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The Flute


Wind | Woodwind | Edge-blown Aerophone

I was drawn to the flute, as it is different to the other woodwind instruments.  Made of metal, it looks totally different, and it has a completely different embouchure. Once I got the hang of it I joined larger ensembles at school and for my county, I loved being able to play the high, soring melodies.

It was originally made of wood though, the Flute is an edge-blown aerophone, woodwind instrument. It is also one of the oldest instruments in the classical orchestra and so composers have been writing music for the Flute for hundreds of years.


If you are thinking about learning to play an instrument, or you’ve decided, but aren’t sure which one, let me help you choose.  We can chat, and you can have a go at different instruments, to see which one would suit you best.  If you leave your email, or ask your mum and dad to, I will get back to you, or your parents, with more information.


Listen to the Flute


Further listening:

  • Claude Debussy – Syrinx

  • André Jolivet – Chant de Linos

  • Olivier Messiaen – Le Merle Noir

  • Francis Poulenc – Sonata for Flute and Piano

  • Bohuslav Jan Martinů – Sonata for Flute & Piano

  • Carl Reinecke – Concerto

  • Cécile Chaminade – Concertino for Flute

  • J.S. Bach – Sonata in B Minor

  • Claude Debussy – Prélude à l'après-midi d’un faune

  • Paul Taffanel – Andante Pastoral and Scherzettino

playing Flute
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