Music is abstract, but learning how to play the flute isn’t.
I’m here to teach you tangible step-by-step processes and effective practice tools so you can confidently master playing techniques that some teachers have trouble putting into words.
I know it can be frustrating when you watch others play and think, “Wow, I wish I could do that!” But I know you can, and I have the tools you can use to achieve your goals, whether they are preparing for an audition, exam or recital, and everything in between.
Over the years, I have come to understand
exactly what it takes to conquer these key concepts
and have you progressively playing your best:
Flexibility and Tone
Caitlin Berger’s Flute Studio is the place to be for anyone eager to learn and have fun on the flute, no matter your musical experience!
"Caitlin has been my flute teacher for three years now. I am very happy having her teach me. I sometimes find practicing hard, but Caitlin’s tips help me to keep going. I really like about her that she is supportive and understanding."
"I am super happy having Caitlin as my daughter’s flute teacher. We have been working with her for three years and the experience couldn’t have been better. Caitlin is passionate about her music and teaching, she is so friendly and kind and always open to questions or suggestions. She not only teaches the flute, but with her weekly listening suggestions and practice tips helps forming a musician. We highly recommend her."
-Roswitha, Julia's mom
Here’s what you get
when you study with me:
In-person*, one-on-one weekly lessons, tailored to meet your unique needs. You get my undivided attention in order to monitor your progress, posture, and habits.
Weekly newsletters (click here for an example!) full of listening recommendations and general flute tips.
A practice journal so you can track your habits and goals and hit those playing milestones!
[ *Due to COVID, lessons currently take place online.
If you only ever want lessons to take place online (never in person), please click this link to bring you to the Just and Accessible Music School website, a new, co-operative music school I co-founded in 2020! ]
I am also aware that every single person is different and has a unique set of experiences and identities. Lessons with me are truly a safe space for learning and feeling comfortable with who you are. I am sensitive to different learning styles; I will check in with you regularly during the lesson to make sure we are on the same page. It’s very important to me that students of any and all identities (race, gender, disability, etc.) feel welcomed and comfortable in my teaching space.
“Okay, great! What do I do next?”
I will reply to you ASAP with my Studio Handbook, detailing everything you need to know about studying with me.
Once you've read through the Handbook, we'll set up a free trial lesson to get to know each other and make sure we're a good fit!
Your monthly* lesson
payment options are:
$120 for 30-minute lessons
$140 for 45-minute lessons
$160 for 60-minute lessons
*This plan is based on four lessons per payment. Alternate payment arrangements as well as payment methods can be discussed together during our initial meeting.
Additional services offered include:
Theory and Ear Training Lessons (same fees as above) and
Chamber Music Coaching ($60 for 60 minutes).
“Wait a second, Caitlin -
who exactly are you?”
I’m a flutist and teacher based in Montreal, Canada’s cultural capital! I teach motivated flutists to make noticeable and consistent progress on the flute.