The Flute Teachers School shows a different way to get better at the flute.
I love showing flute teachers and flute players how small (and smart) changes to technique make playing and teaching the flute not only easier, but totally amazing.
- said by an exasperated, and relieved, 15 year old Antonia
I wholeheartedly believe that awesome progress on the flute is about more than saying "You just need to practice more!!"
It's about learning the little "secrets" of amazing flute teaching technique that makes things just "click".
And when things click, the student starts wanting to improve, and yep wanting to practice.
Here are a few of my favourite short lessons on those small and smart changes to technique I was talking about - I kind of like to think of them as quick fixes, but real ones!
The proper (and easy!) way to play mid-high notes on the flute.
This is genuinely one of the most amazing flute playing techniques you can teach someone.
You can literally teach a beginner student how to navigate octaves in half a lesson.
This video shows a beginner how to play with a great embouchure, which means getting an excellent sound right from the start!
Without a good embouchure, chances are the student will get frustrated and quit (which you've no doubt seen happen!)
How to play longer phrases on the flute. In other words, how to stop running out of air!
Learn why students (or you!) get dizzy when playing. And the reason is probably not what you think it is...
(Hint: It's nothing to do with your lungs.)
My name is Jane Cavanagh and having travelled the world learning the flute, I now live and teach in my hometown of Sydney, Australia. That's me above, in all those video screenshots!
I love the efficiency of knowing how small changes to someone's flute technique makes a huge difference to their playing!
They are skills that I have learned over 22 years of teaching (including 15 years of professional playing) while learning from the best of the best teachers - mostly in Paris (as an adult) and Sydney (as a child).
It is for anyone who wants to know how small and smart changes to technique dramatically affect how well you or your students play the flute! Simple :)
It is possible to see your students become so into their flute practice that you need to explain it's ok if they sometimes skip a day!!
Teaching becomes easier and more fulfilling because your students start sounding fantastic. Plus, parents begin to seriously respect you (and pay you on time!)
How would you like to fix some of those niggling things about your playing that have eluded you for so long?
I get a real kick out of showing flute players how to fine-tune their playing technique so that nothing is trial and error anymore.
Knowing the real technique for playing the flute will have you light years ahead of other doublers.
If you're interested in finally having a great tone, plenty of air, and fast fingers, I can show you the way.
I show flute teachers how to teach beginners who are just like you, which means the way I teach is like you learning from your teacher's teacher.
Learning why certain techniques work and others don't is a little accelerator towards playing the flute with ease.
Professional flute teacher
“What you did to my student's playing is absolutely amazing!
When I started teaching her last year, she couldn’t play above a G, and in 1 lesson you’ve fixed her!
Thank you so much!!"
Amateur flute player, and English Teacher
“Once I started using Jane’s lessons, things became much easier and I suddenly felt a lot more talented!”
Adjunct Professor of Music and woodwind doubler
(Houston Baptist University, Houston USA)
“My octaves are much more predictable and controlled.
I would recommend Jane to my other doubler-friends.”
Adult beginner flutist
"I have always wanted to play a portable instrument that I can improvise with!
If I had never learnt to play the flute... well, I would have felt like there was something missing in my life."
If you'd like to receive an email from me every week or two with tiny, yet awesome changes you can make to your teaching or playing, you can!
On top of that, you'll get to do the quick course designed to get your tone a lot better in 5 days. (Do the course for free I mean!)