Kristen Huebner Flute Lessons in Utrecht

Flute Lessons for Beginners to Advanced Intermediates

Do you have a love for classical music or have you been curious about the baroque style you've heard so often on the radio and in concerts? I give lessons on both the "modern" and baroque flutes.

Traverse Lessons

Utrecht based flute teacher Kristen Huebner: The flute is my passion and the music of the baroque is where I find the most inspiration, not only for the beautiful music but also because it gives such a range for expression and improvisation. You're welcome for traverse /baroque flute lessons! Sign up for a taster lesson!

Online Flute Classes

I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Book a trial lesson and buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package! Contact me for information.

Prefer Pop?

Perhaps you have a desire to jump into a more "modern" genre, also a big treat to play! The repertoire which you find the most personal to you is where we will focus our attention!
Would you prefer a more modern approach? I'm no stranger to pop, jazz and rock music. 

Music Styles

The lesson is always tailored to your specific musical interests, whether they are in line with classical studies or venture a bit further into other genres like baroque, jazz or pop. The basis of learning any instrument, in any style or genre, is technique.

What do we do in the Lesson?

In our lessons, you will learn, amongst other things, technical studies, breathing exercises, scales, chords, legato, staccato, dynamics, as well as expanding your musicality with performance pieces suited to your current level and interests.

Personal Attention is the Key!

Whether you are an absolute beginner or you have already played the flute before and wish to take it back up again, both personal attention and a cosy, welcoming atmosphere will make for both a relaxing and instructive lesson.

Mark Your progress

You will be able to clearly mark your progress, enabling you to become motivated with each and every lesson. Personal attention is key to honing your technique and fostering a passion for the music we aspire to make together. Curious? Contact me for a trial lesson!

Playing Together - Flute Duos

Music making is in the end what it's all about! The best way to do this, and not to mention the most historical of all pedagogical practices, is to play together! Our entire flute repertoire is filled with duets for 2 flutes, a perfect opportunity to develop your sound, breathing and overall technique. You will also get support when working on solo repertoire or orchestral excerpts, and even further fun begins when you wish to form a small ensemble to explore chamber music. So great to make music together!

Piano Accompaniment?

Yes, I do accompany my students on the piano and sometimes the clavecimbel. Piano was my first instrument since the age of 8!

About Kristen Huebner

Originally from the United States, Kristen Huebner now bases her musical life in the Netherlands and Europe. An avid specialist of the baroque flute, Kristen holds both Bachelors and Masters Diplomas from the Utrecht Conservatory (BM) and The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (MM), where she studied with Wilbert Hazelzet & Kate Clark. She has toured Europe with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Ton Koopman and has collaborated alongside members of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century with Frans Bruggen. A passionate chamber musician dedicated to reviving pre-classical repertoire, Kristen is the co-founder of The Primary Sources alongside fortepianist Lucie de Saint Vincent.

CD

Her work with the Paris-based Ensemble Diderot has led to a CD recording of the Mondonville Sonatas, recently released on Audax Records in October 2016
Performing in both professional baroque orchestras and chamber music ensembles throughout Europe, Kristen also improvises with her own pop/rock trio 'The Pix'.
 

Ik vind het fantastisch!

Sinds enkele maanden heb ik dwarsfluitles van Kristen Huebner. Ik vind het fantastisch om les te krijgen van haar, ze is heel enthousiast en een goede lerares! Ik leer heel veel over het spelen van barokmuziek en over fluittechniek. Het is heel inspirerend en misschien ga ik ook de traverso spelen. Mijn plezier in fluitspelen is weer helemaal terug dank je wel Kristen!
Anje de G.

Ze ziet jou echt...

Als klein meisje speelde ik, natuurlijk zoals zoveel andere meisje blokfluit, en toen ik wat groter was altfluit en daarna ben ik dwarsfluit gaan spelen, van mijn tiende tot en met mijn dertiende. Toen overleed mijn moeder en stopten er veel dingen in mijn leven, omdat het verdriet zoveel ruimte in nam. Nu 22 jaar later, een volwassen leven verder,  dacht ik ja, ik ga dat weer proberen, muziek spelen, een instrument bespelen is zo mooi,  en het is zo'n fijne en rustgevende bezigheid. Voor mijn brein, voor mijn lijf, voor mijn gemoedsrust. Dus ik zocht een fijne dwarsfluit docente bij mij in de buurt. Kristen sprong er uit met haar vriendelijke tekst. Een mailtje was gauw verstuurd. Een nog vriendelijker mail kreeg ik terug. De eerste afspraak voor een proefles was gemaakt en was echt een cadeautje.  Ik voelde me meteen op mijn gemak door Kristen haar gastvrijheid en fijne huis en muziekkamer. Kristen is lief, warm, fijn, geduldig, professioneel en buiten dat ook een fantastische fluitiste. Ze weet wat voor jou een goede oefening is en hoe je die oefeningen het beste thuis kunt doen. Ze ziet jou echt. En als laatste....ze is ook bijzonder gezellig om gewoon mee te kletsen over het leven en de liefde. Wat net zo belangrijk is. ;) Ik zou haar iedereen aanraden.
Marieke

Excellent Fute Teacher!

Kris is an excellent teacher. I've taken many courses over the years, both personal and professional, and Kris is one of the best I've come across.
T.

Love for Baroque Flute!

Kristen is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher! Already having played the silver flute for a long time, I decided to pick up the baroque flute two years ago. Kristen helped me buy a flute and through her lessons I quickly became confident on this new instrument. Her clear love for baroque music and period instruments has opened up a new world for me, exploring the many different styles of baroque (from early French to late German/Austrian). During her lessons we often play together, from which I learn a lot through imitation, but we also talk about the background of different pieces, ornamentations, etc, which helps me understand the music better.
H.D

Verliefd op de traverso!

Kristen is heel enthousiast en inspirerend! Ik kwam bij haar om traverso te leren spelen (ik speelde al een tijd dwarsfluit), zij hielp mij om een traverso te kopen en heeft mij snel wegwijs gemaakt op dit nieuwe instrument. Door haar lessen heb ik kennis gemaakt met de diversiteit van de barokmuziek, en heb ik ontdekt hoe mooi het eigen karakter van een barokinstrument kan zijn. De lessen zijn altijd heel gezellig en leerzaam. We spelen veel samen, maar praten ook over de achtergrond van de muziek, de verschillende versieringen in de barokmuziek, etc, waardoor je de muziek die je speelt beter gaat begrijpen.
H.D.

Life-enhancing journey!

I started taking flute lessons with Kris about four years ago. What started off as a mere pastime has turned into a life-enhancing journey.  Kris is positive, patient and inspiring, and we have covered everything from Baroque to Jazz in a most enjoyable and engaging manner. I would highly recommend Kris to any music student.
Tony. R

Private Music Teachers

Music moves and enriches the soul! Enjoy face to face music and singing lessons in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer also online music and singing lessons. Making music is about feelings, thoughts, connection, growth, joy, developing technical and physical skills, discovering new ways of learning and expressing yourself. Regular prices and maximum flexibility with a 10 Lesson Package. Book a trial lesson!

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