Flute Lessons

I am very happy to be able to offer virtual flute lessons during the global pandemic. I have years of experience working with beginning middle school students, advancing high schoolers, college undergraduate players, and adult beginners. If you love your flute, there is a place for you in my online studio!

For fall semester 2020, flute lessons will be conducted exclusively online. This means I can accept students from ANYWHERE in the world! Even if you do not live in the Houston area, we can still learn together online. The exception is complete beginners– you are going to want to have a flute teacher you can go to in-person when restrictions lift.

If you are a music educator looking for a flute masterclass teacher, clinician, or contest adjudicator, please use the form at the bottom of this page to contact me!

“Ms. Lupinek is the best private lesson teacher I have had, and she is the reason why I improve at my instrument every day. She is positive, encouraging, and knows when to give you the push you need to do better in your lessons. I have recommended her to a good number of my friends because I believe she can help you get to the level of flute playing you want to achieve.”~Maggie, 11th grade piccolo student

Why me?

Each week I do additional work outside of your lesson time to elevate student learning to the next level. 

Your monthly lesson payment includes: 

  • My weekly studio newsletter (TGIFF: Thank Goodness its Flute Friday) direct to your inbox
  • End-of-term progress reports 
  • My intelligently-designed practice packets for junior high and high school region band auditions
  • Access to performance opportunities (online and/or in person)
  • A FREE MyMusicStaff account
  • Access to my large private collection of online resources for students through MyMusicStaff
  • Personalized recordings and practice videos to aid in at-home practice 

Want a preview of what you can expect? Download your FREE customizable practice routine!

Teaching Philosophy


I believe that each and every student benefits from private music lessons. At the most basic level, private lessons allow students to have a one-on-one relationship with an adult outside of the formalities of a classroom setting. It is important to me that my students understand that flute lessons are a safe space in a world spinning faster by the day. I teach students to engage and question, and I encourage self-discovery. In lessons, we have fun, we learn, we make music. Oh, and we learn how to play the flute too!

“My daughter has taken private lessons from Ms. Lupinek for the past two years. These one-on-one lessons have allowed my daughter to receive instruction tailored to her needs which has resulted in increased self-confidence with her instrument. Ms. Lupinek has been extremely flexible and even gone so far as to offer to continue lessons during this uncertain time (extended school closure due to COVID-19). I have loved watching my daughter thrive and develop into a confident young flutist!” ~Shanna, 8th grade flute mom

Lesson Materials

I require each of my students to come to their first lesson with some basic items:

  1. Flute with cleaning rod, swab, and polishing cloth.
  2. A notebook, folder, or binder dedicated to flute lessons.
  3. A pencil with eraser.
  4. A metronome and tuner– either a physical device or a high-quality smartphone app like Tunable
  5. Required music. View my required book list on Sheetmusicplus.com.

These should be brought to every lesson. We will go from here!

I use Mymusicstaff.com to keep track of my many talented students. Check out torilupinek.mymusicstaff.com for my full teaching website and blog!

For all the nitty-gritty details, check out my studio handbook below.

“Ms. Lupinek has done an incredible job with our flutes in both masterclasses and lessons.  She excels at all levels of instruction.  She is unwavering in her desire to build fundamentally sound flute players.  The students really enjoy her teaching style, and they are excited to go to flute masterclass.” ~Nathan Pair, Head Band Director, Manvel High School

Lesson Rates

Lesson locationRate/ 30 minute or half period lessonRate/ 45 minute lessonRate/ hour lesson
Base rate (online)$25$37.50$50
Alvin High School$25$37.50$50
Alvin Junior High*$17not availablenot available
Friendswood Junior High$25$37.50$50
Manvel High School and Junior High*$15not available$30
Seven Lakes High School$22.50$33.75$45
*These schools have generous scholarship programs that allow families to pay less out of pocket. The band programs supplement family payments to bring my rate up to $25/30 minutes. Pretty neat! I strongly believe in this policy.

“Ms. Lupinek has really helped me improve my sound and technique. If there’s one specific thing I need to work on, she knows exactly what is needed to get me more comfortable while playing. I like how she is very patient with me, and goes just the right pace for me during lessons.” ~Kamryn, 6th grade beginner flutist 

New Student Special!

New students receive a FREE 30 minute intro lesson, AND 20% off their first month of lessons!

If you or your child are interested in signing up for flute lessons, please fill out the contact form below.

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