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Learn to Play the Flute: Beginner Basics

by Robert Cart

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! 

  • Course Duration

    10 Weeks

  • Course Level


  • Instruction Language

    English, German

Taught On

  • Skype

US$36(1-on-1 Class)

per class

(Tax Exclusive)

Recommended - 1 Week = 1 Class

1 Class = 30 minutes

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Educator Profile

Robert Cart

35 Years Experience

From: United States

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    American Flute, Basics of Flute
  • Education

    Doctor of musical arts from University of maryland college park

    Bachelor of Music from DePauw University

    Master of music from Indiana University (Bloomington)

  • Work Details

    Professor of flute - John j. Cali school of music

    Dean and professor - Rowan university

    Associate professor - 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.


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