Flute, Clarinet & Sax Lessons
in Ranson, WV
Our Approach to Woodwind Lessons at Ellsworth Music
The approach we take to providing a balanced music education includes three key elements: fun, fundamentals, and personalized instruction. We perfectly align these three priorities to offer students exactly what they are looking for when they come to our school for lessons.
Woodwind instruments are such beautiful instruments, each with its own unique sound. At Ellsworth Music we offer lessons for flute, clarinet, sax. Our instructors work closely with students of all ages and skill levels, helping you achieve your musical goals. Whether you’re looking to explore a new hobby or competing for a prestigious scholarship that would afford you professional or performance opportunities, our instructors have the resources to help you get there.
Our Approach to Woodwind LessonsGET STARTED
01 Woodwind Lessons Should Be Fun!
Woodwind instruments produce rich, expressive, and emotionally impactful music in both solo and group settings. At Ellsworth Music, we teach a variety of woodwind instruments – including flute, clarinet, and saxophone – each of which plays a critical role in bringing to life the music we know and love.
Regardless of your specific instrument, one thing is consistent across all of our woodwind offerings: fun! Simply put, we want all of our students to LOVE their music lessons. Ellsworth Music Academy’s experienced staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music – while having fun along the way.
02 We Emphasize Healthy Technique
We believe strong fundamentals are key to providing a strong foundation for a musician’s growth. At Ellsworth Music, you’ll learn the key elements of strong woodwind technique including breath support, voicing, embouchure, articulation, finger technique, and posture.
Understanding these necessities will help you maintain control of the tone and quality of your music.
Our lessons offer an enriching, well-rounded music education that pairs fundamentals with a strong foundation in music literacy. From sight reading and ear training to music theory and history, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive teaching résumés to foster an optimal student experience at Ellsworth Music Academy.
03 We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
Every student is unique and their instruction should be, too. The talented team at Ellsworth Music is committed to helping each student pursue their musical interest at a pace that works for them. We’re passionate about all things music and all things success!
Do you dream of becoming the next great jazz soloist? Earning a spot in your high school band? Turning a simple intrigue into a hobby? As our teachers get to know your goals, we tailor our lessons accordingly. Both beginner and advanced students will be challenged and inspired on their musical journey at Ellsworth Music Academy.
Patrick E. Lowry
Guitar, Jazz Theory, Woodwind Specialist, Various Folk Instruments
Pat Lowry graduated from the University of Miami, Florida where he studied woodwinds and piano and received a Bachelor of Music in Music Merchandising. Pat has managed stores for Veneman Music in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Bethesda, MD and Springfield, VA.
Clarinet, Flute, Alto Sax and Piano
She played saxophone and clarinet all throughout grade school, playing baritone sax and other voices as well. She also participated in wind, concert and chamber ensembles and all-county and all-state. Holly went to Buffalo State for clarinet performance and completed two full recitals during her tenure there.
Woodwinds & Brass
Andy Tucker is a Ranson, WV native who specializes in percussion instruments. During his undergraduate studies, he attended Robert’s Wesleyan University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.
How it works
Together we explore student musical goals.
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
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Frequently GET STARTED
What Is the Minimum Age to Start Woodwind Lessons at Ellsworth Music Academy?
An instrument like a flute, clarinet, or saxophone requires a certain level of physical development, and dexterity. Proper lung capacity is needed to produce the right sound and tone. We recommend starting woodwind lessons no earlier than age 7. At this point, students tend to have the necessary physical attributes that allow them to be successful when learning to play the clarinet or saxophone. If you’re not sure whether or not private woodwind lessons are right for you, our highly capable instructors can answer your questions and help you find the perfect fit.
Do I Need Any Prior Experience?
At Ellsworth Music, we support students from a variety of musical backgrounds. From your first time through the door to your very last music lesson, you’ll find a community that is dedicated to meeting you where you are and helping you achieve your goals.
What Styles of Music Can I Learn?
We are proud of the unique and diverse musical backgrounds that our instructors bring to our school. From classical music to trendy jazz, there are no restrictions on the styles of music available for exploration. If you have an idea of what style you’re interested in, we can find you the perfect match. If you’re more interested in the freedom to explore, we have something for you, too!
What Materials Will I Need?
Completely personalized lesson plans come with equally as customized resource recommendations. Once our woodwind instructors have gotten to know student goals, they’ll provide you with a list of books, materials, and online resources.
Why Come to Ellsworth Music for Woodwind Lessons?
Combining talented and dedicated instructors with a well-rounded approach to music education, Ellsworth Music is the perfect place for any student looking to learn a new instrument. We believe that our learning environment is simply unmatched. Creative expression and exploration is at the heart of what we do. You’ll find that your instructors encourage you to explore and push your own boundaries so that you can take advantage of everything music has to offer. Additionally, we’ll follow your lead, supporting your music education with many years of expertise. Our student-driven approach puts you in control of your journey with a woodwind instrument.