Welcome to Dr. Lanz's Flute Studio
Welcome to the studio page! Here, you will find information about Dr. Lanz's private studio, as well as group workshop information and additional resources. Please feel free to contact her with any questions!
All experience levels are welcome - there is no prior experience necessary to join the studio. Please use the Contact page to connect with Dr. Lanz and ask questions regarding location, scheduling, and fees. She is also available for lessons via Skype, FaceTime, or Google Hangouts.
Materials will vary based on student goals, time commitment, and level. All books and solo repertoire can be purchased through local music stores. For online purchases, please try Flute World, Carolyn Nussbaum, or Amazon.
- Payment is due by the beginning of each lesson.
- Lesson cancellation must occur a full 24 hours in advance, or else payment will be due in full.
- Parents are welcome and encouraged to observe lessons.
Workshops for High School and Middle School Sections
- Tone Development (includes Embouchure, Air, and Vocal Techniques)
- Deconstructing Performance Anxiety
- Developing Healthy Competition
- Concert Preparation
- Becoming a Mindful Peer
- Intro to Extended Techniques
- Solo & Ensemble Masterclasses
- All-State/Honor Band Preparation
Additional Recommended Material
- Rubank Elementary Method
- First and Second Book of Practical Studies (Alfred Music)
- Gariboldi, 30 Easy and Progressive Studies
- Selected Duets for Flute Vol. 1 (Rubank)
- Melodious and Progressive Studies, Vol. 1
- 17 Grands Exercices Journaliers de Mécanisme pour Flûte (Taffanel & Gaubert)
- Andersen, Études Op. 33, Op. 21
- Selected Duets for Flute Vol. 2 (Rubank)
- Melodious and Progressive Studies, Vol. 2, 3
- Berbiguier, 18 Études for Flute
- Kohler, Romantic Etudes (Southern)
- Vade Mecum, Walfrid Kujala
- Gammes et Arpèges, Marcel Moyse
- Karg Elert, 30 Caprices
Additional Resources for Students
Vibrato: John Wion's vibrato page has been extremely helpful for many of my students in the process of learning about vibrato. The page is embedded with many examples of vibrato (including voice and string excerpts). Each example is given in real-time as well as 300% slower - an eye-opener to any student who has never heard the various types of vibrato pulses slowed down. Many great flutists from are represented on this page.
Breathing: Ransom Wilson's article on breathing is informative and a good read, with illustrations showing the crucial intercostal muscles and diaphragm. This article was initially published by the National Flute Association.
Extended Techniques: John McMurtery's collection of descriptions and tutorials for extended techniques is unparalleled. He has provided score examples for notation demonstrations, as well as audio files and a written description for each technique. I find the page to be extremely informative. QuickTime needs to be enabled on your computer in order to hear the examples.