I help children ages 8–12 develop their music and personal skills through the flute.

Ela teaching a flute lesson to a student online

My daughter has made tremendous progress...Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is highly skilled at teaching.

"My Daughter has taken Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill's flute class for more than two years. She likes it very much and has made tremendous progress. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is a gifted musician and highly skilled at teaching. She is very patient to students and very good at assessing a student's abilities and interests and adjusting her lessons accordingly. She always makes her lessons fun and challenging. Thanks for the great lessons and I highly recommend Boston Flute Lessons!"

Bin Zhao headshotBin Zhao, Parent
Belmont, MA

Dr. Ela is an expert […] patient and enthusiastic about our daughter's journey

"My wife and I are fortunate to have found Dr. Ela. As a professional flutist, she has high standards but meets our daughter where she is and connects with her. Our daughter is in her third year of lessons at Boston Flute Lessons, and we notice that she continues to enjoy the classes and has complete trust in Dr. Ela. She has honed in our daughter's musical abilities and inspires her to be a better flutist. We have witnessed our daughter develop a more profound interest in playing the flute, and now she chooses to practice without encouragement. We wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Ela at Boston Flute Lessons."

Fredson GomesFredson Gomes, Parent
Medford, MA

About the Studio

The most crucial foundation for developing a young child's musical talent and full potential is introducing the child to the flute and music in a healthy, positive, encouraging, and fun way. Your child doesn't have to become a professional flute player to learn to play the flute well.

As a parent, your goal is probably to expose your child to the flute, to music in general, to have fun learning the flute, to develop confidence and discipline, or to get a head start on preparing them for the school band or orchestra. If these are you and your child's goals, I am here to help you.

Lessons with me at Boston Flute Lessons go beyond the flute (or piccolo). My focus is on teaching children in grades 3–6, and we use music and the flute to develop life skills such as:

  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Learning to express oneself
  • Improving focus and attention
  • Body coordination
  • Develop patience
  • Building confidence
  • Providing an activity for the parent/child to participate in together
  • Develop appreciation and love for music

If you're interested in lessons for a child at the age of 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, you can view my packages and pricing, or email me to inquire about lesson availability.

Serving Greater Boston & Online

My studio is in Cambridge, MA just across the river from Boston, MA and I offer flute lessons online with Zoom (read: Studying Online: What to Expect), and in-person once again beginning in Fall 2021. My in-person students come from all over the Greater Boston Area and primarily choose to study with me because of my age-specific specialization in children 8-12 years of age.

Learn how to study with me here:

Over a five year period my development was substantial…Ela genuinely cares about her students.

"I liked that Ela always challenged me to be a better flutist. I would often arrive to our lessons with a mindset that I couldn't play a certain piece. However, Ela always told me that I WOULD do it and that challenged me and definitely made me a better flutist. It is one of the things I appreciate the most about her teaching. Over a five year period my development was substantial: when I started in 6th grade I knew two notes and now recently I have played Andante et Scherzo by Louis Ganne and Fantasy by Gabriel Faure. When I started lessons, I hated sight reading. Over time Ela, somehow, actually taught me to love sight reading! I highly recommend Ela! She genuinely cares a lot about her students and their progress. Ela is an excellent and compassionate teacher."

Isabella Miettinen-GarrettIsabella Miettinen-Garrett
Former Student
Arlington, MA

Ela was a big reason my daughter could continue with flute lessons despite sports and school work.

"Ela is a fabulous teacher! My daughter had Ela since her 3rd grade until she graduated from high school. I believe Ela was a big reason she could continue with flute lessons despite of busy schedule of sports and school work. Highly recommended.”

Rina Summers, Parent
Arlington, MA

My daughter Anna loved studying with Ela who is an excellent teacher!

"Ela is an excellent teacher! Her passion and enthusiasm for music and flute is compelling. My daughter Anna played with Ela for several years and really loved studying with her. She made lessons instructive, interesting and fun. Thank you, Ela, for the wonderful lessons!"

Alena HornakovaAlena Hornakova, Parent
Arlington, MA