LESSONS

Rozalind is now offering Skype music lessons! 

Book your lesson with Rozalind: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or call: 1-709-769-8088 

A Bit About Rozalind’s Teaching/Education Background:

Rozalind MacPhail has been motivating and inspiring students in schools, band and orchestral programs, colleges and universities for over 25 years. She was recently nominated for MusicNL’s “Music Educator of the Year”. MacPhail has taught extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada. She teaches privately at her St. John’s music studio and through the orchestral training program at Lakecrest – St. John’s Independent School. She offers workshops, master classes, wind sectionals, private instruction and career talks catered to the specific needs and objectives of each school.

MacPhail has studied privately with Douglas Stewart, Courtney Westcott, Susan Hoeppner, Amy Hamilton, Barbara Ackerman and Shelley Brown. After obtaining her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at the University of Toronto, she pursued additional private studies with Robert Cram (M. Mus. Perf., University of Ottawa), Robert Dick (NYU). MacPhail 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). She has 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 Radio and community radio stations across Canada. She is an active session musician, music clinician, film composer and touring artist. MacPhail has presented as a performer and panelist at the National Flute Convention, Canadian Flute Convention and MusicNL Week. MacPhail is sponsored by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments.

Rozalind offers the following types of instruction:

  • Flute Lessons 
  • Career Coaching 
  • Live Performance Preparation
  • Music Theory Exam Preparation (up to Royal Conservatory Grade 3)
  • Chamber Music Coaching / Wind SectionalsCompetition & Audition Preparation

Rozalind offers the following workshops:

  • Live Looping & Film

Rozalind MacPhail offers engaging and inspiring interactive music technology workshops for musicians of all ages and backgrounds. Participants explore the art of looping and live film scoring as they co-create original music to contemporary silent film. With the use of their instruments and digital audio workstation, Ableton Live, MacPhail helps participants unleash their creativity as they find their unique voices in a fun, empowering and inspiring learning environment.

During the workshop, MacPhail introduces her live looping setup and briefly describes her composing process as she performs 1 – 3 of her audio-visual works. She then turns it over to the participants who collaborate with one another at their own comfort level and music ability, building layers of melody, texture and groove to create an original live score for contemporary silent film. This workshop encourages active listening, creative exploration, problem solving, self-confidence, collaboration, mindfulness and self awareness.

Other workshops offered:

  • Learn How to Loop
  • The Entrepreneurial Musician
  • Touring Tips for Musicians
  • Live Scoring for Film
  • Practice Tips for Musicians
  • Conquering Stage Fright
  • Social Media for Musicians

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) 769-8088. 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 also offer online lessons through Skype. 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. I also offer 90 minute online lessons through Skype.

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 weekly studio lessons, online Skype lessons or group workshops. For more details about my teaching rates, contact me directly at: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or by phone: 1-709-769-8088.

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. I also recommend bringing a pen, pencil and having a blank notebook to write lesson notes in.

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 and will 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 working on. 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 what 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: 1-709-769-8088. 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.