Our private flute lessons generally start at age 7 and older, but sometimes, younger students will start with a special curved-head flute. We have both male and female flute instructors and as with all our instruments, the teachers have university or college degrees in woodwind instruments. Our flute lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute or 1-hour lengths. Our flute students have the option to perform in our Fall recital with many also performing in local music festivals and honor bands.
Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons – Our private saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons start from age 8 onwards. Earlier than age 8, a student typically does not have the lung capacity and strength to handle these instruments. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors actively perform in all types of bands and ensembles and as soloists. Saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and 1-hour lengths.
Bassoon & Oboe Lessons – We also offer lessons in other woodwind instruments such as bassoon and oboe. Most bassoon lessons or oboe lessons start at age 11 or older as these double reed instruments are a little more difficult for younger students. Our private bassoon lessons and oboe lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute and 1-hour lengths.
Interesting Fact: Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Oboe instruments are classified as a “woodwind” instrument because they have a wooden reed that vibrates when a person blows across it which produces its lovely sound. The flute, at one time, used to be a wooden instrument and that is why it is classified to this day as a member of the woodwind family.