Melany Rice

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If you would like to learn a new instrument with an energetic young adult in a stress-free atmosphere, I would love to take you on as a student! Originally hailing from Wisconsin, USA, I moved to England at age 18 to study Music at the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 university (I am currently 20 years old, in the third year of my degree). I have over 10 years of experience playing in groups such as the Wisconsin State Honors Band and the JMKAC Senior Honors Recital, and I've also played in countless symphonies, pit orchestras, bands, and other groups.  I have experience teaching children from the ages of 5-14 as an assistant band director, flute instructor, and general tutor. I also have extensive experience working with neurodivergency and special needs children. I've lived in three different countries and am currently in the process of moving to France - thus I have many flute methods and traditions under my belt. 


Learning begins when stress ends, so as a teacher I try my best to make learning enjoyable. After all, the brain only remembers things it actually paid attention to and somewhat enjoyed. Thus, my first priority is that you are comfortable and having fun. Lessons are personalized to the student's feedback, goals, pace, and artistic style. 

Undergraduate music student at the University of Sheffield

For younger flutists, I like using the Abracadabra Flute book or the Rubank Elementary Method for the Flute. I'm also familiar with the Essential Elements series but I prefer to use these two books. You can purchase them if it suits you, but sometimes I only use snippets - this is completely dependent on the students, and we will discuss this in the trial lesson before making any purchases. 

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