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Learning to play the flute is incredibly rewarding, but getting started is a challenge.
That's where MusicProfessor can help you make the most of your practice. Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. Master all of the techniques necessary to become a great flutist. On the way, you'll also learn music theory and musicianship skills.
And save money while you study with us! Private lessons are expensive. Each MusicProfessor Flute course provides an entire year’s worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience.
Join over 1200 students and begin your studies today!
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- 100+ video lessons
- Downloadable sheet music
- Animated fingering charts
- Flute-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
- Flute equipment recommendations
- Dozens of melodies and songs
- Technique-building exercises
- Major scales and scale exercises
- Music Theory basics, including how to read music
MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 18,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum.
|| NOTABLE REVIEWS ||
“I think the instructor is excellent. Great presentation and sense of humor during the lessons.”
“I love the warm, friendly presentation style of the teacher.”
“The lessons are taught with patience, humor and considerable knowledge. This brings confidence to the student and in my case makes feel at ease with the course and the instrument. The detailed explanations and friendly tone gives the feeling of one on one student/ teacher relationship. Though I am only part into the course it has introduce vital techniques that will be the foundation to correct flute playing. Thank you!”
|| A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT TRADITIONAL WOODEN FLUTES ||
If you are looking for instruction on how to play traditional wooden flutes, please know that our course is intended solely for classical Western type flutes. Wooden flutes can vary greatly in tuning and fingering which means it's likely that all of our content will sound totally different than what you're producing on a wooden flute. However, you can also learn a ton of important foundational flute elements from our Beginning Flute course. With that in mind, please proceed with caution.
|| THE INSTRUCTOR ||
Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Performance highlights include the world premiere of Mike Mowers Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble and a Carnegie Hall debut recital featuring Chamber Works for Flute.
As an active member of theNational Flute Association, Dr. Garner Santa recently served as Program Chair for the 2011 convention in Charlotte, NC, and continues to serve as a member of the NFA Executive Committee. She has been a featured performer at the Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Kansas City, and Las Vegas conventions as well as an adjudicator and/or coordinator for many NFA events and competitions including the High School Soloist Competition, the NFA Newly Published Music Competition, the NFA Professional Flute Choir Competition, and as the NFA General Competitions Coordinator.
As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. Recent international exchanges include masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London, England and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Presentations and performances at various regional and national conventions include invitations from theTexas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, and theCollege Music Society. Her research and pedagogical articles are frequently published in The Flutist Quarterly, Flute Talk, and The Instrumentalist.
In recognition of her creative teaching, she was awarded the Texas Tech Big 12 Fellowship as well as the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award and is also an elected member of Texas Tech University’s prestigious Teaching Academy.
With co-authors Matthew Santa and Thomas Hughes, Lisa Garner Santa developed theFlute/Theory Workout, a method that efficiently introduces full-range scalar and chordal flute technique while introducing music theory fundamentals at the same time. The Workout, which comes with an entertaining accompaniment CD, is available throughCarolyn Nussbaum Music Co., and Flute World.
Dr. Garner Santa holds performance degrees from West Texas State University, Florida State University, and The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Her teachers to whom she is eternally grateful include Carol Wincenc, Charles DeLaney, Sally Turk, Helen Blackburn.
In addition to her active role as a flutist, Lisa Garner Santa is also a certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and member of theYoga Alliance. She teaches Yoga for Musicians at the TTU School of Music and Kripalu Yoga classes at various locations throughout Lubbock.