Experienced Flute Teacher - David Summer
Quality Private Flute Lessons, Beginning Intermediate & Advanced
David holds a degree in Music Education and has been a flute instructor in private and public schools as well as in a variety of other settings.
He is certified as a highly qualified music teacher for all grade levels by the Department of Education in the state of Massachusetts.
David also performs professionally as a flutist
throughout central MA and southern NH.
All flute students taking lessons with David, children and adults, are offered a comprehensive curriculum that combines the study of classical, jazz and pop music and is tailored to each individual student's interests and abilities.
The flute is rich with excellent performance repertoire, including music from the baroque and classical periods to pop and modern jazz.
David helps his students explore and interpret these pieces as they learn to play the flute.
Flute and Music Fundamentals
David incorporates music fundamentals such as sight reading, scales, rhythms, practicing techniques and performance skills into all his private flute lessons.
He also includes elementary and advanced music theory studies in his flute lessons to help each student feel more comfortable and confident when playing the flute in any musical environment.
Proper breathing, breath control and diaphragm support are essential ingredients to playing the flute successfully.
Developing a good flute embouchure can be a challenge for beginning and intermediate flute students.
A properly formed embouchure is essential to achieving a good flute tone and is also important for melodic flexibility.
David helps flute students to better understand these fundamentals and then coaches all of his students, children and adults, as they develop their ability to integrate these concepts into their every day flute playing.
Jazz Flute Instruction
David has taught many flute players the fundamentals of jazz improvisation.
He uses play along materials as part of his jazz flute instruction to make improvising on the flute fun and introduces jazz flute students to standards from the jazz performance repertoire, especially selections from the American Popular Songbook.
David also incorporates ear training in his jazz improvisation curriculum so flute students learn how to hear chord changes and recognize musical patterns.
In addition to jazz improvisation, David helps flutists discover and interpret the vast number of jazz standards that are especially well suited for playing on the flute.
He has a special interest in jazz from the American Songbook. This repertoire feature composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, etc.
David introduces younger students to these composers and helps adult flute students enjoy playing these jazz standards.
Flute Duets, Music Reading
Duet playing, classical and/or jazz according to student interest, is an important part of the flute curriculum as well.
David plays flute duets
with his students in their lessons to help with music reading and to improve the student's ability to play along with other instrumentalists.
(Plus they're fun!)
Flute Practice and Performance
Each student is different in their playing goals and the time they can allot to practice the flute.
David helps his students create a custom practice routine to make the best, most effective, use of available flute practice time.
Students are able to maintain and improve their flute playing according to their own schedule.
Performance skills are an important part of the flute curriculum for a successful, advancing flute student.
David has helped advancing flute students, children and adults, find performance opportunities according to their interest.
He also enjoys helping advanced flutists find their own musical voice through improvisation and musical interpretation.
Advanced flute students should have the opportunity to bring their own individual experiences and aesthetics to the music.
Experienced Flute Teacher
As an experienced private flute teacher, David takes pride in his patience and his ability to encourage, motivate and inspire his flute students.
He believes the best flute teachers take the time to play along with their students.
David enjoys playing the flute with his students, beginners, intermediate and advanced students alike, and teaching flute lessons through patient explanation and by example.
Most of all David makes learning to play the flute fun
All flute lessons are private lessons and are tailored to each individual student's interests and ability.
Lessons may be scheduled on a regular weekly basis or "one at a time" flute lessons are available.
These convenient one at a time lessons are especially good for flute students who live further away from David's music studio or for busy adult flute students who may be unable to commit to regularly scheduled weekly music lessons.
All flute lessons are given in a warm, friendly home atmosphere, in a music studio located in David's home in Groton MA
, 01450. David's music studio is conveniently located for students looking for quality private flute lessons in Acton MA and flute lessons in Littleton MA as well as flute lessons in Westford MA and flute lessons in Concord MA.
David's flute studio is also easily accessible to local flute students in Massachusetts looking for quality private flute lessons, in or near flute lessons Westford MA 01886, West Concord MA, Westborough MA 01581, flute Wayland MA 01778, Tyngsboro MA 01879, Townsend MA 01469 01474, Tewksbury MA 01876, flute lessons Sudbury MA 01776, Still River MA, flute lessons Stow MA 01775, Sterling MA 01564, Southborough MA 01745 01772, Shirley MA 01464, flute lessons Pepperell MA 01463, Northborough MA 01532, Maynard MA 01754, Marlborough MA 01752, Lunenburg MA 01462, Lowell MA 01850 01851 01852 01853 01854, Littleton MA 01460, flute lessons Lincoln MA 01773, Lexington, MA 02421, Leominster MA 01453, Lancaster MA 01523, Hudson MA 01749, Harvard MA 01451, flute lessons in Groton MA 01450 01471 01470, Fitchburg MA 01420, flute lessons Dunstable MA 01827, Dracut MA 01826, Devens MA 01432 01434, flute lessons Concord MA 01742, Clinton MA 01510, Chelmsford MA 01824, flute lessons Carlisle MA 01741, Boxborough MA 01719, Bolton MA 01740, Billerica MA 01821 01822 01862, Berlin MA 01503, Bedford MA 01730 01731, Ayer MA 01432 01434, Ashby MA 01431, Acton MA 01718 01719 01720 and surrounding towns, as well as towns local to southern New Hampshire, including Brookline NH 03033, Greenville NH 03048, Hollis NH 03049, Hudson NH 03051, Mason NH 03048, Milford NH 03055, and flute lessons Nashua NH 03060 03061 03062 03063 03064. Also flute students in central Massachusetts, the Worcester area, Boston area, MetroWest area flute lessons and quality private flute lessons in nearby Worcester MA, Boston MA and Framingham MA 01701 01702.
David is also the author of a comprehensive article on
Recording the Flute
that is complete with images and recorded examples.