Molly has each of her students work through the Overtone Series of flute repertoire. http://www.frederickharrismusic.com/wcm/ContentMgr/images/Overtones_Sampler.pdf
This series is instrumental in ensuring that students learn each piece to recital-readiness standands, and gives them chances to learn to play with a pianist, with the accompanying CD. Many techniques are learned, as each volume teaches repertoire from the early ages to modern times, with things such as baraque ornamentation to modern multi-phonics explored!
The Blocki Flute Method www.blockiflute.com is and award winning method developed by flutist Kathy Blocki. This method covers many aspects of flute playing not covered in band methods that flute students typically use. Ear training, composition, flexibility, and exercises tailored specifically to the flute are major components of this method. Flute Instructor Molly Shortridge has been using this method with her students for years and has had training in this method as part of her Kinderflute™ certification process. The books progress in difficulty and are suitable for many children, teens and adults.
This flute is much more comfortable due to its curved headjoint. James' head is in the correct position and his arms are in a more comfortable position. Using a flute such as this motiviates a child to practice longer, since physical strain does not exist. Regular student model flutes can be adapted with this type of headjoint. Flutes can also be purchased that come with a curved headjoint. Click on the link to see flute instructor recommendations. http://www.kinderflute-academy.com/purchasing-a-flute/
Flute Instructor Molly Shortridge can be reached by phone at (717) 571-0640 or email at
Lessons and/or classes can also be arranged by contacting the following music schools: