LESSONS

Rozalind is currently accepting new students (online and in studio)

Book your introductory lesson now!

Email: rozalindmacphail@gmail.com or call: 1-709-769-8088 

Teaching Background

Mrs. MacPhail has been inspiring students and educators in universities and classrooms for over 25 years. She’s a dynamic teacher who empowers others through heart, creativity, focus and fun.

Her students excel on the live stage. She encourages them to find their own voice as they develop important life skills for success. MacPhail has the career wisdom and compassion to nurture the gifts of every student.

MacPhail was recently nominated for MusicNL’s Music Educator of the Year and is the first-ever Canadian flutist to be sponsored by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments.

Her students have successfully pursued professional music careers as performers, recording artists, orchestral musicians, music educators and arts administrators. MacPhail has taught extensively throughout Scandinavia, the USA and Canada.

MacPhail offers keynote concerts, artist talks, music workshops, career counselling, online music lessons and entrepreneurship sessions. Every education opportunity caters to the specific needs and objectives of each school and student.

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 (online and in studio)
  • Music Technology Instruction
  • Career Coaching 
  • Live Performance Preparation
  • Music Theory Exam Preparation (up to Royal Conservatory Grade 3)
  • Chamber Music Coaching / Wind SectionalsCompetition & Audition Preparation

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 25 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 lessons online and in my downtown music studio in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I am happy to make house visits at an additional cost.

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

I teach one hour lessons in my studio on a weekly basis. I also offer online sessions at various lengths.

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 private music lessons, online lessons or group lessons at schools. 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.