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.
Jason is a professional woodwind player, accomplished composer and educator who brings a wealth of experience and helps students to reach their full potential. He has been at the forefront of the music industry for the last three decades, touring the world with the historical elite. Jason Thornton is primarily a saxophonist but plays all woodwind instruments to advanced levels.
HE PLAYS: C Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo Flute, EWI, Sopranino Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Piano, Bass and Guitar.
HIS PLAYING CREDITS INCLUDE - Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, Cher, Cat Stevens,The Troggs, 1927, Matt Finish, and The Masters Apprentices. Most recently he has been working with Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Ian Moss (Cold Chisel), Craig Calhoun (Temptations), as well as many local acts.
AS AN EDUCATOR - The Australian Institute of Music, Australian International Conservatorium of Music, Capilano University (Vancouver), University of Western Sydney,Southern Institute of Technology (NZ), Edinburgh University (Scotland), Mitchell Conservatorium.
- Flute and Saxophone Tutor