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Rozalind is currently accepting private students. Email Rozalind at: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

A Bit About Rozalind’s Teaching/Education Background:

Photo: Jon FaulknorRozalind MacPhail (Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, University of Toronto) has extensive performing and teaching experience in Canada and abroad. She is an active session musician and solo touring artist, having performed as guest flutist with Constantines, Great Lake Swimmers, Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Curtis Andrews and more. Rozalind has studied with Douglas Stewart, Courtney Westcott, Susan Hoeppner, Amy Hamilton, Barbara Ackerman and Shelley Brown. She has had additional private studies with Robert Cram (M. Mus. Perf., University of Ottawa), Robert Dick (NYU) and has been a long-term artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, The Klondike Institute (Dawson City), Orford Arts Centre (Quebec), Domaine Forget (Quebec) and at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida). Performed in master classes for Emmanuel Pahud, Patrick Gallois, Robert Langevin, Alain Marion, Robert Aitken, Trevor Wye and more. Rozalind’s recordings are featured on CBC and community radio stations across Canada.

Rozalind offers the following types of lessons:

  • Private Individual Flute Lessons (at Rozalind’s music studio, through Skype or in your home)
  • Flute Master Classes
  • Musical Theory Exam Preparation (up to Royal Conservatory Grade 3)
  • Chamber Music Coaching
  • Workshops in Live Scoring for Film, Looping through Ableton Live, Intro to Music Electronics through Ableton Live, Performance Preparation, Music Career Development and Improvisation

Beginning music lessons can be a wonderful, fun and fulfilling experience. Whether you’re a beginner or even a professional musician, finding a good teacher who can inspire your creativity and enhance your technical skills is very important. Because everyone’s musical skills, ideas and career paths are different, having a great teacher with a wide array of educational and performing experience is an important asset.

Here are a few common questions and brief answers from Rozalind about her teaching studio. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Rozalind by email: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or by phone (709) 579-0695. She would be happy to chat with you.

What musical levels does Rozalind teach?

I currently teach students of all levels and all ages. I love teaching students from the beginner to the advanced level. With over 20 years of teaching experience, I take pride in guiding others and consider it a wonderful privilege to be working with so many gifted people.

Where does Rozalind teach?

I teach private lesson and adult group lessons in my downtown music studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland as well as through the Lakecrest Orchestral Training program. I am happy to make house visits at an additional cost to help compensate for gas and travelling time.

How long are flute lessons and how often should I expect to go?

I teach one hour lessons to students on a weekly basis. Some adult students find it hard to afford weekly lessons for those students, I offer a bi-weekly lesson plan. I also offer a 5-week “Beginner Flute for Adults” workshop during the summer which is another more affordable way to take flute lessons in a group setting.

When do you teach?

I usually teach on weekdays, both during the day and in the evening.

How much should I expect to pay?

My teaching rates vary depending whether they are one hour lessons, house lessons or group lessons. Please contact me directly at (709) 579-0695. for more details on my teaching rates.

Do I need my own flute?

Yes, you will, either one that you have rented from a music store, one borrowed from your school or if you’re lucky, the one you own! If you are buying your first flute I can help you pick the one that’s best for you.

Will I need to buy my own music?

Yes, some music will have to be purchased. After your first lesson we will discuss together what music will be needed based on your skill level, what you would like to learn and any other needs.

What should I expect at my first lesson?

This lesson will be a chance for both of us to get to know each other. I will probably ask you to play something for me that you enjoy performing as well as ask you what your musical goals are. I may perform something for you to give you an idea of how I play. Please feel free to bring any music that you are currently studying. I enjoy teaching many musical styles. Most importantly, this is a chance for you to ask as many questions as you wish. I look forward to sharing all I have learned with you.

How much preparation do you require from the student in lessons?

That varies with each student. There is no real rule to how much I expect my students to practice as it depends a lot on the student’s goals, the pace at which they want to learn and how they grasp new concepts.

How do I book a lesson?

Feel free to email me at: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or call: (709) 579-0695. Once you have contacted me, you should hear from me within the week. We can set up an introductory lesson and if my teaching style suits you, we can set up a more regular lesson time.