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Querflötenunterricht und Holzbläserimprovisationen Flute Lessons and Woodwind improvisation

Hello! I am a Canadian from the West Coast and I have recently made Berlin my home. I am excited to offer flute lessons here, because I have a lot I can teach. I have taught for a few years in Toronto, Canada where I hold a degree in music.

To begin with, all my lessons are grounded in body and mind awareness. I strive to impart to my students an ability to stay centred. My knowledge comes both from my teachers in the past, my experience teaching, my experience playing, practising, and performing, on the flute and other instruments and the study of Alexander technique, Tai Chi, and yoga. The insights I share are always unique to each student, as each student will have particular strengths and weaknesses with sound production and technique. At the base of all my lessons is what’s most fundamental— developing a rich expressive tone through the control of the respiratory apparatus.

What I do differently from other teachers is incorporating both the “classical side” and the “jazz side” in my lessons. Through the “classical side“ we will approach expression, clarity of tone, phrasing, and breathing through the interpretation of music. Through the “jazz side” we will work on developing a basic working practical theory with improvisational exercises, which you will be able to apply both to improvising your own music and interpreting other’s music. My desire is that my students don’t become “caged” into the notes on the page, but are able to freely and fully express themselves on their own. Ultimately, the two sides meet in the ideal of all my teaching—to help bring out my student’s voice. This is the art which the great performers of the world have mastered— communicating with their own voice. With this, it won’t matter whether you’re playing your music or someone else’s— it will sound like “your own”.

If you or your child are completely new to the flute, or you have played for many years and have gotten stuck with what to do next, or if you play an entirely different woodwind instrument and want to learn about improvising, , please contact me I have no doubt I will have a lot I can help you with. 🙂
I spent many years in the notes-on-the-page-cage, and I broke free, so I can help you do the same.

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English

About Me

Hey! I’m a Canadian from the West Coast who has recently made Berlin his home. I’m here to teach flute and woodwind improvisation to people of all ages. I have a degree from the University of Toronto, in classical flute performance and a ton of experience performing and improvising music of all styles. My pedagogical style incorporates elements from the “jazz” side and the “classical” side because I believe this is the best way to teach and learn effectively. Through the classical side we work on beauty and clarity of tone and expression, through the interpretation of music. Through the jazz side we work on a working practical theory of music — so you won’t be “caged” into the notes on the page, but will be able to improvise and play music freely with any style or anyone. All of my lessons are grounded in body awareness, and I have lots of ways I teach students about how they can “open up their sound”.

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