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!
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.
Lessons are given online or at my studio
in Broad Run located near Haymarket and Warrenton, Virginia