I am a freelance flautist and flute tutor. I am deeply committed to deliver bespoke tuition to all of my students. I have 12 years of teaching experience... I teach all ages and standards (beginner - advanced).
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Flute, piccolo, fife, (beginner - advanced)
Grade 5 theory crash course for ABRSM exams
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Masters in Music with Distinction from The Royal Northern College of Music. I did my Bachelor of Music at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. At both conservatoires I specialised in flute performance. I have an ABRSM Teaching Diploma in the principal teachings of flute.
- How much do you charge?
£ 20 / half hour
£30 / 45 minutes
£40 / hour
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my studio in Godalming, Surrey.
- When are you available?
Due to the nature of my work I can be flexible. Some students choose to have a fixed slot every week, whilst others may prefer to schedule lessons as we go.
Cancellation or the rescheduling of a lesson requires a minimum notice of 24 hours, otherwise the lesson needs to be paid for.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages and abilities.
I recommend that children are at least 7 years old when taking up the flute. I have lots of experience teaching adult beginners too, it's never too late!
I teach beginner level - post grade 8 standard, for example - students that go on to take diplomas and teenagers that need help preparing for Music College or University auditions.
I teach recorder for small children, 5 years+
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Grades 1 - 8 (both ABRSM and Trinity exam boards)
GCSE and A Level performance preparation.
Music College and University audition preparation.
Help with all recital and ensemble coaching of any kind.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Whether you are trying to find a teacher for your child or for yourself, I am only too happy to answer any questions or give advice. Please feel free to drop me an email and browse my website at the top of this page.
Hollie Lukas ABRSM Dip. BMus (Hons). MMus
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for 12 years now and enjoy it very much. I am very experienced teaching flute beginners (8 years - adult), mixed ages (grades 1-8 standard) and teenagers and adults that are advanced (post grade 8 / Diploma standard). I also tutor children on the recorder up to grade 3 standard.
I currently teach at The Young Music Makers School (Highgate) and Putney High School.
100% exam pass rate for all my students.
For my private pupils I organise regular concerts and book a professional accompanist so students can grow in confidence and always have something positive to strive for. Parents and friends are warmly invited to all concerts and it's a wonderful occasion for everyone.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. DBS last renewed August 2017.
Safeguarding training through Putney High School and Wandsworth Music Service.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I freelance with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, British Sinfonietta and various London freelance orchestras including Orpheus Sinfonia, Southbank Sinfonia and the London Contemporary Orchestra.
I am a member of The British Flute Society and ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians).
• MMus (Distinction)
• CRB checked
• British Flute Society
'My 5 year old daughter Chelsea has been having recorder lessons with Hollie since March 2013. I am very impressed with the progress she has made so far. Not only does Chelsea now possess a good technique that enables her to play many recorder pieces all by herself, but also she has developed a real enthusiasm for exploring the music world and enjoyment of recorder playing. This has all been the result of Hollie's excellent teaching....'
..''Hollie has proven experience to teach very young children, I found her lessons are well structured and she is very patient to teach Chelsea. She makes many opportunities to praise her, Chelsea always enjoys her lesson and wants another gold star in her books. As parents we are extremely grateful for what has been achieved and we hope Chelsea will continue to progress at this rate and have a skill for life that will never leave her''.
â€œMy 9 year old son has been taught by Hollie for the past 8 months and I am very impressed with the standard of teaching. I sometimes sit in on lessons and am amazed at how much enthusiasm and fun Hollie brings to the sessions and just how much she throws into each lesson. She not only covers the technical aspects but also musicianship, history, listening skills etc all of which are essential aspects to a musician but often forgotten about in routine lessons...
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