Course Duration10 Weeks
Instruction LanguageEnglish, German
Doctor of musical arts from University of maryland college park
Bachelor of Music from DePauw University
Master of music from Indiana University (Bloomington)
Professor of flute - John j. Cali school of music
Dean and professor - Rowan university
Associate professor - Shippensburg University
Students taking this course will receive 1-on-1 instruction from Robert Cart for 30 minutes each week for ten weeks. Robert Cart will coach the students on how to develop a pleasant sound, musical phrasing, interpretation, technique, hand position, posture and balance, and breathing through the flute. Each student will receive unique, individualized instruction based upon their specific goals and needs.
In these 10 live sessions, students will learn how to assemble and take care of their instrument, how to hold the flute properly, learn correct embouchure, learn how to take breath support, learn major scales and learn introductory-level music. Students can continue taking the course longer than 10-weeks based on their goals and requirements, as the materials for each class will build on the last class so that the student will continue to dig deeper into playing more complex music on the instrument.
About the Coach: Robert Cart is a renowned American flutist who has toured Asia, the Americas and Europe including numerous performances in Shanghai, London, Mexico City, Sorrento, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. He has worked with very notable conductors such as Raymond Leppard, David Zinman and Leonard Bernstein, and performed at popular international festivals such as Italy's Ravello Festival, Tanglewood, Aldeburgh Festival in the UK and Wolf Trap.
Making his debut at the age of 16 years old, Robert performed Mozart’s "Concerto in D" in Indianapolis. Over his many active years as a performing soloist, he has played at the world-famous Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Kimmel Center, Weill Hall, the Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, the Whitehouse, Merkin Concert Hall, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the Philips Collection and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Robert's performances of chamber music include notable appearances with Coolidge, the Julius, the Envoy String quartets and Heimat. He is also the founder and main flutist of the Montclair Wind Quintet, the Cali Chamber Ensemble and PhillyQ. Robert is also currently a professor of flute at the Cali School of Music, teaching to many undergraduate and graduate-level flutists. He also presents master classes and clinics worldwide.
By the end of these 10 live sessions, students will know how to assemble and take care of their instrument, know how to hold the flute properly, know correct embouchure, know how to take breath support, know the major scales and know introductory-level music.
Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.
For this course you will need: