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Puget Sound Flute!

Why Take Private Lessons?


Whether your child is learning a musical instrument to pursue it as a career or for personal fulfillment and recreation, private lessons greatly benefit the new music student.

So, why should we offer our children private lessons if they are already in a band class at school? Learning to play a musical instrument can be more of a daunting task than a child (or parent) may expect. Fingers, tonguing, breathing, posture, note reading, and counting all come into play when beginning to play the flute.

Working with a private teacher can help a student keep up with peers in the group setting. Every child learns at a different pace. Private lessons help to minimize frustration and set your child up for success.  

With a private instructor, a child learns the fundamentals of playing more quickly. A solid foundation is built, and the child can keep learning, playing, and succeeding.

A private music instructor can help keep your child motivated and help the student discover new music and set goals to focus on to maximize the opportunity for musical success and fun. 


Research has also shown that studying music has many other benefits, including better verbal memory, higher test scores and spatial intelligence.

In addition, music teaches self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving, creativity, and self-expression.  Students are also exposed to foreign language and culture, world history, math, and physics.

What We Offer


At Puget Sound Flute, we offer private flute lessons at three locations, KinderFlute (students ages 4-9), Middle School Flute Choir, and High School/Adult Flute Choir. 

As an instructor, I realize that each student has different playing abilities and goals, so every lesson is personalized for your child's needs.


My studio also offers:

  • Performance opportunities in our yearly Spring Recital, the "Un-Recital" (featuring pop music, games, and pizza), open-mic events, community performances, and the Puyallup Fair.

  • The Puget Sound Flute Choir and Middle School Flute Choir, with a chance to play the Alto and Bass flutes. 

  • Free Masterclasses with guest Artists.

  • Smartmusic technology is used in lessons, which is also helpful with band and orchestra music.

  • Students will also be given an opportunity to discover world flutes.

Where Are Lessons?


I currently teach at three locations:

Lakewood Music & Arts, Puyallup Music & Arts, and University Place Presbyterian Church Music and Arts Institute. Special arrangements can be made if you are not available for designated teaching days.  I also teach a small number of at-home lessons and in-school lessons in some school districts. 

If you need to make special arrangements, please contact me. 

What Ages?


Students can begin playing the flute as early as age four.  Our KinderFlute classes are designed for students between the ages of 4-9. Please see our KinderFlute Northwest page for more details.


Students ages ten and above will be placed in regular private lessons. There are two levels of flute choir:  Middle School/Junior High Flute Choir (Puyallup Location) and the High School/Adult Flute Choir (University Place Location).

How Much Are Lessons?


I offer 1/2 hour and hour lessons.  Prices vary depending upon the length of the lesson and whether you have also signed up for KinderFlute classes or flute choir. Private lesson students will be given a discount on flute choir tuition.

Please contact Lakewood/Puyallup Music & Arts or UPPC Music and Arts Institute for current pricing. 

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New-Again Flutists and Adult Beginners


Did you play the flute in school and are thinking about relearning the flute or brushing up your playing skills?  Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument, but never had the time or money?  I have a very large adult student base in my studio who are "New-Again" flutists or beginners, and it's growing every year.  There are numerous music groups for adults in our community to join and lots of opportunities to perform.  My studio has The Puget Sound Flute Choir which is a mix of younger and adult students that performs at various events around the community.  Check it out! 

Studio Locations

Lakewood Music & Arts

6111 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd SW

Suite Q

Lakewood, WA 98499-6517

Phone: 253-581-2926

Puyallup Music & Arts

Puyallup Music & Arts

4102 S Meridian Ave Suite E4

Puyallup, WA 98373-3400

Phone: 253-848-8478

Music and Arts Institute University Presbyterian Church

8101 27th Street West
University Place, WA 98466


CONTACT: LISA TODD, MAI Director, / 253.564.2522, ext. 162

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Tuition assistance is available, if needed, at the UPPC Music and Arts Institute.  There is also an audition for current MAI students each year in May for the Schultz Music Scholarship at this location.  For more information about these scholarships, please visit the UPPC MAI website.


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