KinderFlute Academy
 KinderFlute Academy

Links for class locations, supplies,music, accesories, help, etc.!

Poster/Flyer for Free District Band Workshop
Molly is offering this free class for all interested students who are trying out for PMEA district 7 Band. September 29, 2:00 PM (SUNDAY) at The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center
Free Flute Workshop (best).pdf
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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

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.

Click MP3 link below to hear WITF (arts radio) discuss The Perfect 5th
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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 Look for possible Kinderflute™  Academy activity at this location in the future, meanwhile, Molly can teach lessons for any students. 

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 or email Bob at

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.

Here is a great book of Christmas duets by Howard Vance, that some of my students really enjoy.  Click on the picture to go to the Toot Pick Website to order the book.  Another great one to buy is for all skill levels is"Two Flutes are Better than One". "Do-able Duos" us good for the beginner.

More Christmas duets can be bought that are by Ricky Lombardo and are excellent. Here is a link to his site to purchase his music:


The picture of the cat is not the cover of the music, it is flute instructor Molly Shortridge's cat, Travato!  Just be aware that the music does not look like this!



A great source for flute music and flute accessories is

Click on the link to purchase music that Flute Instructor Molly might require for older students. 

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 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.









Many children play violin and piano at an early age, and the same is true for those who wish to play the flute.  A flute with a curved headjoint allows children as young as 4 begin to experience the joy of flute playing, giving a head start in music and learning.

A head-start in music provides your child with a passion that lasts a lifetime and stimulation for brain growth that can positively enhance physical, cognitive and emotional functioning.


Give your child a unique learning experience, a musical head start and opportunites for fun and friendship!

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:



For more information, visit the contact page of this website:



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