Cairns Flute Lessons
I have been teaching flute & music for over 25 years and still derive so much pleasure seeing my students improving whilst building a lifetime love of flute & music. I love what I do & am passionate about passing on my skills & love of music to my students.
I am very proud of the flute playing and musical achievements of my all students throughout the years that I have been teaching. My students regularly achieve outstanding results in their yearly flute examinations. Many of my former students have gone on to successfully gain positions in tertiary music programs and to pursue music as a career becoming music teachers at schools & universities – as well as working in other areas of the music industry. The most important achievement for me though is knowing that each student of mine is building a life long love of flute and music and has personal satisfaction in their progress whilst developing valuable skills.
I conduct flute lessons in a positive and encouraging environment. I always aim to provide a rewarding music learning experience at each lesson no matter what age or level the student is. Lessons focus on developing the correct technique in all aspects of flute playing.
I teach all ages & levels from beginners through to tertiary level. Students can do exams or learn just for fun. Flute exams are conducted through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
Flute lessons are conducted in Cairns, Queensland.
I also provide Flute lessons via Skype. Students of mine that are travelling and/or have moved away from the Cairns region have requested that they be able to continue their flute studies with me. I now provide flute lessons via Skype so that these students can continue their studies with me.
AMEB Exam Results 2016
Congratulations to all my students who did their Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) flute exams in August this year. Exams done ranged from Preliminary level to Grade 7. All my students achieved excellent results being awarded Credits, Honours & High Distinctions.
I pride myself on every year achieving outstanding results for all of my students and it was great to see that trend continuing in 2016.
Testimonials from students & their parents
To Ms Linstead
Thank you for a great 2 years. I have loved playing the flute and you have helped me so much. At first I couldn’t even put a flute together and now you are helping me prepare for my exam.
Katie (year 6)
I just want to say thank you for teaching me this past year. Your positivity and encouragement make the lessons so enjoyable and promote the beauty of music and how important that is to the soul. Thank you
Thank you so much for all your teaching this year. Samantha has progressed so much & is loving the flute!
Katherine & Ian (Parents)
You have been a great teacher and I feel like I have improved a lot this year.
Phoebe (Yr 6)
Thank you for all that you have taught me this year. The techniques & pieces I have learnt have been really interesting and thank you for all the work you put into my lessons.
Thank you for being my flute teacher this year, I’ve really enjoyed it. You are the best music teacher I have ever had.
Millie (Yr 5)
Thank you for teaching me flute this year. I have learnt many new skills and facts about flute and with your guidance I passed my flute exam.
Thank you so much once again.
Tahlia (Yr 6) (Note from Jane: Tahlia got an A+ for her preliminary flute exam )
Thanks for your help for Victoria. Her father and I really appreciate your efforts and patience to Victoria’s progress. Thank you so much! You are such a lovely teacher.
It has been an amazing 3 years since I first met you. From 60 minutes of scales to delightful duos, it has been a sometimes painful but always a fun & enjoyable time of my life. I love your sense of humour and the friendly vibe you give off.
Our time together will definitely be something I will remember when I look back on my life in Cairns and everytime I pick up the flute, I will think of you. nce again, thank you for being a part of my life.
Thank you for being my teacher this year and helping me pass my exam.
Elle (Yr 6)
Thank you so much for teaching me the past two years. It has been such a great experience and I am so glad I was able to learn the flute especially from such an amazing teacher like you.
Marika (Yr 11)
Dear Ms Linstead
Thank you for being the BEST flute teacher EVER!
Only you could make a stubborn 10 year old practice. Who could get me to play in front of a room full of strangers – who could get me through 6 exams and a performance certificate without dying of stress?
Lots of love
Well you have been my favourite music teacher so far & you probably always will be.
You have always been so patient with me, even when I haven’t practiced a lot. I will never forget your kindness. I will never forget you.
You have taught me so much but most important – you have taught me to love music and the flute.
Lots of love and friends 4 ever, Joey
I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work with Debbie so far. Your constant encouragement & positive comments have helped her tremendously.
She looks forward to her lesson every week. In fact, it is the highlight for her. You have helped increase her confidence & self esteem.
I don’t think you realize how much you’ve helped her so I would like to thank you.
Thank you so much for all of your amazing teaching over the years. I have really enjoyed flute even though my practice habits aren’t that great yet!
Thank you very much for teaching me. I’ve improved so much since I started having lessons with you. You’ve helped me so much. I enjoy the flute.
Thank you so much for your dedication and the many hours you’ve spent guiding my fluting. I’m glad I persevered with music long enough to realize how much of a help you’ve been – I appreciate it.