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Learn the Basics: FLUTE

Rachel Hardman
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This class is designed specifically for students brand new to the flute. The course covers the essential basics of learning the flute so that your child can be ready to join school band with confidence.

Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 6
Beginner Level
5 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to the Flute
How to assemble the flute safely. Good practice and care for your instrument. How to hold the instrument and make your first sound! Learn your first few notes!
Lesson 2
Making a sound and first notes.
How to hold the flute correctly. Good finger / hand placement for the left and right hand. Learning how to play the first 3 notes on the flute - BAG. Learning to play simple pieces using those notes.
Lesson 3
How to use the breath and tongue for making a good sound
Learning to tongue the notes correctly. Learning F and C. Reading notes and playing simple music.
Lesson 4
Reading and playing beginner songs for the flute
Playing songs with the first 5 notes on the flute. How to read beat values and notes.
Lesson 5
Why does the flute sound stop and other useful tips for the beginner flutist
Reviewing C, B, A, G and F. Review music covered during the course.
I have 25 years of classroom and band teaching at an international level.  I have a degree in music and a masters in education.  I have run many successful school bands and helped hundreds of young musicians start their musical careers.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: included
Feedback: included
Details: It is expected that students do personal practice on the flute between the classes to master the skills being taught. This is the best way for success in a short amount of time on the instrument.
Students must have access to a flute at home for the classes and to practice on.  
Good audio settings on zoom.
Joined February, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
Non-US Teaching Certificate in Music/Theater/Arts
Master's Degree in Education from Open University, UK
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from University of Salford, UK
Hey Everyone!

I teach music lessons online and have been a secondary classroom music teacher for over 25 years, teaching in the UK and internationally.  I have a degree in music and a PGCE and Masters in Education.

I help middle and high school... 


Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
30 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 10-14
1-9 learners per class

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