The flute is one of the most popular orchestral instruments, as well as being used in wind bands, jazz and chamber music. Its clear tones cut through the densest musical texture, making it distinctive and attractive. Of course, it's a bonus that it's an easily portable instrument!
There is repertoire for the flute going back to the earliest of times, and the variety of music available adds greatly to its interest.
What I teach
I use a variety of different introductory materials for beginners, working to choose the best books to suit the learner's personality. From the outset I focus on good posture and embouchure, making the best sound possible over the range of the instrument. I also teach the care and maintenance of the instrument.
I teach flute up to grade 5 level, although taking exams is entirely optional.