Flute 1A

Course Dates: 22/09/22 - 08/12/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
Beginners can enjoy learning to play the flute in a supportive, friendly atmosphere. Develop embouchure, instrumental sound, listening skills and music reading. Continues to Flute 1B next term.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00

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Course Code: ME111A

Full Thu, eve, 22 Sep - 08 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

You will learn how to make your first sounds on the flute, then different notes and tunes. You will also begin to read and understand music notation.

What will we cover?

- First sounds on the head joint
- embouchure; control of the air stream; improvement of tone;
- awareness of posture and breathing; articulation - tonguing and slurring.
- how to read music in the treble clef - pitch and rhythm.
- how to play a tune
- introduction to major and natural minor scales and arpeggios.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- demonstrate the basics of flute technique e.g. embouchure, breathing, tone, tuning
- articulate the notes by 'tonguing' and 'slurring'
- play an octave of notes with good finger technique
- read music
- play rhythmically and in tune
- understand basic musicianship and music theory
- demonstrate basic skills in listening, sight-reading and memorising.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge or experience is needed. The course is for complete beginners and for those who have made a start but want to go back to basics.
You do not already need to read music as this will be taught whilst learning to play. You will need to follow written and verbal instructions in English and engage in class discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstration and explanation by tutor
Group work, playing in unison and in two or three parts
Playing individually and with backing tracks or piano accompaniment
Class discussion
To make progress you will need to practise regularly between classes, ideally at least 20 minutes on at least 4 days a week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Students need their own flute and cleaning accessories. Yamaha, Pearl, Trevor James, Jupiter, All Flutes Plus and Just Flutes are all good beginner brands. Here is some important advice on buying a flute [external website].
Please bring a notebook and pencil.
Please purchase your own copy of Malcolm Pollock, Abracadabra Flute3rd ed. (with 2 CDs of backing tracks c.£15 [recommended] / without CDs c.£7.50). You will use this book throughout Level 1.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course leads to Flute 1B next term.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.