Gilbert Flute Studio

Debbie Gilbert

Flutist, Teacher, Conductor

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Lesson Offerings

I teach private flute and piccolo lessons to beginners through advanced students,

school aged through  adults

Zoe trying out contrabass flute at convention
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Courtney playing piccolo in marching band

Nocturne
Flute Recital

Flute recital 2018

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Flute Recital 2018

Courtney playing piccolo in marching band
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Courtney playing piccolo for the Liberty Marching Band

Zoë trying out a contrabass flute at the National Flute Association Convention

Debbie in high school

Debbie in high school

Why take private lessons? Isn't band enough?

Band directors are awesome musicians.  I was one myself! They are the ones who often first introduce us to music and create in us a love for making music. Yes, you can learn to play through band class, but as good as band directors are, they don’t have time to focus on individual playing problems.


I decided to take private lessons in the 10th grade after learning I was sitting last chair! Even though I had been in band since the 4th grade I learned more about playing the flute than I had in the previous years combined. Private lessons gave me confidence and opportunities I would not have had otherwise.  I went from sitting last chair in band to first chair in one year!

Studio News

In person lessons are an option for those who are fully vaccinated. I can also give outdoor lessons, weather permitting.  All other lessons will be held online using Zoom, Skype or Facetime.   For online lessons students will need a phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with a camera.  An external microphone is also helpful, especially if you are using a laptop or desktop computer.  Contact me for more information.

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Contact Me

Lessons are given online or at my studio

 in Broad Run located near Haymarket and  Warrenton, Virginia

703-402-5046

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