Flute and Recorder Lessons - Sussex

Discover and Be can offer Flute and Recorder tuition to children across East and West Sussex. 

Whether your child aspires to play the flute in an orchestra or would like to learn how to play pop songs on the recorder, we can help!  We offer BESPOKE lessons, tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your child, whatever his or her age and ability. 

Our flute and recorder teachers are able to train and prepare pupils who wish to embark on ABRSM graded exams. We also work with children who prefer a less formal approach to learning the flute and recorder as well as the basic elements of music   All Discover and Be tutors are DBS/CRB checked; this is renewed on an annual basis.



The recorder is a great first instrument, as it allows children instant access to playing simple, familiar tunes. We offer recorder lessons for complete beginners to intermediate. Our music teachers are highly skilled and able to make lessons fun which is key to the learning process. 

In our recorder lessons, we explore the basic elements of music:

  • Pitch
  • Rhythm
  • Dynamics
  • Duration
  • Tempo
  • Timbre


Flute lessons are tailored to meet the needs and requirements of your child, from beginners to advanced players. The flute is a beautiful and flexible instrument.

We offer any or all of the following in flute lessons:

  • Composition and improvisation
  • Technique
  • Music Theory
  • Sight-reading and Notation
  • Aural Training
  • Music History
  • Listening
  • Preparation for Performances and ABRSM Exams

Frequently asked questions                                                           Fill in this Form To Find Out More

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How do the Flute or Recorder lessons work?

The first lesson is very much geared around the teacher getting to know your child and what level of tuition they need. From there they will recommend the books and support needed to move forward. Once the tuition is ongoing each lesson will be tailored to your child. In some cases this means shorter more fun focused teaching and others it may mean for practice time or playing along with other instruments and learning music theory. 

Do you have to own a flute? 

Don’t worry! We can recommend the best places to hire instruments.  Some parents prefer to do this initially until they are sure that their child is ready to commit fully to the instrument. At this point, we can offer help in choosing your first flute.


How will I know how my child’s music lessons are progressing?

Our teachers are very happy to offer ongoing feedback on the progress of a child. As well as this we welcome contact and feedback from parents on how they feel the tuition is going. We also use a practice diary system where notes can be made on progress of learning challenges. 

How long are the lessons and how much do lessons cost?

  Music lessons run in term-time only and fees are payable half-termly in advance. 

  • 30 minutes (standard lesson length for primary aged children)
  • 45 minutes (optional for more advanced pupils)
  • 1 hour (standard lesson length for secondary aged children and adults)

*Please contact us regarding lesson fees. 

Get In Touch

If you are looking for a flute or recorder teacher and you live in or around Sussex then get in touch today. Our qualified and friendly tutors will not only provide a very high standard learning environment but also a happy one. Music should be fun, especially when it comes to teaching children. 

How do I know which music books to buy?

Our music teacher will recommend the books that would suit the pupil best. There are a number of factors involved in choosing the right music books and support.