Flute4u :: Teaching Beginner Flutists in the Time of COVID

Teaching Beginner Flutists in the Time of COVID


Online Class: Teaching Beginner Flutists in the Time of COVID

A FREE, online Zoom class with Kathy Blocki

Saturday, September 12
4:00-5:00 PM, CST

Registration required; Zoom details and password will be sent after registration.

Registration Due Date: September 5, 2020

 

The Blocki Method

An easy way to start your flutists off right, online.

 

The Blocki Flute Method gives the beginner an excellent foundation in beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm, and technique. This comprehensive and step-by-step approach was written to ensure success, and also includes theory and composition projects.

The method is designed so students can play in both octaves without having to read the notes in both octaves. This is an incredibly important aspect of teaching beginners. Teaching flute is not like teaching trumpet in which the high notes are more difficult - high notes become difficult when students only play in the low and middle octaves for as much as one year. The students then have trouble with embouchure flexibility, and the ability to form a smaller lip opening.

The Blocki Flute Method's unique approach to teaching Five-Note patterns has proven to consistently help even the youngest students develop exceptional technical abilities. Five-note patterns are used as the foundation for teaching new notes, technique, moving between beat levels, simple transposition and fun and easy ear training..

You will need the Blocki Complete Teaching Kit to fully participate in this zoom class. The items can also be purchased separately.

We accept purchase orders and we are on the buyboard.


Blocki Complete Teaching Kit

[buy complete kit here]

Pneumo Pro - The Pneumo Pro has helped thousands of beginning flutists achieve a beautiful tone. Band directors and flute teachers alike have praised the Pneumo Pro for its ability to facilitate correct and consistent placement of the air column, thus taking the mystery out of tone production. The Pneumo Pro is a great teaching device for older students, helping them quickly achieve a more resonant, focused tone with proper intonation as well as more accurate octave and register changes.

 

Great Beginnings Instructional DVD - The instructional DVD teaches the student how to use the Pneumo Pro to produce a beautiful sound on the flute head joint. While playing along with the video, students can master low and high notes, rhythm exercises, head joint songs, and even compose their own head joint melodies. Though targeted at the new flutist, band directors will also discover invaluable insights regarding the process of effective beginning flute instruction, and can simply assign each of the six lessons for the students to work with during their regular home practice time.

 

Flute Tutor - A tool to stop the habit of rolling the flute in too much and covering too much of the embouchure hole.

Blocki Method: Book 1 - Student Workbook - The Blocki Flute Method: Book 1 is an award-winning method designed to give the beginner an excellent foundation in beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm and technique. This comprehensive and step-by-step approach was written to ensure success and also includes theory and composition projects.

Blocki Method: Book 1 - Teacher Manual - This 175-page manual explains the basic teaching concepts to be used with the Blocki Flute Method: Book 1: Beautiful tone, embouchure flexibility, rhythm and technique. This comprehensive and step-by-step approach was written to ensure success and also includes theory and composition projects.)

And, if you purchase the Complete Teaching Kit as a bundle, we include one of the new Blocki Airstream Straws as a free sample.

 

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