Flute Lessons | Piano Lessons, Recorder Lessons, Saxophone Lessons | Theory Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music Composition; Graduate Diploma in Teaching Secondary; TCL Flute G8; ABRSM Theory G5
- Pricing: from $30
- Styles: classical, pop
- Suitability: from beginners to intermediate; advanced only flute
Bachelor of Music – Composition (2013) University of Auckland
Graduate Diploma of Teaching – Secondary (2015) University of Auckland, Epsom Teaching Campus
Provisionally Registered Teacher (365480) (expires 13 Feb 2021) [search here]
Trinity Guildhall Advanced Level Examination in Music Performance for Grade 8 Flute (2009) Prepared by Mrs Mary O’Brien LTCL AIRMT
Associated Board of the Royal School of Music Grade 5 Theory Examination passed with Distinction (97%) (2012) Prepared by Miss Leah Channon BMus (Hons) LRSM LTCL
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
Glen Eden Intermediate School Itinerant Tutor in Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone (2019 – present)
Northcote Intermediate School Classroom Music Teacher (0.6) (2018 – present)
Kedgley Music Centre Out of Hours Itinerant Tutor in flute (2018 – present)
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate School Out if Hours Itinerant Tutor in flute/saxophone (2018 – present)
Rosehill College Itinerant Tutor in flute (2018 – present)
Private tutor at Music Mill LTD (Albany (2014-2017); Karaka (2018 – present))
Kelston Music Centre Out of Hours Itinerant Tutor in flute/clarinet/saxophone (2016)
ACG Strathallan School Itinerant Tutor in flute/clarinet/saxophone (years 6-13); Assistant Classroom Teacher (years 7-9); Assistant Jazz/Concert Band leader (years 7-13) (2013-2015)
Kohimarama School Band leaders (years 4-8); Itinerant Music Tutor in flute/clarinet/saxophone/oboe (2013-2015)
Kedgley Intermediate School Band leader (years 7-8) (2013-2015)
Piano Traders LTD Wholesale Liaison and Sheet Music Importer (2015-2018)
What if I’m not sure what instrument I want to learn?
Send me a message and we can talk options. If you are still not sure, book in a time and I can show you in person the flute, clarinet, saxophone and piano.
How much does a lesson cost?
In general, a 30 minute lesson starts at $30. More more times and prices, please check out the prices tab.
Do you teach from home?
Yes! I have a large lounge in my home from where I teach. I have a CASIO Celviano AP-460 digital piano with weighted action, multiple music stands, and large desk for theory club. All of your musical needs for the lesson will be met within this room.
Can parents sit in on the lesson?
Starting music lessons can be nervous for some, and if you would like your parent/guardian to sit in the room for a couple of weeks with us that is okay. However, I would ask any other children not be present in the home.
What do I get in a private music lesson?
Each lesson is one-on-one. Just me and you. After the initial meeting, I will use my experience to assess what teaching method I should use, which in turn will help me to choose a tutor book for you. For most beginners, there are not too many specialised books available. We can always look at a repertoire book that contains a more preferred genre of music (pop, jazz, classical etc). Throughout the lesson you will receive positive verbal reinforcement and encouraging remarks. I firmly believe in the power of positivity and will strive to provide this in each lesson. At the close of the lesson, I will comment on pieces/exercises to work on over the week and briefly talk the practice required. I will check in on mymusicstaff.com to oversee your logged practice hours. If for any reason I feel the lesson was not received by the student, I will contact the parent and double check for other factors in life that may be hindering their focus (death in the family, issues at school etc) before commenting.
Do I have to bring my own instrument?
Yes – unless it is a piano! If you are having a lesson on a recorder, they are nice and cheap to buy! Most retailers will sell a student Yamaha model for around $15. For flute/saxophone I would recommend hiring from ABI Music in Glenfield on the North Shore. They offer very competitive rates, and servicing is included for the hire year. If you are looking to buy a flute/saxophone, please have a chat to Emma first! If you are a piano student, I would recommend a digital piano. The CASIO Privia PX-160 is an affordable, weighted-action keyboard. Why digital? Zero maintenance and easy to maneuver on your own. They also are easy to house as they are considerably smaller than an acoustic piano. And finally, you can use headphones!