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Flute Lessons with Tim Farnhill

“The flute is the show-off of the wind section, the big shot: Jean-Pierre Rampal, James Galway–both millionaires. (How many millionaire bassoonists can you name real fast?)…  The problem with the flute is that it vibrates your brain, and you start wearing big white caftans and smocks and eat roots and berries.”2

Inspiration & Excellence

While it’s certainly true that it is difficult to name a millionaire bassoonist, not all flute players end up wearing big white caftans and smocks and eating roots and berries! The flute is, in fact, one of the easiest instruments to attain intermediate standard.  This means you can learn to play your favourite tunes early in your learning.


How good do I have to be for lessons?

Lessons are provided for beginners through to diploma standard students.

Are lessons one-to-one or in groups?

Both one-to-one lessons and shared lessons (maximum two students) are available for flute students.

How long are lessons?

Lessons can be 30 minutes, 45 minutes or an hour in length, depending on the needs of the student.

Where do lessons take place?

Lessons can take place at your home or at 18 Cranbrook Road, York YO26 5JA.  Please note there may be an increased charge for lessons held at your home.

Who will teach me?

Lessons are taken by Tim Farnhill, who is a highly qualified and experienced musician and teacher.  For a summary of Tim’s training and experience, please click here.

What pieces will I learn?

For your development it is wise to learn a broad repertoire over time including jazz, modern music and classical.  You will learn classical playing technique (breath control, fingering etc.) as this will give you the basis to explore a wide range of pieces.

How much do lessons cost?

30 minute lessons are £15, 45 minute lessons £22.50 and one hour lessons £30.  Lessons are charged termly at the beginning of each term.  Payment is by electronic transfer to:

Account Name:  T Farnhill
Sort Code:  40-47-45
Account number:  11459694

Payment is also accepted by cheque and cash, however an additional charge may be made for this.