Flute lessons given by Roderick Seed.
In-person and Online lessons available. I can teach at your home or at a studio in London.
You can save up to £30 by selecting a regular lesson plan. 1st lesson discount available (use code RSM25)
ABOUT MY TEACHING
I give flute lessons in person and online via Skype or Zoom to students from around the world. All ages and abilities welcome! I teach in London and can travel to surrounding areas.
Whether you wish to prepare for an audition, exam, or competition, or you would like to simply improve and find greater ease in your playing, I offer lessons based on your individual needs.
After studying with some of the greatest flute players and teachers at the Royal Academy of Music and abroad (William Bennett, Lorna McGhee, Sebastian Bell, Kate Hill), it is a great privilege to help my students master their instrument. Mastering the flute is a lifelong journey and I encourage students to work on all aspects of their flute technique to find greater ease and enjoyment in their musical expression.
Part of my teaching is inspired by the Alexander Technique, which has helped many musicians, actors and athletes with injury prevention. For flute playing it especially helps with breathing, tone, resonance, and finger coordination by being more aware of how we use our bodies and inhibiting habits which are less efficient. There are no wrong answers and I seek to positively encourage the student to find their voice and true potential.
I enjoy giving masterclasses in Japan, Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. I hold my own flute retreat each year in the UK and teach at the Vancouver Flute Festival.
I also host regular warm-ups on my YouTube channel
I have also written a book of exercises based on the teaching of William Bennett called "Mastering the Flute with William Bennett". This was published by Indiana University Press in 2018.
My lesson fee (not including travel/studio booking fees) is £60 per hour for a single lesson.
Weekly Lesson Plan: 4 lessons a month - £210 (save £30)
Bi-weekly Lesson Plan: 2 lessons a month - £108 (save £12)
Monthly Lesson Plan: 1 lesson a month - £55 (save £5)
Plans can be cancelled at any time, provided 48 hours' notice is given. Select the plan you want at checkout.
1st Lesson Special discount: Use code RSM25 to get 25% off your first lesson
Covid-19: As a commitment to safeguarding students, I am taking weekly lateral flow tests and only teaching provided I receive negative test results.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"I am a student with Roderick Seed and have been taking lessons with him for approximately one year. He is a wonderful teacher and is a very talented musician. Rod never "tells you what you want to hear", he teaches with great precision and excellence. He is the best teacher that I have ever had!"
(Shere L., USA)
"I’ve been taking lessons with Rod via Skype for about a year. I’ve learned so much. His knowledge of the flute and how to teach is inspiring. He has limitless exercises and solutions for combatting problem areas. I consider myself very lucky to be one of Rod’s students"
(Sylvia E., USA)
"I have been blessed to work with Rod for the past year and a half. Before my time with Rod, I was self taught on the flute for a few years. In the little time I had with Rod, I was given the opportunity to skyrocket in my music abilities. Rod has prepared me for numerous auditions and performances and has inspired me to pursue my passion for music. As my world of music is rapidly expanding, I have still yet to meet another flutist as knowledgeable and genuine as Rod. I will forever be grateful for his amazing teaching and the time he has spent with me." (Isabella W., Canada)
"I can definitely recommend Roderick. He is an incredibly patient, supportive and inspiring teacher."
(Lynsey B., UK)