Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Top Ten Reasons to Take Flute Lessons

The top ten reasons to take flute lessons from a quality flute teacher:

10. The flute teacher knows about a whole lot of really cool flute music (sheetmusic, flute CDs for playalongs, flute duets, flute solos, and general cool stuff that can be hard to find on your own.)

9. The flute teacher knows what it's like to be a flute player (they might have insights into EXACTLY what you're going through in band, at school, in your competition, in your life!) and may be able to offer tips to help you through each stage.

8. The flute teacher can test your instrument and determine if it needs repair or replacement (saving you loads of frustration.)

7. You can play high quality duets in your flute lessons for fun. And you can meet a whole lot of other flute playing students, get connected to flute groups, and play in flute choirs and other groups through your teacher's studio connections.

6. You can learn fascinating insights about performing flute music.

5. Your flute teacher may be the only person you know who feels as passionately about flute playing as you do!

4. A quality flute teacher will save you YEARS of working on the wrong things and wasting your own time.

3. Flute lessons are less expensive than almost any of your other activities, and the happiness lasts longer.

2. A good flute teacher will open up incredible worlds of musical imagination to you.

And the number 1 reason for taking flute lessons:

1. So that you can enjoy your flute playing more than you even thought possible, because it's EASIER than you thought to be really really good at it. :>)

Hope this helps, send it on to flutey folk you know who may want lessons.

Best,
Jen Cluff
Comments (11)
Blogger Susan said...

Jen,

These are really great!! Can I borrow them?

Susan in VA

Monday, April 16, 2007 3:26:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Yes, please feel free to hand around, print or send, but add my website address to the bottom, thanks:
www.jennifercluff.com

It will help prospective flute students to find all the other flute articles.
Best,
Jen

Monday, April 16, 2007 9:37:00 AM

 
Blogger Christina said...

Now if only I could get parents to realize those points as well. I think so many just think a flute teacher is a flute teacher. And nothing against music stores, but the one I used to teach at would just let anyone come in and teach. The parents didn't even ask about credentials or anything. The couple people highly qualified charged more and had fewer students, because parents preferred the cheapest teacher.

Friday, April 20, 2007 3:31:00 PM

 
Blogger Number 11 said...

Thanks for the help, especially the diagrams for how to blow! I've had a flute for 2 whole days (!)

P.S. Your feedburner subscribe won't work. It says you don't have an email subscription ...

Sunday, April 22, 2007 6:01:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Hi Eleven,

I just tested the feedburner subscription and it worked.
Maybe it was on a "time out" when you tried it.
Feel free to try again,
Best,
Jen

Sunday, April 22, 2007 9:26:00 AM

 
Anonymous #11 said...

Thanks

Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:59:00 AM

 
Blogger Number 11 said...

Feeburner still gives this message after the email verification page:-

The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled

Email Subscription Request

Monday, April 30, 2007 9:46:00 AM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Thanks for the headsup, 11, I'll look into it.
Best,
Jen

Monday, April 30, 2007 10:47:00 AM

 
Anonymous Ericka said...

Hey Jen,
I Really wish my mom and dad would get me a Flute Teacher. I Really Really love the Flute and want to play it for a long time. I'm just wondering how much it would cost, To get a good teacher thats fun to be around.

p.s. A teacher in Regina

Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:54:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

Dear Ericka,
There is a flute choir in Regina, run by a very nice colleague of mine from my University days.
Check it out here:
http://www.nfaonline.org/resources/clubschoirs1

Good luck, and don't forget you can raise your own flute lesson money from washing cars, walking dogs, shovelling snow, and/or house cleaning.
Best,
Jen

Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Jen Cluff said...

P.S. Ericka, that link seems to not work too well.
Here's the info:
Campbell Flute Choir
2112 Argyle St.
Regina Saskatchewan

Email: tarasemple@sasktel.net

Best, Jen

Saturday, September 06, 2008 5:03:00 PM

 

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