Flute Lessons near Somerville and Cambridge, MA. Union Lesson Studios offers flute lessons for kids and adults of all levels. We help students gain the technique, repertoire, and confidence they need to play in practically any style of music. We're conveniently located at 11 Bow Street in Somerville's Union Square. Online lessons are available via video calling.
Aaron Gratzmiller is a saxophonist and pianist based in Boston, MA. His energetic playing and stylistic versatility has helped him become one of the most active performers in New England, sharing the stage with notable artists in a variety of musical settings. Aaron has 7 years of experience teaching private lessons, and is active in the artistic community through organizations such as the New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation, for which he serves as the Director of Arts and Education. He majored in music at both Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, graduating from Berklee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance.
Teaching Philosophy: "There are many reasons for studying music; some people seek lessons with specific musical goals in mind, while others are simply looking for a fun and engaging way to spend their free time. I try to address each student’s needs by showing them how to make small improvements each week. On both the piano and the saxophone, this usually involves working on the fundamentals- tone, time, technique, and reading. I also enjoy working with students to select (or even write) real music that relates to their lessons, then helping them through the process of preparing for a performance. Beyond that, it’s all about having fun and trying something new."
Most kids begin learning the flute around 4th or 5th grade, although it's never too late to start! Younger children may struggle with challenges like breath support and holding the instrument.
A flute, a folder with blank paper for notes, a pencil. Please contact us if you have any questions or need help finding an instrument.
Beginner flutists usually work on the basics of tone, i.e. actually making notes happen, fingering for every note on the flute in each of the three registers, articulation, and how to use breath support that allows us to sustain a note as long as possible.
A flute, a folder with blank paper and a pencil, sheet music of songs/etudes to work on, and perhaps reference recordings on a phone or tablet.