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 2021

Eleven students completed their AMEB exams in September. Levels ranged from Preliminary to Grade 8. All students did extremely well.  Four students were awarded A+ High Distinction: Four students received A Honours, One received B+ Credit and Two were awarded B Credit. 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 2021.

AMEB Online Orchestra

2021 was our first year participating in the AMEB Online Orchestra.  We look forward to participating again in 2023.

It’s here – the final performance by the 2021 Online Orchestra! | AMEB Online Orchestra





Testimonials from students & their parents

Comments from Parents

  • Thank you so much for teaching ……. and for all the love and effort you put into sharing music with us.
  • Thank you so very much for all the work you have put in to teach ……….. over the last years.  It has been a pleasure to know you & ……. would not have improved as much without you
  • ‘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 for ….. 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.”…
  • “Many thanks for sharing your infectious enthusiasm of the flute”

Comments from Students

Dear Jane

Thank you for being an amazing flute teacher, since I was in Grade 5.  I appreciate everything you have done.  I’m grateful for all the memories we have made these past years.

Jasmine (Year 12, 2021)


Dear Jane,

Thank you for always being an amazing and motivated teacher.  You have helped me improve my playing massively over the years.

Samantha (year 10, 2021)


Dear Jane

Can’t believe it has been 7 years since we first met.  Thank you so much for your lessons and support over the years, I really appreciate everything you do.  I will never forget the times I’ve had and fun memories I have made doing flute with you.  Always a highlight of my week. 

Tahlia (Yr 12, 2021)  


Dear Jane

Thank you for everything you have done for me this year.  I look forward to my lessons each week and the community you have within your students is incredible.

Alexandra (year 9 2021)


Dear Ms Jane,

Thank you for teaching me flute. I really enjoyed my lessons that I spent with you. 

Gia (year 4 2021)


Dear Jane

Thank you for being so understanding of my intermittent appearances for lessons. Playing the flute brings joy & beauty for which I am most grateful.  To have such an encouraging, positive teacher with high standards is such a blessing. 

Louise (adult student 2021)


Dear Jane

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.

Jack (Yr 10, 2020)


Dear Jane

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)


Dear Jane

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.

Thank you for your constant encouragement, and for always being patient & kind, even when I sleep in and come late to lessons…..I honestly could not have wished for a better teacher.

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.

Pamela (Yr 12)

Hi Jane,Cairns Flute Lessons

Thanks very much for all of your hard work throughout the year we are impressed with the terrific improvements Ryan has made.

Warm regards,

Jenni (parent)


Dear Jane

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?

Thank you for eight years of friendship and fun and thank you for all the friends I have met through your concerts and the competitions.Flute Teaching Ensemble Young

Lots of love


Dearest Jane

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


Dear Jane,
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.

Linda (parent)Flute Teaching Ensemble First Concert


Dear Jane,
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!


Dear Jane
What more can I say. Many thanks for teaching & inspiring Eleanor over the last eight years.
You have been a great friend to her & a wonderful influence.
Anne & Bob (parents)Cairns Flute Lessons


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.
Best wishes,


Dear Jane,
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.


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