Spring Semester Flute Ensemble

Does your 8–12 year old child play the flute, but mostly just alone?

Do you wish their flute study involve social interaction with other kids?

Is your kid curious about playing in an ensemble and wanting to join a group?

What if this spring, your child:

  • Had access to meet with other flute peers of their age?
  • Stayed motivated to practice this spring?
  • Improved their flute skills through playing in an ensemble?
  • Learned how to play and collaborate in an ensemble setting?

Introducing my Spring Semester Flute Ensemble for Children 8-12 Years Old:

I'm excited to introduce a spring semester flute ensemble optimized for children ages 8-12 based in and around Boston, MA. Performing in a flute ensemble is one of the most fun, rewarding, and enjoyable musical experiences a musician can have. In addition to developing important musical skills, your child can also build relationships with other musicians.

Benefits of participating:

  • Children learn how their own flute playing contributes to a group's success
    Playing in an ensemble requires active listening, counting rhythm, and playing in tune. Students learn to produce rhythmic accuracy and clear, dynamic contrasts while maintaining appropriate blend, balance, and intonation with others. Playing in a group helps children develop performance skills such as playing together, technique, timing, and expression. Because there may only be one or two players per part in the BFL flute ensemble, your young flutist will gain valuable independence in playing.
  • Development of social skills with music
    Your child will have the opportunity to meet and interact with other flutists of similar ages and abilities, which can help build friendships and a sense of community.
  • Exposure to repertoire not covered in most private lessons
    Our ensemble repertoire exposes children to music ranging from classical to popular, which broadens their understanding and appreciation of different styles of music
  • Improved creativity
    Collaboration with other musicians can foster creativity and inspiration, leading to new ideas and approaches to music-making
  • Increased self-confidence
    Playing in a group can help boost your child's confidence in their own abilities, as well as provide constructive feedback from other musicians. Because your child will be working on parts that other kids are working on, it gives them motivation to keep up if they're behind or become the teacher if they're ahead.

Program Info, Dates and Pricing

Who is the BFL Spring Semester Flute Ensemble for? Who can join?
This ensemble is open to all students currently registered with the Boston Flute Lessons.

  • If you meet the above criteria, you can register below.
  • If you are not registered with Boston Flute Lessons, and your child is between 8 and 12 years old, please email me regarding the next steps.
  • If your child is older than 12 years old and would like to be part of a flute ensemble, I will be happy to welcome them into the ensemble based on their level of playing, please email me regarding the next steps. (In some situations, I may permit children outside this age range).

Location (Yes, it's in-person!)
All sessions are in person at my studio: 7a Haskell Street, Cambridge, MA 02140, near Davis Square. 

2024 Spring Semester Weekly Session Dates and Times: 

  • Once the students are registered, the ensemble will meet in person on an agreeable day/time that works for everyone starting the week of February 5, 2024. The ensemble will meet once a week for 15 weeks, plus a performance (see below)
  • The final performance is on Sunday, June 2, 2024.
  • No sessions the week of February 19–24 and April 15–20

Final Concert/Performance  
Sunday, June 2, 2024. The ensemble will perform at the end-of-semester flute recital.

Pricing:
The tuition is $800 per semester (15 sessions - 60 minutes). Participation is also subject to my BFL Studio Policies. If you’re not ready to sign up yet, join my mailing list for future announcements and reminders

Registration Is Now Open

Please note that registration ends January 21, 2024.

Price: $800 for the Spring 2024 semester

Questions? Contact me.

Can't attend this time? Get notified via email about future programs.

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FAQ

What is a flute ensemble?
A flute ensemble is a musical group consisting of multiple flutists playing repertoire together. Flute ensembles can include any combination of flute, such as piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute. They range in size from two flutists (which is called a duet) to 10 or more flutists playing together. 

How many students is going to be in the flute ensemble?
We will have the maximum five or less students in our flute ensemble.

When the flute ensemble is going to meet?
The day and time for weekly flute ensemble will be scheduled based on students schedules and availability. The ensemble will meet once a week starting the week of February 5, 2024 to June 2, 2024 (No sessions during the vacation weeks: February 19–24 and April 15–20). 

What if your child needs to miss a session?
I realize things and sickness come up. If your child needs to miss a session, the student will be given instructions on what to practice and prepare for the next rehearsal meeting. There are no make-up sessions.

Is the ensemble going to have a performance?
Yes; Sunday, June 2nd, 2024. The ensemble will have an opportunity to perform at the end of the semester flute recital. 

Will the ensemble teach my child to play the flute better?
The flute ensemble is not a replacement for flute lessons. We do not cover the fundamentals of flute playing, but instead focus on ensemble playing and developing their overall musicianship. You can combine the ensemble with private lessons.