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  • Where are lessons held?
    Lessons are held at my home in Briargate, on the north side of Colorado Springs.
  • What are your teaching qualifications?
    I earned my Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2014 which involved many hours of teaching in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. I have taught flute and piano for 9 years.
  • How much do you charge for your teaching services?
    I charge a flat monthly rate tuition. For more information click here. 30-minute lessons: $78 per month 45-minute lessons: $103 per month 60-minute lessons: $134 per month
  • What flutes do you recommend?
    First, never buy an instrument that you haven't seen in person. Many websites offer trials for instruments so you can decide if the instrument is a good fit for you. Avoid Ebay and Amazon! Beginner flutes: Yamaha and Jupiter closed-hole student flutes such as the YFL-222 or the JFL700. If your child is particularly small for their age, consider buying a flute with a curved headjoint or the Jupiter "Prodigy" model which has smaller finger buttons and a reduced length. Intermediate flutes: Jupiter DiMedici 911 or 1011, Yamaha 321 or 381, Altus Azumi 3000. If possible, go for a solid silver headjoint. Advanced flutes (college music major): This guide is excellent for serious college students purchasing a flute. I personally play on a Powell and love it, but every player will need something different.
  • Can I take piano lessons if I don't own a piano?
    If you do not own a piano and cannot afford to invest in one, I would recommend starting with an electric keyboard. Find an excellent, high-quality keyboard with weighted keys. If you plan to advance on the piano, you should purchase a keyboard with 88 weighted keys. Also make sure you will be able to use a sustain pedal with the keyboard. Many keyboards have built-in speakers, but some do not. Make sure to purchase speakers if your model does not have built-in sound production. Your electric keyboard must have touch-sensitivity. This is how pianists produce dynamics, or changes in volume, and you should never purchase a keyboard without it. Additionally, find a keyboard with at least 10-note polyphony, otherwise the keyboard may omit notes in some full chords you will play.
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