My 3 expectations:
1. Come prepared: mentally and physically (this is especially important for flutists - make sure to warm up prior to the lesson)!
2. Don't be afraid to ask questions and make mistakes: This is a non-threatening territory. I am here to guide you and help you. Remember that we are human and that mistakes happen naturally; just be sure to learn from those mistakes so that you can take something away from each experience.
3. Parents: Be involved! I can't tell you how often I have seen younger students excel when their parents were proactive in their experiences. This includes encouraging them to practice, coming up with a rewards system, and sitting in on lessons to take notes. This way, you can reinforce what has been accomplished during the lesson together. It is difficult for music teachers to compete with the temptation of distractors such as iPhones, iPads, and Netflix binging, so let's get creative together!
Flute students must own a well-maintained flute, as an instrument that is out of adjustment causes frustration and can initiate bad habits. In addition, the student must also have a metronome and tuner, a music stand, flute repertoire, and an assignment book for me to write down each week's assignments.