The Overtones series of repertoire is used extensively in lessons and students seem to love the music! Each book comes with a CD in which the student can hear and play along with a flutist, or simply play along with the piano book. Each song must be mastered in each book in order to move to the next level. Levels are: Preperatory to level 8. Orchestral excerpts are available upon request.
Kathy Blocki is creator of Kinderflute™ and teaches and certifies flute instructors how to teach flute to young children. Information about Kinderflute™ can be found on her site.
The books are created from the standpoint of a flutist and do not follow the usual band curriculum that so many young students get in
school. Her award winning method books and related materials can be purchased at http://www.blockiflute.com/
Flute instructor Molly Shortridge teaches here. Kinderflute™ Academy Classes are often held on a regular basis at the Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center. Free
introductory lessons and KinderFlute classes are offered here regularly.
Flute Instructor Molly Shortridge also teaches at State Street Academy of Music. This is a beautiful, non-profit facility near the Capital building in Harrisburg, PA. Children and adult students are welcome. For information on tuition (per semester) and needs-based scholarships for lessons, contact www.ssamusic.org
Warfields Fine Flutes: Bob Warfield has over 30 years of experience in flute repair and is Straubinger Pad certified. He works on student, intermediate and professional model flutes. He is centrally located in Pennsylvania. Flute instructor Molly Shortridge endorses his work and many of her students and colleagues have been pleased with his services and attention to detail. If you need assistance with flute repair, go to Bob's website at http://www.warfieldsfineflutes.com/ or email Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleague and fellow KinderFlute™ Instructor, Annemieke de Bruijn, sells flute tools and devices
that are important for breath support and control. Her business is located in Holland but click on the link to access her site and purchase supplies. http://www.flutemotion.nl/pagina9.html
For anyone who wonders why they should involve children in music, this book thoroughly explains how music is essential. Music can positively effect the developing brain, improve academic achievement, enhance social abilities, and develop positive psycho-social experiences. Written by Peter Perret and Janet Fox, A Well-Tempered Mind (Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn) discusses relevent research related to music's influence on a child's functioning in all area's of life and development. Click on the book to be re-directed to Amazon if you wish to find out more.
A great source for music workbook pages...free to download. Increase your child's understanding of notes, rhythms and music basics by having them work through some of the pages on this site.
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: