Originally created as early as the tenth century, the flute is made up of three parts, the head joint, the body and the foot joint. It creates a sound as air passes over the air hole located on the head joint and proceeds out of the finger holes located on the body. Currently, the flute can be found in orchestras, bands, film scores, folk music and popular music throughout the world.
Beginning students will learn how to use proper breath support and a correct embouchure (formation of the mouth) to produce a good tone quality or sound. Beginning students will also establish a connection between written music, fingerings and pitches (musical sounds). More advanced students will gain knowledge of classical technique and repertoire (collections of well-known music).