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Beginner lessons

Postby kn0601 » Sun May 27, 2018 11:08 am

I'll be starting to take lessons for the flute. I'm pretty excited. I'll be entirely new to the instrument. How often do you recommend a beginner should have lessons and how long of a session. Thank you.

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Re: Beginner lessons

Postby pied_piper » Tue May 29, 2018 4:34 pm

Weekly lessons are best to help keep you from developing bad habits. Half-hour minimum but one hour is better. Some teachers will do 1/2 hour but some won't.
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Re: Beginner lessons

Postby new2flute » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:29 pm

Are you currently playing any wind instrument? I didn't realize when I started playing the flute how much air is required to play the flute. Of course in the beginning you're not very efficient with your air so that exacerbates the problem. This would be one reason you might want to start with 30 minute lessons versus one hour and gradually build up your stamina.

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Re: Beginner lessons

Postby thirdnote » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:57 pm

I have a different take on this, it's now how many times you take a lessor or two, it's how much you practice on a consistent basis.

Whether you are taking weekly or monthly lessons, you need to practice DAILY! 15 - 30 mins a day is better than one 2 hour lesson every week.

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