The Flute Mentorship Program

If you are a flute graduate who is trying to find a way to bridge the gap between graduation and starting the journey towards a fulfilling career in music, I can help you become more effective at practising, performing, and navigating your own musical journey.

During the years I spent between my degree and becoming an orchestral musician, I struggled with the need to make money to live, and having the time to keep my performance skills finely tuned at a top level. Although I had an excellent education from top music conservatories, I felt like I didn’t actually know how to win an orchestral job or have the practical skills to establish a career in music. It was a long and eye opening path to my position in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and teaching at the University of Auckland.

By exploring your existing skill set, clarifying your musical identity, and finding a music community you can connect with, you can find a path to creating a music career where you can pursue your artistic projects and take action to achieve the career goals that are most important to you.

I have created this program to help flautists find better ways to reach their goals and I can help you with the challenge of finding clarity to establish your niche and maintain momentum towards your goals. 

Whether you have recently graduated or you are reassessing the musical direction of your career, this is an opportunity to spend time focussing on your flute playing, as well as developing the professional, technological, organisational and psychological skills needed to navigate a life in the arts.

Chart your new course

This is a 6 week online coaching course which consists of a flute lesson and mentoring session once a week, warm ups and daily playing routines, and access to written and video resources. If you can make it to Auckland it is possible to have in-person meetings too. The investment for the 6 week program is NZ$1080.

Together we will create a plan geared towards your career aspirations. Some of the topics you may wish to focus could include:

Audition preparation

Preparation for orchestral work

Performance anxiety

Stage presence

Efficient practice methods

How to create a concert series

How to start a teaching studio

What to teach beginner students

Teaching resources

Piccolo craft

Skills for learning contemporary music

Exploring baroque and renaissance flute and their application to modern flute

Grant writing and applying for residencies

Developing an online portfolio and website


Contacts with industry professionals

Keeping your body healthy

If you are interesting in applying or would like to discuss the program with me further please contact me here:

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