Flute Lessons and classes
I enjoy teaching privately and giving classes to groups around the world. Please see below for more information. Thanks to Altus Flutes for all their help. Please get in touch if you would like me to give a flute class in your area.
I teach at my studio in Redhill, Surrey. I also teach in London at Jacques Samuel Pianos in Marble Arch, All Flutes Plus in Warren Street, and in Croydon at Just Flutes. I can also travel by car.
Please let me know if you'd like to have a trial lesson or enquire about anything.
I give private online lessons via Skype or Zoom for anyone around the world who would like a lesson or few. Please do get in touch if you would like to set one up. I provide notes after each lesson for the student to read and work on the exercises provided. Please enquire using the form below.
I teach in a friendly and encouraging way, bringing out the student's potential. Everyone has their own voice and by extension, everyone has their own sound, musicality and expression. So, I try to work on strengthening those elements in a positive way, whilst being very detailed and making the student constantly think about what they are doing and why. I have studied with some of the greatest flute players alive today and I love to share what I have learnt with my students to help their musical progression.
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
I believe that great musicality needs a good foundation in terms of technique and control. I teach things like embouchure flexibility, dynamics, intonation, finger technique amongst others. I use a variety of books and methods to suit the individual's needs.
I teach anyone who is keen and interested in learning the flute. I teach students of all ages and abilities.
Order my book "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett "
here for useful exercises and tips.
"The Integrated Flutist"
Next class is in Vancouver:
VANCOUVER FLUTE FESTIVAL
30-31 May 2020
A weekend of flute workshops, integrating flute technique, chamber music, repertoire, Dalcroze and Alexander Technique.
Details and registration here
“Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.”
― Yehudi Menuhin
West Coast Academy of Amateur Musicians Camp 2018 feedback:
Roderick got to the core of the most important parts of flute playing. He introduced us to many valuable techniques for building stronger, fuller sound and demonstrated ways in which we can enhance our playing by using these important elements in our daily practice.
I thoroughly enjoyed his teaching and the gentle guidance and individual approach he provided. I learned a lot in a few days. I am encouraged to become a better player.
I really appreciate his different flute-teaching techniques - how to change what you're doing in/with your body, in order to change the sound & technique. He didn't just ask us to try to achieve a certain sound or technique; he demonstrated WHAT TO CHANGE, in order to achieve the results.
Many useful ideas for improving technique.
These were very interesting and some of them were new to me.
Rod is very well informed, calm and supportive.
Excellent technique and practice tips
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