The bird of the orchestra, trill away prettily with a magic flute!
Though a favourite among young girls, this instrument is great for every student, male or female, young or mature. The flute is great to begin at about 8 or 9 years old, but for those younger, starting with the recorder is highly recommended. The pitch between the 2 instruments is the same, as are tonguing and breathing techniques for phrasing and sound control.
Learn to breathe properly, learn to use your diaphragm and increase your lung capacity, and produce wonderful music at the same time. Your teacher will teach you to assemble, clean and take care of your instrument.
Justine has more than 25 years of experience as a flute
teacher and performer. She has taught all levels from beginner to university level and has worked with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra - on flute and piccolo - as well as for musical shows such as “The Sound of Music” and “Phantom of the Opera”. Justine studied with international flautists such as: Trevor Wye (UK), Robert Aitken (Europe), Mardi McSullea (Melb) & Uwe Grodd (NZ). Justine also composes and in 2017 co-composed and scored a suite for a 30 piece orchestra and choir called the ANARIS –Symphonic Rhythm Project, recorded at Sydney’s Trackdown Studios.
- M.Mus, B.Mus, LTCL