Webinars for Parents

Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2021 @ 12pm ET

Are you wondering if your child is old enough to begin playing the flute?

On my next webinar— Wednesday, September 8th at 12:00pm—I’ll tell you exactly what I’ve learned after teaching for 20 years, and how you can make an informed decision for your own child. In 30 minutes, you’ll learn:

  • Why I know children as young as 6 can be ready to play the flute, but 8 is often the magic age
  • How to evaluate whether your child is ready to begin flute lessons
  • How long lessons should be for young children and why this question doesn’t matter as much as you think
  • How to prevent your young child from quitting the band

I’ll also be sticking around for 15 minutes of Q&A to answer any questions you might have.

About Dr. Elzbieta (Ela) Brandys-O'Neill

Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill is of European descent with formal musical training from Europe and the United States. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Boston University, College of Fine Arts. She holds a Master of Music and Graduate Performance Diploma degrees in Flute Performance from The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA as well as a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill has been teaching since 1999, students of all levels in both private and group settings. Dr. Brandys-O'Neill is attuned to the individual needs and desires of the students. Her passion as a teacher is to work with flute students, increase their motivation, confidence, and help each reach his or her full potential and talent to the highest level.

Dr. Elzbieta Brandys-O'Neill is described as a flutist, musician, and artist "who is able to uniquely meld elegant tone, artistic sensibility and a solid mastery of technique" - Andrew List, composer at Berklee School of Music. She gives recitals internationally, and performs with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Claflin Hill Symphony, Cape Ann Symphony, Marsh Chapel Collegium, and the Cantata Singers. Performance venues include Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and Town Hall, the Kennedy Center, Boston's Symphony Hall, The Wang Theatre, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. Dr. Brandys-Neill has won first prize in Chamber Music Foundation's International Ensemble Competition, among others. For more information about Elzbieta and her upcoming performances please visit elzbietabrandys.com.