Joining a technique class

Learning alone is fun but learning together is so much more fun!

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What exactly is a technique class?

Technique Classes are an opportunity to really dig into your flute playing and improve your technique. We meet on Zoom in a small group, and spend time exploring different aspects of flute playing, from tone, breathing, and support, to finger speed, scales and so much more. In these classes, I guide you through the exercise, give you a chance to try out the exercises while muted, and then work with each member of the group, one at a time, helping you improve and grow.

 

The magic of this space? Watching and learning from others as I work with them.

 

For some, this may sound terrifying, but it is such a great way to learn from others. Why only learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from others' mistakes as well! There is a high level of trust, support, and kindness for each other in this space while I whip you into shape and help you grow as a flutist. 

When do the classes take place?

There are several different classes that you can join. 

Foundations technique class: 1st and 3rd Sunday at 1 pm Eastern Time/7 pm Central European Time

Intermediate Class:  2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1 pm Eastern Time/7 pm Central European Time

Advanced Class: 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 2.30 pm Eastern Time/ 8.30 pm Central European Time

Mixed groups: 

2nd and 4th Monday 10.30 am Central European Time

2nd and 4th Wednesday 12 pm Eastern Time 6 pm Central European Time

What level do I need to be to participate?

We have classes for novice, intermediate and advanced players, so you can participate, no matter your level. 

How much does it cost?

 

It costs $50 dollars to join the technique classes. This gives you access to up to two classes a month, additional practice resources, class recordings, and dedicated support on your journey from The Flute Practice team. 

What do you need for online classes?

You will need a good stable internet connection and a computer with a decent webcam and microphone.  There are a few possibilities for external microphones and cameras that can be bought, but to start off, whatever you have available is usually enough.  As we go, we can upgrade your setup! At the bottom of this page, I have put some recommended webcams and microphones that you CAN get if you want to. The better the equipment, the better the online experience but don't let technology hold you back. I have worked with dozens of students, some with absolutely no tech-savvy bone in their body, and they have managed! 

My Guarantee

Promises are easy to make and not always kept. So I will not promise that you will be playing with the New York Philharmonic in a week, or even ever...ouch, ok, take a deep breath...here is what I will guarantee: 

 

As a member of my flute family, I will invest in your progress and stay dedicated to your flute journey. I will work to keep you motivated and focused on your journey and help you to see tangible results in your playing. Yes, you can travel this road alone, but I promise it is more fun and way quicker with someone else! 

I want to sign up... what now?

Once you have filled out the application form, I will arrange for us to meet on Zoom. This gives you a chance to meet me and try out Zoom (if you don't know it yet), while at the same time giving me a chance to get to know you and assess where you are in your flute journey so we can figure out the best way forward for you. I will also give you all the information you need and answer any burning questions you may have. After this meeting, I will invite you to join one of the classes free of charge and experience firsthand what it is all about. Don't worry, you don't need to perform or play at all, you can just relax and watch. 

Let's get going

Click on the button below, fill out the application form and we can get started on your journey! 

Suggested equipment: 

Samson Meteor USB Microphone ($76.99)​
Samson Go USB Condenser Microphone ($39.99)
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 ($99.99)​
Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam ($99.99)