Flute workshops and clinics

School Workshops/Clinics

Michelle has worked with Northwest Music and Long & McQuade, as well as independently, going into Elementary, Middle and Secondary schools throughout the Lower Mainland and Whistle, providing specialty workshops focussed on the Flute Sections of the school bands.

Usually a one hour session, the instruction covers the basics of putting together and holding the flute properly, embouchure and tone development, correcting fingerings, tonguing, breathing and posture.  For more advanced groups, Michelle includes concentrating on tuning, articulation and phrasing, dynamics, alternate fingerings, abdominal support and ornaments ~ including flutter tonguing, bends, glissandos, etc.

Groups of 4-8 participants usually work best, and the group should all be at approximately the same skill level.  
Options are to schedule two one-hour sessions back-to-back, or split the hour into two half-hour sessions for Beginners and Intermediate players separately.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, as they hear the new information and the group tries out the ideas together.  Difficult pieces of music can be brought to the session to be worked on specifically, if desired.

Please contact Michelle at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information and to schedule a session.  Workshop fees start at $75-100 minimum, depending on location and length of workshop.


Private Workshops

On the flute and also the irish whistle and fife, Michelle has developed a curriculum for One, Three, and Continuing lessons in a workshop, or group lesson format.
Past workshops already held were at Prussin Music in Vancouver, White Rock Community Centre in White Rock, Place des Arts in Port Coquitlam and various others at workshop organizers' homes.

For those that want a workshop in any of the formats (single, small block such as 3-4, or continuing weekly/bi-weekly/monthly), please contact Michelle to discuss details.  Normally the fee for this is based on the number of participants, the length of time requested, the materials required and the distance to the workshop location.


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