Are you looking for a short block to begin your first year of flute before jumping in to a complete flute course? Or, is your child struggling with a beginner-level course and in need of something more basic? This 10-day block plan will help you introduce the flute to your Grade 1 child imaginatively through simple stories and songs.
In just a few minutes each day for ten days, you will:
1. Present your child with their own instrument.
2. Teach your child how to care for their flute.
3. Teach your child how to hold the instrument, how to place the mouth, and how to breathe for a beautiful sound.
3. Work through songs and fingerings for the notes of the G-pentatonic scale (DEGABD'E)
Revisit these songs as needed to reenforce fingering, and in Grade 3, use these earliest songs as a supplement when learning note names.
Your child will learn about Rhys, a seven year old who longs for a sword, but finds himself the recipient of a flute instead. Will he be successful training his eyes, ears, and fingers? And will the flute live up to legend and allow him to summon animals with his songs? Join him as he learns about the magical music within.
14 page PDF
Introduction to the block for parents
Flute care tips and instructions
Fingering charts for pentatonic and diatonic instruments
10 brief lessons
6 very simple songs
6 mp3s (instrumental only)
A Flute Primer
Zipped file includes 1 PDF and 6 mp3 files (instrumental only).