In my studio, I demand the highest level of excellence each individual student can achieve while also allowing them to grow into well rounded musicians rather than simply "playing the instrument". Given the current musical climate I believe we are more than performers but also must learn to wear the hats of preservers, creators, and innovators.
- Brandon LePage
- Brandon LePage
Summer break! Fall semester to resume in September.
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About the studio:
Brandon teaches both flute and piano weekly from his home in Southgate, MI (flute lessons also available via Skype). Brandon's teaching style combines all aspects of musical learning from theory and history to flute/piano specific techniques. His goal with each student is to make sure that they have a well rounded musical education that will allow them to move forward into any musical field they wish to conquer.
Elementary/Middle School Students - Teaching this age group includes modeling good practice habits and demonstrating proper instrumental or piano technique including memorized scales and learning about the "tools of the trade" such as metronomes and etudes. The curriculum includes basic instrumental performance skills, solfege (interval training and singing), music theory, and music history.
High School Students - Teen students begin to set long term educational goals. While some choose to study music as a career, others will view music as an enjoyable supplement to their academic pursuits. Instruction with this age group is interactive, allowing students to direct some lesson content while maintaining achievable expectations. Advanced technique, music interpretation, and musical analysis are added and to lesson content.
Performances: All students participate in studio recitals (of which there are typically two a year) as well as a "flute ensemble" put together just for studio recitals. Students are also expected to be involved in school ensembles, MSBOA solo and ensemble festival, youth orchestras and bands, and the Southeast Michigan Flute Associations events.
All Students; Meronome/Tuner (smart phone version fine), Notebook, Blank Staff Paper.
Elementary/Middle School - Trevor Wye "Beginners Book for Flute" (Parts 1 and 2), Louis Moyse "Forty Little Pieces in Progressive Order for Beginner Flutists".
High School Students - Marcel Moyse "De La Sonorte", Andre Maquarre "Daily Excercises for the Flute", M.A. Reichert "7 Daily Exercises for the Flute", Robert Cavally "Melodious and Progressive Etudes" (Books 1, 2, and 3), Etude Books by Joachim Andersen (Op. 18, 26, and 30), Trevor Wye "Omnibus Edition".
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