Anne McKennon ~ Teaching Studio
 
E-mail: aemckennon@aol.com
~ Lessons available online via Zoom ~
Payment through Paypal or Zelle

Due to COVID-19, all lessons are currently online.  I will not risk the health of my students, their families, or my own.  Teaching through Zoom requires a computer with internet access, a webcam and a microphone.  Many computers have these devices built in.  Plugging into an ethernet cable provides the strongest connection.  Second choice is being located close to the router.  Live duets are not possible due to the time lag, but I offer videos and mp3 recordings for duet practice.  More information about Zoom at www.zoom.us. 

**Every student should have a metronome.** 
The teaching studio is flexible and adult students are encouraged.  Lessons can be weekly, short term, or as needed.  My goal is to help students become as independent as possible.  We will discuss practice techniques and available resources.  Duets are an important part of my process.  They teach steadiness and listening in a way solo practice never will.  There is a playlist of duet videos below for that purpose.

Flute lessons can start with any method book(s) you own and build from there.  Each program of study will be tailored to the student's needs and goals.  This can mean band music, audition preparation, or simply music for fun.  Music fits into everyone's life differently and all are valid perspectives.  My job is to meet you at your skill level and help guide you in the direction you want to go - whether that is the stage or the comfort of your own home.

Public performance is optional.  If students wish to perform, we can discuss that.  I have performed with students at an open mic event in a local family restaurant or in a church.  I have coached students to perform independently at their own family gatherings.

Mileage fee of $.50 per mile round trip within the Arlington, Beaches, Southside, and Baymeadows areas of Jacksonville.
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Tin Whistle (in D)
Ages 4th grade & up
NO experience required

$35 - 1 hour
$30 - 45 min
$25 - 30 min (minimum)*
Group lesson: $35 - 1 hour

 
Playing the tin whistle is easy. 
Playing it well is not.

~ No Text Required, but these are useful ~
"The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tunebook" by McCullough with CDs
"The Clarke Tin Whistle" by Bill Ochs with CD
"The Tin Whistle Book" by Tom Maguire

*$25 is the minimum fee for any lesson regardless of instrument
Flute Lessons
Ages middle school & up
Band music - audition prep - hobbyist


$50 - 1 hour
$37.50 - 45 min
$25 - 30 min
Group lesson: $50 - 1 hour
Available for school flute sectional rehearsals
Free Downloads: Flute Scales  Scales in Thirds

Practice slow things fast to understand phrasing.
Practice fast things slow for technique & accuracy.


~ Recommendations ~
Rubank Elementary to Advanced books
Etude books: Cavally, Moyse

Trevor Wye Practice Books (all)  
"Never get one of those cheap tin whistles.  It leads to much harder drugs like pipes & flutes."  –Unknown.


Student Resource Links: 

Folder for MP
Online Metronome
Free Sheet Music: www.flutetunes.com
Flute Scales
Flute Fingering Chart

Play Along Flute Duets
Play Along Whistle Duets
Flute Lesson Video Playlist

Updated 89/14/20