Providing Exceptional Private Flute Instruction

General Information

Lesson Days & Location:

Wednesday & Friday 1:30-9:00pm

West Valley Music

260 Castro Street

Mountain View, CA

(In the heart of downtown Mountain View)
What is covered in the Lesson:

Tone and Intonation Exercises

Breathing and Phrasing

Proper Posture and Hand Placement

Scales and Arpeggios

Technical Exercises


Orchestral Excerpts

Solo Repertoire

Band, Orchestra and Chamber Music (if students are participating in outside ensembles)

Music Theory (up to ABRSM Grade 5)

Aural Training

Sight Reading

Basic Music History




All Piano Scores for Solo Repertoire



Music Stand

Music Lesson Planner Notebook by Amelia Vitarelli

Essential Dictionary of Music, published by Alfred

A Modern Guide to Fingerings for the Flute by James Pellerite

Optional: Italian/English, French/English and German/English Dictionaries


Without regular practice, students will not progress. The amount of practice is in direct proportion to the amount of progress.
Students are required to practice:

Beginning and Elementary students: 3 ½ – 4 hours per week

Intermediate I: 4-5 hours per week

Intermediate II: 5-7 hours per week

Advanced I/II: 7+ hours per week

Students who are planning on being Music Majors: 14+ hours per week

All students must turn in a practice log at every lesson. The intent of the practice log is to help students with time management and to help me evaluate potential practicing problems. Efficient and smart practicing are very important in today’s busy world and this is something that is discussed at length during the lesson.

Lesson Fee:

Weekly 30 minute lesson: $53/lesson

Weekly 45 minute lesson: $79/lesson

Weekly 60 minute lesson: $95/lesson

Additional Fees:
  • Music purchase (approxomitly $50-100 per year)
  • Performance outfit purchase. Students are required to have appropriate concert attire for performances. This includes dress and formal shoes for the ladies and dress pants, buttoned shirt, tie, dark socks and shoes for the boys.
  • Accompanist Fee (approxomitly $40-125 per use)
  • For Honors Students, there are also competition entry fees.