Flute Lessons Southwest Child Playing Flute Hero

Want to learn the flute in the beautiful South West?

Flute Lessons South West WA welcomes all who want to learn the flute from the age of eight and up*. My aim is to nurture every student’s love of music and grow their ability as musicians. Together we will create a consistent, intelligent and playful approach to practice that is both joyful and rewarding.

In the right environment everyone can learn to play an instrument. 

*I am happy to take students at a younger age, but there are special considerations in working with a younger age group. If you may be interested please contact me to discuss.

Flute Lessons Southwest Child Playing Flute Hero

Want to learn the flute in the beautiful South West?

Flute Lessons South West WA welcomes all who want to learn the flute from the age of eight and up*. My aim is to nurture every student’s love of music and grow their ability as musicians. Together we will create a consistent, intelligent and playful approach to practice that is both joyful and rewarding.

In the right environment everyone can learn to play an instrument. 

*I am happy to take students at a younger age, but there are special considerations in working with a younger age group. If you may be interested please contact me to discuss.

Our Flute Program

Weekly Individual Lessons

In individual lessons, students receive my undivided attention and a tailored lesson plan to suit their learning needs. Progress is monitored and students receive on the spot feedback.

Ensemble Classes

Students play together working on lesson repertoire, ensemble pieces, scales and technique.

Ensemble class is fun, and social bonds are formed.

Musicianship and Theory Classes

There is more to music than reading the dots on the page and pressing the right combination of keys to form the correct pitch. Becoming a musician involves musical training and appreciation.

Group Flute Lessons

Group flute lessons can be an affordable and effective alternative to individual flute lessons. I would recommend that students taking these classes be adults.

Why Southwest Flute?

Flute Lessons South West takes a holistic approach to learning the flute.

Beyond the artistry, skills, and well documented academic benefits of learning an instrument, I genuinely care for my students’ experience of learning. If something isn’t progressing, I get curious about why.

Sometimes a lack of practice has less to do with motivation and more to do with understanding how to best fit it in with the whole family’s schedule. Sometimes a student fears making mistakes. Deliberately playing every note wrong with the correct rhythm generally results in laughter and a willingness to play fearlessly. Every student is unique, and I love to work with whatever they bring.

Flute Lessons Southwest Teacher and Boy Flute Lessons
Flute Lessons Southwest Teenager Playing Flute

How to Book

1

Book a trial lesson

Let’s have a chat about what you want from flute lessons for your child or yourself. I’m happy to answer any questions.

2

Enroll

You are also welcome to observe a lesson if there is one at a time that suits you.

3

Call me

Our schedule is based on the Western Australian School Term

“The flute’s an amazing instrument. It produces a beautiful sound, it’s versatile, and is extremely portable, so you can play wherever and whenever you want.”

Karen Dunlop

Flute Lessons Southwest Teacher and Student background

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There is a wide price range for flutes. As a beginner you don’t need to purchase a hugely expensive flute to get a good quality instrument. However, you should avoid buying a poorly made flute or it could have an adverse effect on the learning experience. As specialists in everything to do with flutes, I recommend purchasing from Flutes and Flutists. They have always looked after me well and will find a good student flute for you. They offer rent to own plans, as well as guaranteed buy back and trade up plans.  As an affiliate member with them, Flutes and Flutists offer free return shipping to me for all trials.

Contact Flutes and Flutists or view their website for further details.

Ph. (02) 9079 1256
https://flutesandflutists.com/

Purchasing or hiring a flute is an important decision and there are alternatives. I am happy to help you with this if you would like to discuss.

For younger students a parent or carer needs to be in the lesson so they know how to give support and guidance at home. When the child is ready to be more independent, attendance can be cut back progressively. I will continue to email lesson notes to assist home practice. I can record the lesson, or segments of the lesson and supply a link to view if desired.

No allowance in fees will be made for lessons missed by a student. An online lesson will be offered in case of mild illness, lack of transport, or need to isolate. If this can’t be managed and an absence is unavoidable a student will be offered one make-up lesson within that term if a mutually suitable time and venue can be arranged.

If I need to cancel a lesson, I will make every effort to make up the lesson within that term. Failing this, credit for that lesson will be carried forward.

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Kind Words

Instrumental for love of learning

“Karen was Pepper’s flute teacher practicing the Suzuki method for around six years. She has been instrumental for Pepper’s love of learning and playing the flute.

We couldn’t be more happy about where Pepper is currently on his musical journey, having been invited recently to participate in the State Honours Ensemble Program of South East Queensland and was also selected to play in the Wind Symphony in his current High School. We wouldn’t be here without Karen’s wonderful, sensitive approach and love of teaching flute to a very high standard.”

Amazing teacher

“Karen has taught me to play the flute for the last four years. She has kept me motivated and grown my love of learning music. Karen always explains things in depth to me so that I can understand. I appreciate how patient she is with me even when it takes me a long time to get something right.

Karen is kind to me every lesson and has helped me to build my confidence playing the flute and also at school. She is an amazing teacher and I can’t wait to keep learning with her.”

She’s a gem!

“There is not a lesson that goes by that we don’t think of the amazing Karen. She taught our child how to play the flute from the age of four. Karen understands each child and what they may need on any given day, on their journey to discover the joys of having a musical instrument in their lives. Karen was always present and our child loved going to flute lessons. She was not strict but playful. Sometimes they would go off curriculum and explore some other pieces. Karen was excellent during the long months we had to have online lessons. Other parents still talk about how much we all miss Karen and the gift that she gave our kids as a wonderful teacher and a beautiful human being. She’s a gem!”