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Please note that Colwell Arts Centre is currently closed. We will of course let you know when we are able to re-open. Any queries please email: glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk and we will endeavour to deal with your enquiry as quickly as is possible during this challenging time.

Covid-19 - News

Please note that all rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government's direction on COVID-19.

Click on the link to explore all the ways that you can keep playing and making music until we can all get together again!

Keep safe everyone from the Gloucestershire Music Team

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Flute

When to start:

From school years 4 - 5. Very much depends on arm length and hand size.

Costs:

Hire:

We charge £26.90 per term, plus VAT where applicable. Find out more about hiring from us.

Buy:

From about £325 for a new 'student' quality outfit. (flute & case). Advanced students should be prepared to spend considerably more. Secondhand instruments easily available. Always seek the teacher's advice before buying.

Other:

Very few - occasional adjustments and pad replacement.

 

Pros/Cons:

Pros:

Relatively easy to play in the early stages. Wide range of music written for the instrument. Opportunities to play in wind bands and flute choirs.

Cons:

Becomes harder later on. Most orchestras only have two or three flute places so there is intense competition. Limited opportunities in Jazz and folk music.

Find out more about the flute from the BBC’s guide to the orchestra.

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