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Flute Lessons


About the Flute

The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening.

The Western concert flute, a descendant of the medieval German flute, is a transverse treble flute that is closed at the top. An embouchure hole is positioned near the top, across and into which the player blows. The flute has circular tone holes. Beginner’s flutes are normally made of nickel, silver or brass that is silver-plated, while professionals use solid silver, gold, and sometimes platinum instruments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Finoon, there are typically 8 progressive levels for the flute through which the student studies certain musical compositions with a special focus on technique and practice. The duration of each level depends upon the comprehensive capabilities of the student, their regular attendance to classes and persevere practice.

First, let’s establish that no magic can make you a player overnight, mastering any musical instrument takes time. The most important thing however is, the number of hours per week that you actually invest into practice. Practice strengthens your muscle memory so that your body knows what to do without you even thinking. Make sure that you practice at least three hours a week, but it is recommended to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily.

No, any person can play the flute keeping the body/instrument size proportions in mind

The curriculum contains a set of exercises for breathing, musical scales and sight reading that the student is advised to perform. You’re strongly advised to use a metronome to help you stay on rhythm (many metronome apps are available for free download over the internet). It is preferable, nonetheless, to practice for an hour (uninterrupted) daily or even more when advised.

As musical instruments are generally known to be very fragile, you should always handle your flute with gentle care, and that includes not subjecting it to heat, impact or direct sunlight. It should regularly be cleaned on the outside using a clean cotton cloth dedicated specially to it. It should also be cleaned inside using the stick mostly supplied with it when purchased.

An instrument’s sound nature play an important role in making it add a special taste to the music it contributes to. The mellowness and warmth of the flute make it suitable for classical music. A lot of world-music genres, light music and Celtic and Irish music can embrace the flute as well.

Yes, Finoon can buy the instrument on your behalf and this rids you of a lot of effort if you’ve just started your musical journey. Finoon can also sell instruments on your behalf, if you’re looking for an upgrade, or provide technical support and guidance for purchasing used and new instruments

Suzuki is a suitable brand for beginners. As for the advanced players, it’s possible to use the higher brands of Yamaha.

There are a bunch of tuner apps, which you can download over the Internet and a lot of them are fortunately free. These programs will use the microphone on your computer or mobile phone to listen to the sound of the flute and indicate its tone:

For a normal flute you can either:

1.      Play the C note on the flute: The tuner will read (C). If the tuner indicates that your note is either flat or sharp, adjust your mouthpiece accordingly, roughly one millimeter at a time, and try again. Repeat as needed

2.      Play a C note on a piano and the flute. You should hear the same tone

9 years and above should normally be good, and there is no maximum age. Some people start at a younger age than 9 if their musical talent allows it.