Dr. Brandy's instructing one of her private students.
Dr. Brandys-O’Neill instructing a student

Flute lessons for beginners ages 8 to 12 in Boston, MA.

The most crucial foundation for developing a young child’s musical talent and full potential is introducing the child to the flute in a healthy, positive, and encouraging way.

As a parent, your goal is probably to expose your child to the flute, to music in general, 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
  • Providing an activity for the parent/child to participate in together

If you’re interested in lessons for a child at the age of 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, you can view my pricing, or email me to inquire about lesson availability.  My studio is in Cambridge, MA just across the river from Boston, MA.


Dr. Ela Brandys press photo
Dr. Ela Brandys-O’Neill, Flute Instructor

“The flute lessons with Ms. Ela are fun and mind opening” – Coco Cheng (CATS Academy Boston, grade 10. Currently an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University in flute performance & psychology)

“I am so glad for the flute lessons with Ms. Ela because after only one year of lessons I was ready to try out for districts auditions!”- Eileen Tucci (grade 7, age 12, Ottoson Middle School)

“Ms. Ela’s flute lessons are supportive, enthusiastic, fun and also being wonderfully instructive.  Our daughter Alice improved greatly after only a few lessons.” – Amy Moyer (Alice, age 9)

“Lea, my daughter, loves going to flute class with Ela Brandys. This is what Lea said about her: ‘She is kind and patient, when I have trouble with something she always says it’s OK, let’s try again, she always encourages me. I also enjoy my duets with her.” – Myriam Alaoui (Lea, age 8)

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