learning the Flute
Bio: The oldest flute discovered was made from a fragment of a juvenile cave bear around 43,000 years ago. Now made from silver or gold, it is about 2 feet in length and is one of the highest wind instruments.
The sound is produced by a row of holes, covered by keys which are pressed when the mouthpiece is blown into.
Flute Lessons: We teach from 10 years and up
Flute Purchase price: From £150 to £600
Flute Rental price: From £15 per month
Flute in performance
Ben Carr is a recorder player, flautist and drummer. He studied Music at the University of Bristol, where he performed in the University Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble. He also performed with the Renaissance ensemble Rosafresca, formed an Irish Folk band, and regularly drummed in his church. For several years he also drummed for a big band at his school, where he has a Music Scholarship.
Ben is currently studying for an MMus in Historical Performance on recorders at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. His post-graduate studies are generously supported by the Michael James Musical Trust, a Derek Butler award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and a scholarship award from the Guildhall School.
Ben loves teaching the flute, recorders and drum kit to young people of all ages. He also regularly works on the Social Staff for the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain. When not performing, listening and writing about music, Ben loves to train for 10ks and half marathons.
Multi-talented teacher and musician, committed to providing a solid education in music appreciation through adapting to pupils needs and capture their interest and imagination. She has over 6 years of professional music-related experience, 4 of which have included private teaching which have run alongside her academic studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She feels confident that her enthusiastic approach and skills would inspire and support the next generation of young musicians to learn and develop.
At the end of this academic year, she will acquire a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance of the Saxophone. In addition hse has the necessary qualifications in clarinet, flute and piano, for which she has given lessons privately.
Alongside her degree, Bethany has received extra tuition in teaching, which has included going into schools in and around London and putting on group/class lessons which involved rhythmic games with percussion instruments, singing and clapping, and introducing the different instruments that she can play.
Being a multi-instrumentalist, she is a versatile individual and through her experience of teaching and performing, she can adapt to any situation. A meticulous planner of lessons, she ensures that everything is covered comprehensively allowing pupils the opportunity to perform confidently and progress to exams in a friendly environment.
After Graduating from Trinity Music College in 2006, as well as teaching privately, Rosie has performed as part of various Flute-and-Guitar duos at corporate events in London. She has been providing informal flute and guitar or flute and piano concerts at various residential homes in London focusing on therapeutic benefits that music brings to people. As well as teaching private pupils of various levels and ages, preparing them for Grades exams, Rosie also teaches a workshop for adults with learning difficulties as a musician.
Currently, she is involved in writing a production which combines live flute performance, story- tellingand dance; she is also writing comedy-songs with her guitarist husband.
Being just 15 Martyna Bezdziecka started gaining her experience by playing in flute in a secondary music school. Her trio won twice at the Festival Chamber Music in Sosnowiec in Poland. After she had graduated with State Secondary Classical Music Diploma Martyna attended the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice.
Meanwhile, she was lucky enough to have lessons with Emily Beynon, William Bennet, Barbara Gissler Hasse, Denis Bouriakov and Peter Lukas Graf. Martyna has attended many courses in Poland and abroad eg. William Bennet Summer School, Winter Interpretation Course in Szczawno Zdroj – prof. Peter Lukas Graff, International Flute Festival in Poznan, just to name a few.
Martyna is principal flute in Academic Symphony Orchestra in Katowice and was lucky enough to play alongside excellent conductors: Kimcherie Lloyd, Michal Klauza, Jacek Kasprzyk, Pawel Kotla. She is also a member of the Academic Baroque Orchestra in Katowice and Wind Orchestra in Katowice.
Harry is a professionally trained self-employed musician. He recently graduated from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance (saxophone). In addition to his saxophone playing, Harry also has a strong knowledge of flute, clarinet and the piano. Harry has performed in many musical environments from Jazz to Classical and beyond. He has experience teaching both large groups and one-to-one. His dynamic lessons have proved to be both insightful and motivating.
Daniel is a Spanish clarinettist and saxophonist currently studying the musical instrument repair trade at South Thames College in London. He read his Bachelor’s degree with honours in clarinet, symphony orchestra and chamber music and obtained the first prize to perform the Aaron Copland’s clarinet concert with the orchestra at Higher School of Music in Seville (Spain). In addition, he took part in several master-classes and training courses all around the world with clarinettists such as Andreas Sundén, Nicholas Cox, Radovan Cavallin, César Martín, Hedwig Swimberghe, Ramón Barona, Dimitry Ashkenazy, J.E. Lluna, Josep Fuster, Justo Sanz, Piotr Szymyslic or José Luís Estellés. Daniel has also performed with several music groups such as clarinet quartets, wind quintets, wind ensembles, symphonic concert bands of music or youth and professional symphony orchestras. He has had special opportunities to work with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville (ROSS) and the Ciudad de Granada Orchestra (OCG) performing with well-known musicians such as the opera singer Plácido Domingo and guest conductors from all over the world. Furthermore, since his relocated to London, Daniel has performed with British orchestras such as the University of London Symphony Orchestra (ULSO). Daniel has worked as a private music teacher, and always adapts his lessons to students’ needs and levels in order to help them to achieve their goals.