Flute, Clarinet & Sax Lessons in Aurora, CO
At Neighborhood School, anyone can learn to play the Flute, Clarinet or Sax
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 Neighborhood Music School 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.
Woodwind Lessons Should Be Fun!
Woodwind instruments produce rich, expressive, and emotionally impactful music in both solo and group settings. At Neighborhood Music School, 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. Neighborhood Music School’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.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
We believe strong fundamentals are key to providing a strong foundation for a musician’s growth. At Neighborhood Music School, 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 Neighborhood Music School.
We Care About Your Musical Interests
Every student is unique and their instruction should be, too. The talented team at Neighborhood Music School 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 Neighborhood Music School.
Our Woodwind Teachers:
Flute, Piano & Vocals
Rita has accompanied many choirs on flute parts and been an active music minister in parishes in all the communities where she lived. Rita trained at the Kennedy Center, with the National Symphony Orchestra’s Education Program and then managed the Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association (now called American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO).
Flute & Piano
Sunny Wen studied flute and piano at Alethera University in Taiwan, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Applicable Music. While at Alethera University, she performed with a woodwind ensemble, culminating in a performance for the president of Taiwan in 2009.
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet & Piano
Ian Skaronea began playing the saxophone at a young age, with more than twenty years of experience in this instrument. As a Denver native he attended both middle and high school at the Denver School of the Arts before studying Jazz saxophone performance at SUNY Purchase in New York State.
Oboe & Piano
Oboist and pianist Sarah (Dohanich) Short currently serves as principal oboe with the Lakewood Symphony, second oboe & English horn with the Boulder Symphony, and as a pianist with Reclamation Church. Sarah began studying the piano at the age of five and studying the oboe at age nine.
“We have been so happy with our lessons at Neighborhood Music. Skye and her staff do everything they can to help foster the love of music for all their students.”
“We love Neighborhood Music! My kiddo has taken Piano with two different teachers there, Makayla and Peder, both have been fantastic. They are supportive yet challenging and my son is always happy when he comes out of his lessons.”
“It’s a goofy place with lots of teachers teaching lots of instruments to lots of kids at different levels of skill/commitment. Our 6-year-old son has been doing Piano there for the last 6 months. He’s progressing, even though he rarely practices at home. ”
What you can expect
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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What Is the Minimum Age to Start Woodwind Lessons at Neighborhood Music School?
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 questionsand help you find the perfect fit.
Do I Need Any Prior Experience?
At Neighborhood Music School, 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 Neighborhood Music School for Woodwind Lessons?
Combining talented and dedicated instructors with a well-rounded approach to music education, Neighborhood Music School 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.