Immersive, comprehensive, and high-level music education in flute

Joining this flute academy means transcending the typical experience of private music lessons. From a young age, music becomes a tool for healthy self-expression, self-confidence, and strength of character.

With a hybrid mix of online and in-person, individual and group experiences, I teach all ages, levels, and in all locations. This academy is supplemental and highly beneficial to other music education activities. Group classes feature prestigious international teachers, regular playing opportunities, and topics that dive deep into flute playing. It is ideal for serious players looking to reach their highest potential at the pre-college level, anywhere in the world.  

Jasime Jalinous, high school student

Elizabeth is more than just a flute teacher. She is a great person to reach out to for life advice. She really cared about me as a person and impacted my life in an incredible way. I am grateful to her for her musical as well as personal guidance and encouragement. I recommend her as a teacher to everyone.”

Elizabeth Erenberg,
lead teacher
Shanna Pranaitis – Extended Techniques
Alexa Tarantino – Doubling, Improvising, and Jazz
Laura Nerenberg, Improvisation
Molly Shortridge, Celtic playing
Vanessa Mulvey – Body Mapping
Jessi Rosinski – Breathing and Centering

Betsy Jasper, adult student

“I could never imagine my flute journey with anyone but Elizabeth. She makes learning fun, challenging, and incredibly enjoyable. Her patience is incredible. While she is light-years (and beyond) ahead of me in music, she is so encouraging and thoughtful. No judgment, no awkwardness. I love to listen to her explain music. She has the ability to break it down to the most simple form. Her credentials speak for themselves. I must say playing my flute brings me great joy every day and I have Elizabeth to thank.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to be part of your studio?

A: I offer both introductory and longer-term packages that include private lessons and group classes. We will discuss these during our free discovery lesson. I am able to offer some need-based scholarship support.

Q: How competitive is it to get into the academy?

A: While I have a limited number of private lesson spots, the group program is open for more. I will determine if you are the right fit for the studio based on our free discovery lesson.

Q: I am older than the typical student player. Is this still something I can be part of?

A: Yes! The program is for players of all ages.

Q: What does each group class involve?

A: Each class involves a certain topic on technique or performance. Everyone will get to play throughout the year. Since each group class is online, you will also frequently be up and moving around to connect with your body as you improve as a flutist. 

Q: I’ve done so much online learning recently. How can I avoid “Zoom fatigue” while being part of this?

A: I understand! I’ve designed the program to combat oversaturation with screen time. The group element happens just once a month for 90 minutes. I’ve found that the online aspect is the major advantage of the program. It eliminates limitations of location, particularly travel time. It also allows you to work with prestigious teachers from all over the world.

Q: What if I just want to take private lessons with you instead of participating in this academy?

A: I am still offering private lessons too. However, my openings are more limited now than before, so I may put you on a waitlist. Contact me to discuss.

Q: My question wasn’t listed here. Can I contact you?

A: Yes, let’s connect. Contact me here.

“Liz combines tremendous technical insight with a genuinely warm and welcome environment in which people in a wide range of ages and experience can participate without encountering barriers they might have in other settings.”

– Sonia Guterman, adult student
Merry Zhang, high school student

“I went into my first lesson feeling very nervous and not knowing what to expect, but Elizabeth’s friendliness put me at ease right away. At the time, I was preparing for my second Junior Central District audition. Thanks to Elizabeth’s help, my score significantly improved from my first audition when I was self-taught. What I appreciate about Elizabeth’s teaching style is that she struck the balance between creating a comforting atmosphere while challenging me to bring out the best of my musical abilities. I will forever appreciate what Elizabeth did for me as my first private flute instructor. I would absolutely recommend Elizabeth to any flute student.”

Andy Given, parent

“We’ve just finished our first year of lessons and it’s amazing to see the progress our daughter has made in such a short time.  Elizabeth has a wonderful ability to meet her students where they’re at and build their confidence.  What started as a way to keep our daughter from getting rusty over the summer break has exceeded our expectations and become a perfect year-round complement to her school flute lessons.”

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