Lessons cover the basic aspects of playing flute including holding the flute, understanding the scales, and learning the first notes. Students will learn breathing exercises, how to practice, the scales, arpeggios, and learning the finger technique. There are also learning materials on sheet music to help students practice flute playing at advanced levels. In addition, private lessons can be scheduled for personalized support and practice. Students are exposed to the common terms used in the flute playing.
Elizabeth Hicks-Kimmey - Flute and Piccolo
Liz earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She recently secured her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Metropolitan State University in Denver. Liz has taught flute and piccolo for the past 30+ years.
Liz describes her teaching style as “traditional” but makes it a lifelong passion to continue to learn new and exciting information about education by attending workshops and masterclasses as much as possible.
Besides learning to play the flute, Liz incorporates music theory into lessons helping students become well rounded musicians. Students have the opportunity to play in the Flute Ensemble Class and learn fun ensemble music!
Recitals and competitions are always available to her students. Liz also makes sure that her students are aware of any great concerts going on in the area.
She performs as principal flutist with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Colorado Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Denver Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Springs Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Liz substitute teaches for school music classes in the Jefferson County area.
Also see Clarinet and Sax - Mark Harris and Patrick Medina (they teach Sax, Clarinet and Flute).