Jeanne Baxtresser, Former Principal Flute New York Philharmonic

"Julie McGough is that rare combination of an outstanding teacher and extraordinary performer. Her remarkable skills as a flutist and artist inform and guide her ability to create a wonderful experience for a student of the flute.  
I simply can't think of a better flute teacher and mentor for an aspiring student."

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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

  • Etudes

  • Duets

  • Solos


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

Monthly payments

45 minutes: $130/month

60 minutes: $175/month

90 minutes: $260/month

New students now being accepted!

Contact me today for information.

ONLINE LESSONS

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.  

 

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