Welcome to the world of Flute and Flute playing. Since you are visiting this page you must be interested in, or are starting to think about, taking flute lessons and embarking on a wonderful musical journey for yourself, your child or someone you know.
I have been teaching privately for over 20 years, and have had the pleasure of teaching the flute to many who have joined my studio at various stages in their musical development. Students as young as 4 and as old as 65 have been members of my flute studio over my 20-year long teaching career that covers teaching in both the United Kingdom, and for the last 10 years, at my studio and at the City College of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University here in NYC.
In addition to teaching flute using the traditional method, I am pleased to also be able to offer Suzuki flute instruction. As well as imbuing my long-standing flute teaching pedagogy with new ideas and methods of how to teach, training for, and achieving the Suzuki flute teacher certification, has also provided me with the opportunity to open my flute studio to a much younger audience than is usually possible with the traditional flute teaching methodology.
The Suzuki flute method is based on the philosophy and belief that “Every Child Can” -- every child is innately talented and musical ability is a technique that can be taught to all children given the right environment. The only inborn qualities that differ from one child to another and which might effect musical development is the pace of learning and learning style.
Starting from the native language analogy, the Suzuki method grounds its philosophy on the same principles as learning ones own native language, nurturing a child’s musical talent using an optimal environment for learning through passive and active learning within a safe and secure environment.
Listening, imitation and repetition are central to developing music ability in the Suzuki method. Students start learning pieces by ear and playing from memory. As soon as the child begins to read words, note reading is introduced through games and other fun activities.
Together with the student and the teacher, the parent is an equal participant in the student’s learning process. As a result, parents of young students starting Suzuki flute, need to be able to partake in their child’s musical development by attending the child’s weekly lesson. Alternatively, a regular nanny could attend the weekly lesson with the child.
Some of the advantages of the Suzuki method of teaching and learning are:
For more information, I invite you to navigate through this website.
"I have proven the fact that talent is not inborn and I nurtured and developed many children whom I accepted as my students without any test for musical ability. I taught them to become splendid musicians "
Manhattan Suzuki flute is a Suzuki flute studio in New York City’s Upper West side, directed by Dr. Laura Falzon, a professional flutist and Suzuki certified teacher. Laura Falzon has extensive teaching experience and is also an Ivy league graduate in Music education with a Doctorate in the subject from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Registered students attend weekly private lessons, and occasional group classes. The main objective is to develop and nurture a love of music in students, while learning to play the flute to the best of their ability.
Students as young as 4 can enroll to take lessons at the Manhattan Suzuki flute studio.
Dr. Falzon is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), the International Society of Music Education (ISME), the National Flute Association ( NFA), and the College Music Society (CMS).
To register go to
REGISTER FOR LESSONS
or contact us by email or phone
Tel: (646) 338 9652
Check out the following links to learn about the benefits of an early Music Education:
Are Musicians Better Language Learners?
Children who learn music from a young age find it easier to learn languages even in adulthood, research has found
LIISA HENRIKSSON-MACAULAY February 27 2014, 03.00 EST
Using Music to Close the Academic Gap
New studies on the cognitive advantages of learning instruments at early ages
LORI MILLER KASE OCT 9 2013, 9:00 AM ET