PRIVATE FLUTE LESSONS
Flute lessons given by Roderick Seed. In-person and Online lessons available.
I can teach at your home, at a studio in London, or at my home studio in Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Save up to 15% by booking multiple lessons. See below for details.
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 Bognor Regis and can travel to surrounding areas.
I offer lessons based on your individual needs. 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 am happy to help you with your musical journey. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
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 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.
1 lesson: £55 (online) / £60 (in-person)
2 lessons: save 5%
5 lessons: save 10%
10 lessons: save 15%
Simply select the date and time of your first lesson and select "Book a session" to pay for a single lesson. You will then be directed to the lesson registration form and secure checkout. PayPal and credit card accepted.
Alternatively, pick a lesson time and then select "Buy a pricing plan" if you want to pay for a package of 2, 5, or 10 lessons for a reduced upfront fee. You will need to create an account so you can check how many sessions you have remaining in your selected plan and to book future lessons.
1st Lesson Special discount: Use code RSM25 to get 25% off your first lesson
Covid-19: I am now vaccinated and as a commitment to safeguarding students, I am taking weekly lateral flow tests and only teaching provided I receive negative test results.
London studio locations
Studio at Falkland Lodge
Located in SE25, this studio is spacious and well-ventilated. Facilities include free parking, restroom, and a nice grand piano.
Recommended if you drive, but also if coming by bus.
9am - 8pm
Bluthner Piano Studios and
Jacques Samuel Pianos
Both of these piano stores are located in central London and have several studios to choose from.
Nearest tube stations: Baker Street and Marble Arch.
11am-5pm (JS Pianos)
Beethoven Room at Fidelio Orchestra Cafe
This studio is £2.50 more expensive, but has the benefit of having an onsite cafe that serves delicious coffee and food. Located in EC1R.
Nearest stations: Farringdon & Chancery Lane tube station.
Monday- Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 2pm
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"A fantastic player and teacher. Very patient and knowledgeable. If you want to make progress with your playing and achieve the sound you've always dreamt of I would highly recommend giving him a try!"
(Caroline D, UK)
"As a teacher, Roderick gets right to the middle of any problem, whether technical or musical, and knows just how to work on it. He is kind, patient, generous of spirit and always works on building you up. In the year I have been having lessons with Rod I have learned so much and my playing has been transformed. I understand things now that I have never understood before. My only regret is that I didn't start having lessons with him ages ago."
(Hazel A, UK)
"Rod is an excellent teacher - he's able to identify in detail what's holding back your playing and work with you to improve it. He's got a supportive and fun vibe when teaching. I'm making a much better sound and am able to play more expressively since I've been learning with him."
(Tandy H, UK)
"Roderick is an acclaimed, prize-winning performer who possesses an encyclopaedic command of how the flute functions as an instrument and the techniques for exploiting its richness and expressivity, as his book ‘Mastering the Flute with William Bennett’ clearly demonstrates. As a teacher and player, Roderick imparts his knowledge and experience calmly, encouraging the student to think about how best to communicate the musicality of pieces of the repertoire under study through the development of tone and technique, sensitively drawing out from the student the very best possible performance he/she is capable of and encouraging the development of an individual voice as a flute player. A polished performer and sympathetic, inspirational teacher, such as Roderick, is a rare breed indeed!"
(David H, UK)
"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)