Studio of Kelly Williamson

Critical Points for Tone Development
Book 1: Flute
Jun 18 and 19, 2020 in Cambridge, ON
at Studio of Kelly Williamson


Critical Points for Tone Development: Book 1: Flute

Instructor: Kelly Williamson,

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Phone: 226-808-1083

Event Description

In Unit 1 courses we focus on “what” to do to set up beginner flute students to play with beautiful tone and secure intonation. The specific tools are presented, including the use of recordings and demonstration to shape the concept of tone, rice spitting and other pre-flute activities, posture and position, repertoire, and tonalization exercises. In this seminar we will review the foundational activities and focus on key aspects. We will also discuss obstacles that teachers frequently encounter when using these tools with students, and ways to ensure that teachers get the results they want to see (”how”).

Course full.

Trainer Information

Kelly Williamson

Kelly Williamson holds a BMus in performance with Distinction from McGill University, and a MMus in performance from l’Université de Montréal. As a student, she participated in private lessons and master classes with Geoffrey Gilbert and Peter Lloyd, as well as other well-known flutists, and has studied privately with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute School. She was an active freelance musician and private teacher in Montreal for many years, and was also Suzuki Flute Coordinator at the McGill Conservatory, before relocating to Cambridge, Ontario. Kelly has been a frequent clinician in schools and an adjudicator at music festivals, and is invited to teach at workshops all around the world. She was appointed a Teacher Trainer in flute in May 2006, serves on the teacher development committee for the SAA, is the current SAA representative to the ISA flute committee, and contributes regularly to the American Suzuki Journal.


June 18 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM continuing June 19 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time


This event will be held online.

Studio of Kelly Williamson

Cambridge ON

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