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Rim Blown Flute Lessons

Personalised Rim Blown Flute Lessons, from Beginner to Advanced.​ (Quena or Shakuhachi styles)

Bamboo flutes have been played for eons as a means of relaxation, and musical expression.  The natural and earthy sound of the bamboo is inspiring and soulful.  Indeed, it is highly satisfying when you can reliably play these flutes.

In these lessons, you will learn to:

  • How to get a strong tone out of the instrument (Lip shape, posture, angle, etc),

  • Make solid contact with the holes for a reliable and strong tone,

  • Use your breath to get more out of your playing,

  • Scales and how to flip between octaves,

  • Do various embellishments to make your playing super interesting

  • Connect with the instrument and play naturally and expressively,

  • Relax into your playing for maximum enjoyment.

  • Line up with a beat 

  • Internalise the tune and beat for more depth

Find out More information and Bookings,

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The focus of these lessons is to master the fundamentals of the instrument first, Elements such as fingering and breathing first and foremost, followed by some of the artsy special effects common to all flutes

Trauma Informed 

If you're like Troy (and everyone else) you have some issues with self esteem, confidence, and some limiting beliefs about yourself and what you're capable of.  These negative voices might be an annoying background conversation while you're practicing your instrument, or at worst, can physically immobilise you, leaving you unable to practice or play at all!

Troy has trained in a variety of modalities for working with limiting beliefs and trauma, both somatically and cognitively and has worked with clients for many years in the past. Indeed, through his own instrumental journey, Troy has navigated negative self talk that has often left him paralysed to learn and go forwards. 

As part of your lessons, we may employ strategies to navigate and give nurturing attention to any blocks that arise to you learning or progressing. 

If you want to take that journey deeper, Troy offers Conscious Conversations, to support individuals to unravel stuck thinking and feeling patterns.


Lessons go for an hour or half hour.  Weekly or fortnightly lessons are recommended in order to ensure forward momentum.

How are the Lessons Delivered?

Online via video, or in person.  South East Qld Location.

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