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Does teaching middle school flute feel like a gamble?

Take the guesswork out of helping your beginner fluties by learning to bridge the gap between first sounds and being a successful flute student! 

You can build a confident flute section, even if flute is your "worst" instrument.

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Let's face it: flute is a tough instrument to start middle schoolers on! The "blow on a bottle" trick only works for so many students, and it's literally a one-of-a-kind instrument so you can't draw on your knowledge of trombone or clarinet to help.

If it feels like a struggle to support your fluties, that's because your woodwind methods class could only cover so many particulars of flute playing. And it's okay to get help so you can be confident about helping your fluties!

So, how can I help?

With over a decade of playing and teaching experience, I've learned the ins and outs of starting newbies on the flute. I also work with middle school flute sections all the time, so I know what they need from their band directors who are in class with them every day.

After seeing what middle school band directors deal with on the daily, I'm determined to help fill in the gaps of knowledge and boost your confidence so that you can have the flute section you've always wanted!

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Introducing... Foundational Fluties!

This course gives you access to 10 videos outlining the foundational cornerstones of flute playing for a beginner. It tells you how to set realistic expectations for your students, how to spot and overcome common mistakes, and how to build confidence in your flute section!

The videos are self paced so you can watch them in any order and re-watch them whenever you need a refresher. You'll also get access to the exercises I've created for my beginner students, recommended student flute models and brands, and exclusive access to any new resources I create to continue supporting you and your fluties. This is a LIFETIME ACCESS course, so you'll never have to worry about losing this support!

BONUS: When you purchase this course in the month of June, you'll get 3 free 1:1 calls with me to answer questions, troubleshoot specific problems, and workshop your flute knowledge after the new school year starts!

Video 1: Unpacking the Flute

There are mysteries that come with learning a new instrument, but they don't have to remain unsolved. Learn why the flute is unique from other wind instruments, how to change your perspective on teaching flute, and how to set your fluties up for success from Day 1.

Video 2: Owning the Flute

You don't have to be an expert to feel confident while helping your flute students. This video covers the best resources for starting the flute, picking the best student brands, and tips to teach your students to care for their own instruments.

Video 3: Caring for the Flute

It's easy for students to forget that their instrument has monetary value. If you've seen your fair share of flute lightsabers and swinging swords, this video will teach you how to check student flutes, what you can fix for them, and when to talk to a repair technician. You'll also learn when it's not the student, but the instrument, that's blocking progress.

Video 4: Encouraging your Fluties

Now that you know why learning the flute can be difficult, you know that your fluties will need to feel supported during their first steps. Learn how to take their frustration and turn it into motivation to succeed, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to be flexible since flute isn't a "one size fits all" instrument.

Video 5: First Steps

Breaking up the starting process can make learning the flute less frustrating for you and your fluties. This video will cover exercises and games to help students get comfortable with the head joint, holding the flute, and breathing as a flutist. 

Video 6: Making Progress

You can help your beginner fluties make progress without having to be a flute expert. Learn how to spot common problems with posture, articulation, embouchure, and breathing early on, and how to make practicing fun when they're not in the band room.

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It's easy for students to forget that their instrument has monetary value. If you've seen your fair share of flute lightsabers and swinging swords, this video will teach you how to check student flutes, what you can fix for them, and when to talk to a repair technician. You'll also learn when it's not the student, but the instrument, that's blocking progress.

Video 8:

It's easy for students to forget that their instrument has monetary value. If you've seen your fair share of flute lightsabers and swinging swords, this video will teach you how to check student flutes, what you can fix for them, and when to talk to a repair technician. You'll also learn when it's not the student, but the instrument, that's blocking progress.

Video 9:

It's easy for students to forget that their instrument has monetary value. If you've seen your fair share of flute lightsabers and swinging swords, this video will teach you how to check student flutes, what you can fix for them, and when to talk to a repair technician. You'll also learn when it's not the student, but the instrument, that's blocking progress.

Video 10:

It's easy for students to forget that their instrument has monetary value. If you've seen your fair share of flute lightsabers and swinging swords, this video will teach you how to check student flutes, what you can fix for them, and when to talk to a repair technician. You'll also learn when it's not the student, but the instrument, that's blocking progress.

The Music Vault subscription gives you:

< A college course's worth of education for $30 a month

< A self-paced approach so you can do one worksheet a day, a week, or a month

< 24/7 access to all worksheets and direct feedback from a music master

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