As a member of the Jennifer Slaughter Flute Studio you:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I strongly believe that everyone takes flute lessons for different reasons–some more serious than others.
I strive to meet you wherever you are and craft a plan that helps you enjoy lessons and meets your playing goals. I’ve had serious students prepare for competitions and auditions, participate in All-State and the Spokane Youth Symphony, and work on college audition tapes. I’ve also had students who just want to get better at the flute for fun or maybe they need extra motivation to keep practicing because band class is too easy or too hard. Other students start with me from the beginning and want to make sure they don’t learn any bad habits. Adult students come to learn or refine a new skill, using music as a break from their normal jobs.
Regardless, flute lessons are meant to be a meaningful extracurricular that teach you the love of music. Whatever you need, I’ll be there to help you!
Weekly flute lessons are either 45 or 60 minutes long, depending on age, level, and motivation.
Beginner and intermediate students start at 45 minutes, while advanced high school students take 60 minute lessons.
You can’t get better at your craft unless you practice–plain and simple. Your goals, schedule, and other time commitments will determine how much you should practice for your lessons. We will take the time to go over your schedule and craft a practice routine that works for YOU.
You will need
1) a flute in good, working order with cleaning rod/cloth
2) a metronome, tuner, and music stand for practicing at home
3) any music (method books, solos, etc.) that we decide to work on during your lessons.
My studio is more than just flute lessons–this is a flute program. You not only receive lesson instruction, but you also learn about music theory and music history, participate in studio events, create fun video projects, and play chamber music with other members of the studio. This is all in addition to learning about flute technique, playing in recitals, preparing for auditions/competitions, and learning new music.
Lessons are charged on a monthly basis with the rate remaining the same from month-to-month, regardless of number of lessons (3, 4, or 5). It averages out to 4 by the end of the school year.
Monthly 45-minute lessons: $135
Monthly 60-minute lessons: $180
Single 45-minute lesson: $37.50
Single 60-minute lesson: $50
I teach Monday through Thursday afternoons and evenings. Mondays run from 3:00-8:00pm, while Tuesday-Thursdays run from 2:00-6:30pm. I do not teach on weekends, except for the occasional makeup lesson or studio event/workshop.