Lessons are available to children ages 5 years and older, with younger children learning on “curved” flutes that fit their little hands. The techniques our teacher, Jan Bolenbaugh, uses are fun and innovative; she uses props and manipulatives to help children produce sound, develop their embochure and to keep a steady beat. Technique is based on learning both by ear and eventually reading music. Students begin listening to and learning songs early in the process to help build a love and feeling for music.