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

New for 2020!  Flute Ensemble Fridays

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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

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

June 2020       New for 2020! Flute Ensemble Fridays.  30 minute online rehearsals of trios or quartets will be conducted every Friday from July 10-August 14. Go to  the Flute lesson page for more information.


March 2020        Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic all flute lessons will be held online.     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.

Contact Me

Lessons are given online or at my studio

 in Broad Run located near Haymarket and  Warrenton, Virginia


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