Gilbert Flute Studio
Flutist, Teacher, Conductor
Zoë trying out a contrabass flute at the National Flute Association Convention
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!