons are customized to their unique needs and goals. We'll help your child get clear about their goals and show them exactly which steps to take to accomplish those goals.
Your child will learn specific practice techniques to get the most out of their practice. By practicing thoughtfully and deliberately, they'll get better results in less time.
Your child will complete weekly practice reflections that encourage them to thoughtfully evaluate their own playing and promote accelerated progress.
INCREASE THEIR CONFIDENCE
As your child develops their skills and learns to problem-solve, they will become more confident in their school band program and in their at-home practice.
When you join our program, your child will...
"My granddaughter loves Melissa's teaching. She was never able to make a sound on the flute during school band, but she made a sound within the first five minutes of her introductory lesson and she was so happy! For the first time, she feels successful with the flute and is able to keep up in her band program at school."
- TENA, FLUTE PARENT
"Melissa's love for music is contagious. She encourages her students to develop a passion for learning and to overcome challenges. My son took lessons with Melissa for several years and developed a strong playing technique and love for music. He is now a leader in a very demanding music program at his middle school."
- CLARY, FLUTE PARENT