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

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Courtney playing piccolo in marching band

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Flute recital 2018

Flute Recital 2018

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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

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

November 2019

Congratulations to Morgan, Zoë, and Hannah! They auditioned and were accepted into the top bands for their District!

September 2019

Welcome to two new adult students:  Colleen and Patricia!


June 2019

  • Congratulations to Olivia, Morgan, Zoë, Courtney and Brigid for a fantastic job playing in the spring recital

  • Welcome Hannah to my studio! Hannah is taking the 6 Week Summer Intensive

  • Welcome Katelyn to my studio! Katelyn is signed up for "Taming the Piccolo" this summer

May 2019

  • Congratulations to Brigid and Courtney who graduated from Fauquier and Liberty High Schools.  Both are planning on majoring in music in the fall at George Mason University. I will miss them!!

  • Congratulations to Brigid who played the Chaminade Concertino with her school's orchestra.

  • Congratulations to Morgan who won a spot in her band's wind ensemble.

  • Congratulations for Olivia who completed Fluting Stars Book 1.

  • Morgan and Zoë have signed up for "Taming the Piccolo" this summer

  • I'm excited to welcome to my studio adult students Sarah, Jessie and Ron

April 2019

Congratulations to Brigid, Courtney, and Zoë who received Superior ratings on their solos at Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Contact Me

Lessons are given at my studio

 in Broad Run located near Haymarket and  Warrenton, Virginia


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