Learn to Play the Flute: Beginner Basics

First Name
Robert
Last Name
Cart
Course Summary

Learning to play the flute can be rewarding and fun, but starting out is challenging.  Over the course of ten, 30-minute classes, Robert Cart will teach the students to assemble their instrument and make the sound for the first time, and then progress through the first scales and melodies. No previous experience is necessary, just a strong desire to learn the instrument and the ability to read the music is a must! 

Lives In

Oaklyn, NJ
United States

Course Duration
10 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English, German
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$36.00

per week per student

1 week =
1
class
1 class =
30
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Cart
Number of years of relevant experience
35 Years Experience
From: United States
Teacher Skill Keywords
Basics of Flute
American Flute
Study Details
Bachelor of Music
DePauw University
Master of music
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Doctor of musical arts
University of maryland college park
Work Details
Organization / Institute Name
John j. Cali school of music
Organization / Institute Name
Rowan university
Organization / Institute Name
Shippensburg University

Course Details

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.

    The ipassio Edge

    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.

    Course Specific Benefits

    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.

    Prerequites

    For this course you will need:

    • A working flute
    • Ability to read music

    Weekly Schedule

    These sections are for individual students.

    Click on Enrol corresponding to the Section that matches your schedule.
    If none of the above timings work for you, just sign up for a free session and we'll work out the timings. Sign up for a Free Session
    SECTION DAY & TIME Available
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    Section A
    Mon 12:00pm - 12:30pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    Section B
    Tue 12:30pm - 1:00pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    Section C
    Fri 5:00pm - 5:30pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    Section D
    Fri 4:00pm - 4:30pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    Section E
    Wed 2:00pm - 2:30pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    Section F
    Thu 3:00pm - 3:30pm America/New_York
    2 Seats
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    FAQs

    Question
    How much time should a student enrolling for this course practice everyday?
    Answer
    This course will require practice time outside of lessons. Time spent practicing may vary from 15 minutes per day to an hour, depending on a student’s level of interest. Students who wish to become professional musicians will need more hours of practice per day using a different set of exercises and materials than students who are seeking to learn music as a hobby. A detailed structure of practice for each student will be discussed and explained during class.
    Question
    What if a student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
    Answer
    The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
    Question
    What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
    Answer
    In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
    Question
    How long will the teacher take to revert to a query raised after class hours?
    Answer
    Students should get a response within 24 hours if the teacher is not preoccupied or traveling.

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