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.
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.
Jason Thornton is primarily a saxophonist but plays the following;
Sopranino Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Piccolo Flute, C Flute, Alto Flute, EWI, Piano, Bass and Guitar.
- BMus (Hons.) | DipEd | MMus | PhD
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