Anne McKennon ~ Teaching Studio
~ Not accepting new students at this time ~
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Not accepting new students at this time.
I'm not teaching much these days.  Basically, I don't have a teaching space.  My dog thinks visitors are intruders.  Being a traveling teacher wastes too much time in traffic.  I've taught online via Zoom.  It's not ideal to say the least.  So, unless the student lives within a 1 mile radius of me or there's a teaching space at a place we're both scheduled to be anyway, I'm just not teaching.  My time is focused on composition and performing.  If that changes, I'll post about it.  Until then, the play along duets below (available free on YouTube) are available for anyone.
Recommendations: Muller Flute Studio and Ronan School of Music.

**Every student should have a METRONOME.**
The teaching studio is flexible and adult students are encouraged.  Lessons can be weekly, short term, or coaching 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.  It is available to everyone.

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.

Lessons via Zoom
Lessons through Zoom require 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 physically close to the router.  Using "original sound for musicians" is a must. 
More information about Zoom at www.zoom.us.

Flute Lessons
Age: middle school to adult

Band music - audition prep - hobbyist

$50 - 1 hour
$37.50 - 45 min
$25 - 30 min (minimum)

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

Resources: Flute Scales  Scales in Thirds

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

Trevor Wye Practice Books (all)  

Tin Whistle (in D)
Age: middle school to adult
NO experience required

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

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

"Never get one of those cheap tin whistles.  It leads to much harder drugs like pipes & flutes."  –Unknown

The play along duets began as a COVID-era teaching tool for online students since internet lag time prevents live duets.  This project grew beyond my own studio to connect with players around the world.  The premise is simple.  I choose short pieces in the public domain.  (No copyright violations!)  With the music posted on the screen, I play each part to a metronome.  The viewer can play the missing part.  It's a learning tool that can be used by players anywhere whether they are taking lessons or not.  So, I ask you:
Won't you play a duet with me?
Play Along Flute Duets
Play Along Whistle Duets
Student Resources:
Flute Scales
Flute Scales in Thirds
Flute Fingering Chart
Holiday Play Along Duets
Free Sheet Music: www.flutetunes.com
Flute Lesson Video Playlist

Updated 10/24/23