Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: ME111C
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Continue your flute training in this 2nd term of study. Enjoy learning as part of a group.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- develop articulation - tonguing and slurring.
- read and play tunes
- develop skills in memorising and try some improvising
- Develop musical phrasing, dynamics and expression.
- Extend your knowledge of music theory and musicianship.
- Expand your repertoire in different musical styles.
- Practise major and minor scales and arpeggios.
- Introduction to harmonics.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate good flute technique
- articulate the notes by tonguing and slurring
- play two octaves of notes with good finger technique and a good sound
- read music and play rhythmically and in tune
- demonstrate improved musicianship
- have improved skills in listening, improvising, sight-reading and memorising
- play in performances.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be able to play with a steady sound at different dynamic levels, and know most notes, including sharps and flats, in the middle register. You can play major scales of G and F. You can read in the treble clef.
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 and three parts
Playing individually and with backing tracks or piano accompaniment
Listening to flute recordings
To make progress you will need to practise regularly between classes, ideally at least 20 minutes on at least 4 days a week
Occasionally you will have small written assignments to complete outside of class
There will be an optional opportunity to perform to a group at the end of the module.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students need their own flute and cleaning accessories.
Music and learning resources for the course will be available in the Google classroom.
Some music will need to be purchased : Abracadabra Flute 3rd ed. (with backing tracks, c.£10), available from:
All Flutes Plus, or
Amazon [external websites].
You will use this book throughout Level 1.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Flute 2a next term.
Jacquelyn trained as a flautist with Robert Winn, and studied Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick. Jacquelyn performs world-wide as a solo artist, in her own trio or with other groups, playing at major venues throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. Jacquelyn’s folk/world project Avalonia has featured leading world and jazz musicians, and her recent collaboration “Celtic Caribbean Crossing” played to sell-out audiences at the Irish Cultural Centre. She also regularly performs as an actor and actor-musician. Jacquelyn’s debut CD “Silver and Wood” was released to critical acclaim in 2014, and toured the UK with Arts Council England support, with further performances at Folk Alliance (Kansas), and in Italy for Donne in Musica. Jacquelyn teaches flute at City Lit, as well as flute and folk music at Morley College and the Irish Cultural Centre, and she is Senior Lecturer in Folk Music at Leeds College of Music. She has given folk workshops at Munster Music Academy, Ireland, and at Wigmore Hall, Oxford University, and Cambridge Music Trust.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.