Cairns Flute Lessons
I have been teaching flute & music for over 30 years and 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.
Online Flute Lessons
Available via Skype or Zoom.
AMEB Exam Results 2020
2020 has certainly been a crazy year, including a whole terms worth of skype lessons. We also didn’t have our usual mid year concert where all students doing exams have the opportunity to perform their exam pieces to a live audience. Despite the many changes to our usual routine all students did extremely well in their flute exams. Congratulations everyone, I am very proud of you all.
I pride myself on every year achieving outstanding results for all of my students and it was great to see that trend continuing in 2020.
Testimonials from students & their parents
Comments from Parents
- ‘I am so appreciative of your teaching expertise, the example you set and the love for music you impart to my daughter’
- ‘We are very happy with the progress our daughter has shown on her flute. This is mainly because of your inspiring teaching! Thank you very much’
- ‘Thanks for everything you do……. – her flute playing seems to have improved in leaps and bounds this year and perhaps most importantly, she just loves it. She plays every day and is always picking up her flute to play a few tunes’
- ‘Thanks so much for all the hard work you do with my daughter. You are not only making her great at playing the flute but also helping her become more resilient and a better learner.”….
- “You put in so much with the students. Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher.”…
- “…thank you for your great tuition. My daughter is loving learning the flute”
- “Many thanks for sharing your infectious enthusiasm of the flute”
Comments from Students
Thank you for everything this year. You have helped me become more confident in my flute playing as well as developing my forte’s. I am enjoying the flute a lot.
Mayu (Year 7, 2020)
Thank you so much for being an amazing teacher during this crazy year and keeping us playing during lockdown.
Samantha (year 9, 2020)
Thank you so much for your guidance and teaching this year. I have had a lot of fun and am excited for 2021. Can’t believe I have been learning the flute for six years.
Tahlia (Yr 11, 2020)
Thank you for everything you have done for me this year. Your dedication to your students shines through events like our concert.
Alexandra (year 8 2020)
Thank you so so much for teaching me this year. You have taught me so much and I know I have come a long way, but only because of you. You’re amazing!
Thank you Jane.
Love Larissa (year 6)
I can’t wait to do Grade 3 exam next year!
Rina (Year 4)
Thank you for teaching me. I have learnt many things & techniques with my flute & none of this would have happened without an amazing teacher like you.
Kira (year 6)
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
Louise (adult student)
You have been a great teacher and I feel like I have improved a lot this year.
Phoebe (Yr 6)
Thank you for all the help you have given me since you started teaching me. I appreciate all of the extra time you gave for the concerts and exams. I have always looked forward to and enjoyed our lessons and the time we spent together and especially the concerts and ensembles you organised.
Thank you so so much for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. You have been the best flute teacher anyone could have. You are always understanding and helping me out:) I will be forever grateful for your teachings and for being a kind teacher and friend.
Millie (Yr 8)
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 every time I pick up the flute, I will think of you. 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.