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Where are lessons held?


Lessons are held at my home in Briargate, on the north side of Colorado Springs. I am available to travel up to 15 minutes for $5, additional charges apply for longer distances.




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 8 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: $85 per month 45-minute lessons: $110 per month 60-minute lessons: $125 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.
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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