Over the years, many of my students have been adults: total beginners, "re-beginners" who have taken a lengthy hiatus from playing, adult amateurs, and professional doublers. My adult students have included an actress performing on flute in a play; a professional saxophone player doubling on flute for the national tour of Jersey Boys; and many people who study flute for fun!
Many adult students have specific goals, which I am happy to facilitate. At the same time, if you are simply interested in learning a new instrument, I can easily prescribe a traditional course of study!
adult BEGINNERS AND "RE-BEGINNERS"
For adult beginners, I highly recommend Flute 101 by Phyllis Avidan Louke. It is a great resource with lots of information to help you in between your regular lessons.
A typical lesson for adult beginners features any combination of the following:
- warm-ups / tone exercises
- scales and technical studies
- solo pieces of your choice
- discussion of fundamental concepts - like posture, breathing, sound production, & articulation
- discussion of long-term goals