The flute is a poplar side-blown woodwind instrument used in a broad number of musical styles including Western classical music, jazz, folk, military band music and even occasionally in rock. It’s the oldest musical instrument that’s still in existence. Flutes have been found that are over 40,000 years old. There’s a wide repertoire of music written for the Western Concert flute by composers throughout the ages, the oldest being Vivaldi’s flute concerto, La tempesta di mare. Some famous classical compsitions featuring flute include Mozart’s Magic Flute, Prokofieff’s Peter & The Wolf and Debussy’s Syrinx. The flute is also featured in jazz and rock, notable artistes being Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eric Dolphy, Yusef Lateef and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.
We offer flute lessons to students of all ages and abilities. For students interested in grades, we offer preparation for ABRSM and Trinity exam boards.
Q: Is the flute expensive to learn?
A: There are various brands with different ranges of student flutes – some very affordable and of a good quality. There are flutes to suit very young students too. Please contact us to help you find the right instrument.
Q: Is it easy to learn?
A: The flute is great fun to play. Your teacher will teach you the tone, range, technique and repertoire for you to progress. At the same time, you will learn basic or advanced music theory (depends on your level) and musicianship.
Q: Do you prepare for the graded exams?
A: Yes, I prepare students for the graded exams, either the ABRSM or Trinity-Guildhall. If you want to play for fun, you are also welcome.
Q: Will I have the opportunity to play with other people?
A: The answer is yes! There are multiples ensembles and orchestras where the flute is played. At Ebony and Ivory Music School we have guitarists and pianists who can accompany you the flute and piano repertoire. There are also opportunities to play chamber music, many ensemble combinations and even two orchestras which makes a very complete educational experience for everyone.
The teacher is a very experienced orchestral player and offers lessons on orchestral repertoire and piccolo.
Q: Will I have the opportunity to perform?
A:nYes, there is an end of term concert where students show the work they have done during the term.
To book your flute lesson with us, give us a call on 020 8200 5510 or use our music lessons enquiry form.