"I found Jolene on Instagram. Inspired by her colorful posts and theories about flute playing, I emailed her about my flute stories. Within couple of hours, I got a very long and genuine reply from her. And that's how I started having Skype lessons with her.
I never tried Skype lessons and never thought this would work. But Jolene knows a lot of "tricks" that helped me to understand her easier. We often spend a great amount of time discussing the philosophy and the mindset of flute playing, those ideas are very refreshing and inspiring to me, and it has made a great impact to my flute playing.
Jolene is a creative artist and experienced flutist. I absolutely adore her color coding systems and her "color imaginary" theory while playing the flute. It helps me to focus more on the music itself rather than struggling with the techniques. She always encourages me to be bold and confident, and she will recommend me materials that can help me strengthen my technical weaknesses.
It's always a blast to have Skype lessons with her. I absolutely recommend Jolene as a teacher!"
- Xiao Cui, New York, NY
"Jolene exceeded my expectations right from the first few Skype lessons. I didn't think so much could be done! She is able to notice the differences in the sound I make when I use different techniques, and even hear when I add a slight vibrato to highlight a note. She was able to fix a finger positioning problem I had, and also taught me a more comfortable way to hold the flute. All done from thousands of miles away! If you ever find yourself unsure of whether flute lessons can work remotely, give Jolene a try."
- Lucio, Brazil
"I have had several lessons with Jolene via Skype over the last couple of months and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She creates a feeling of safe space that means I feel confident to play and to discuss the areas I feel are not working for me. Jolene is extremely knowledgeable and always has strategies at hand to aid me in improving the various elements of my playing that I am focusing on. She has a broad knowledge of helpful resources and exercises and is generous in sharing information. I can honestly say that I have come away from every lesson have learnt something tangible that has had a positive impact on my playing. I would highly recommend that anyone thinking about Skype lessons just go ahead and book the trial lesson now!"