Open Air Studio
Information for Parents
Learning. Teaching. Sharing.
New students now being accepted!
The Flute Studio of Julie McGough focuses on building a strong musical foundation while fostering a life long love of music.
Skills we work on in a typical lesson include:
Creating a warmup routine
Scales and technique
Tone and Vibrato
I believe that a strong foundation in technique and tone create the opportunity to excel in all types of music. Students are expected to practice daily, using practice skills taught in lessons.
Students participate in:
weekly private lessons
Group studio class #1 (fall): PMEA honors band mock auditions
Group studio class #2 (spring): topic varies
Holiday solo recital
Spring solo recital
Studio picnic and senior recognition night
Students are encouraged to reach for new goals through studio recitals and masterclasses, and by auditioning for external groups, such as youth orchestras, PMEA honors ensembles and national competitions. Auditions and competitions are optional and participation is based on student desire and ultimate future goals.
Current students perform in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, PMEA honors band, PMEA district band and orchestra, PMEA region band and orchestra, PMEA state band and orchestra and National Flute Association High School Flute Choir and High School Soloist Competitions.
Graduates of The Flute Studio have gone into many fields after graduation, including, but not limited to music fields, such as flute performance and music education.
For students interested in pursuing flute performance or music education in college, I offer comprehensive college audition training that includes longer lessons, parent/student/teacher planning meetings, college selection advice, recommendation letters, and preparation for both the pre-screening auditions and live auditions.
We are a flute family! Students in my studio are encouraged to be kind, supportive, and helpful to each other. The group classes, flute choir, and recitals bring together these outstanding young flutists from many areas of Pittsburgh. They become great friends and it is a joy to see them supporting each other inside and outside of the studio :)
TUITION RATES 2020-2021
$130 per month - 45 minutes weekly
$175 per month - 60 minutes weekly
$260 per month - 90 minutes weekly
There are 42 private lessons per year. A calendar is sent out quarterly with any holidays and days off, plus optional group lesson dates (included in monthly tuition).
Students can make up one lesson per quarter on the makeup day.
New students now being accepted!
Contact me today for information.
Available on Zoom - online students can take part in all studio activities (studio classes, virtual recitals, lessons)
SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTSIDE LESSONS
On nice days, local students are welcome to come for outside, socially distanced lessons at my studio, in place of their Zoom lesson. This is optional and dependent on weather conditions and availability.
LESSONS AT MY STUDIO IN BETHEL PARK
Students will have the option to return to normal, in-person lessons, when the threat of Covid-19 has passed. For now, we will stay safe at home on Zoom, or outside on nice days.