Skype Flute Lessons
Improve your Flute Playing through Self-Awareness — from the Comfort of Your Own Home!
Why Choose Jolene?
How does it work?
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Lessons are customized to the needs of each student and include instruction in the following areas:
- Developing a Supple, Flexible Tone as a Solid Foundation of Playing
- Polished, Even Technique, Memorization of Scales and Patterns
- Clean, Resonant Articulation, Including Double and Triple Tonguing
- Developing a Sophisticated Sense of Musicality, Phrasing, Interpretation, and Vibrato
- Improving Rhythm and an Understanding of Basic Music Theory
- Ensemble Skills Including Deeper Awareness, Listening, Intonation, Blending, Leading and Following
- Breathing, Balance, and Postural Ease in Sitting and Standing
- Awareness Techniques and Mental Preparation to manage performance anxiety, reduce discomfort, and unlock free, expressive playing
- Etudes, Solo Repertoire, Orchestral Excerpts, Ensemble Music
- Audition/Competition Preparation, Stage Presence
- Extended Techniques for Tone Development and Applications in Repertoire, Beat-boxing
- Piccolo Instruction: Flexibility of Sound and Dynamics, Intonation, Ensemble Awareness, and Audition Repertoire
+ Skype Lesson Guidelines
- Due to space limitations and the nature of beginning flute lessons, flutists should have a minimum of 2-3 years of experience to be considered for Skype Lessons, and students must have some prior ability to read music.
- Adult students re-visiting flute after years away are welcome, as well!
- Students must be at least 14 years old to sign up.
- Recurring weekly lessons are recommended to all students.
- Prospective students will be scheduled for one individual lesson to meet before registering for a full month of lessons. (Normal lesson rates apply to initial in-person lessons.)
- Students are expected to come prepared to lessons with their instrument in good working order, any relevant music/handouts, music stand, pencil, and a notebook.
- A metronome, tuner, recording device, and staff paper are also recommended materials.
+ Required Materials
- Students must have an up-to-date Skype or FaceTime account
- Web-Cam or Built-In Camera on Desktop Computer, Laptop, Tablet, iPad, or iPhone
- Speakers or Headphones
- Microphone or Built-In Microphone
- A tripod or prop for tablet or phone
+ Payment Schedule
- Monthly invoices will be provided via email at the beginning of each new month.
- Invoices contain a direct link to easily pay online via PayPal. Venmo is also accepted, and cash or check may be provided in-person, as well.
+ Cancellation Policy
- Unused may roll over as a credit towards next month’s invoice as long as cancellation is provided by e-mail, text or call no less than 24 hours in advance.
- If enough notice is provided, we may attempt to reschedule within the same week pending availability.
- No refunds or credits may be given for no-show lessons or cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice.
- No refunds are given for unused lessons should the student choose to terminate lessons before completing their monthly term.
+ Trial Lessons
- Due to the logistics of online lessons, I am happy to provide one FREE 30-minute trial Skype lesson for potential students to act as both a set-up test, consultation and mini-lesson - this provides a chance to share your experiences and goals, allows you to gain more insight into my teaching style and ensure your Skype set-up will provide the experience we’re hoping for. (Free trials lessons apply only to online lessons.)
+ Skype Lesson Rates
30-minute Skype lesson: $29
45-minute Skype lesson: $39
60-minute Skype lesson: $49
What are Students Saying?
“My tone is beautiful and getting better daily and technique is becoming easy and improving at a remarkable pace.”
“It's always a blast to have Skype lessons with her. I absolutely recommend Jolene as a teacher!”
“Jolene exceeded my expectations right from the first few Skype lessons. I didn't think so much could be done!”
Ready to Get Started?
Apply FOR Your Free 30-Minute Skype Lesson HERE:
Accepted applicants will receive an e-mail of confirmation containing a link to schedule your lesson.