Just an update about my one on one and group classes. The year’s speeding along, a few individual students are busy preparing for their flute grade exams in august. Andy’s chosen grade 6 which is a real challenge, articulation and tempo changes throughout the pieces. We’re breaking each tune into 3 or 4 pieces played at a slow tempo at first, repeating each piece till its fully understood, no shortcuts.
My group lessons at school are doing well also, I tutor from year 1-3, about 4 in each class, flute and clarinet. Rhythm drills come to the fore here as each pupil has different strengths and you can lose a class fast if you don’t keep everyone on the same page. I’ve promised some busking at the end of year, xmas carols and some standards, it gives them a goal so all you parents look out for us at St Heliers.
My Vienna range of instruments are selling well, some are out of stock with new order arriving late May .They’ve been reliable with a years guarantee so I do recommend you buy a new instrument over hireage. I get the student motivated pretty early so they can play easy tunes within 2 weeks and this leads to caring for your instrument.
So in closing hit reply with any queries, you dont have to be my student as any feedback and contribution will help me get the blog moving along as it’s still very new.