Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone
At the Red Clay Music Foundry we have teachers for flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and more. We teach beginner to advanced lessons on most all of the woodwind instruments. Furthermore, we have teachers for jazz, classical and many more styles of music.
Trumpet, Trombone and Lower Brass
We offer lessons for Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium, and more. We teach beginner to advanced lessons on most all of Brass instruments and have teachers for most musical styles.
Here are some tips regarding woodwind & brass lessons for beginners.
School band programs are where most students get their first exposure to wind instruments. Most of these programs are quite large. The students rarely if ever get any personalized instruction. Private lessons for these students can make the difference between success and failure.¬† We recommend renting your instrument initially since there are many good rental programs for band instruments. Due to lung capacity (and in the case of the saxophone the size of the instrument), we recommend that most woodwind beginners are 9 and older.
Below is a list of the woodwind & brass¬†instructors at our Duluth Georgia location along with their class openings. This includes: Flute, Clarinet, Saxaphone, Trumpet, Trombone and many more.
We encourage new students¬†to take a 30 minute trial lesson. You can meet the teacher and learn more about our school. Currently, we are offering the trial lessons for $20 (one per student). Click on¬†‚Äúenroll‚ÄĚ¬†to register¬†for a¬†trial¬†lesson. If you do not see times listed for a teacher, that means their schedule is full. Once our staff confirms the time chosen, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not see a convenient time, need help coordinating more than one student or have any questions, please call the office
Our office hours are Mon through Fri 2pm – 9pm.
Woodwinds and Brass Lessons
Maureen Ong earned degrees and diplomas in flute performance, piano, music history, and music theory from England and the United States. She graduated with her Masters in Music from Temple University, PA, where she studied with David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She also studied with Christina Smith, Principal Flute, of the Atlanta Symphony. Ms. Ong has performed side by side with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Academic Orchestra Bonn, Germany, and the Penang State Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Malaysia. In addition, she has also performed with Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Temple University’s Opera Orchestra.
Ms. Ong has been teaching for more than 15 years. She recently relocated to Georgia from Philadelphia, where she has been teaching flute, theory, piano, chamber music and flute choir at the Baldwin School in Philadelphia for 9 years. Ms. Ong has extensive experience teaching students of all ages and adults. Her teaching focuses on the individual student. She makes learning the flute and piano enjoyable yet structured. She strives to inspire and motivate her students to achieve their goals.
Elgin Wells the Veteran professional Atlanta musician is offering private lessons in several wind instruments, including Flute, Alto and Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel Horn, Valve Trombone and Baritone Horn (Euphonium).¬†¬†¬†Elgin graduated from Woodward Academy (Band Captain), and then completed his degree in Psychology at Georgia State University, with a concentration in Human Learning and Education.¬†¬†He has performed with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, toured with Australia‚Äôs Daly‚ÄźWilson Big Band and he has appeared frequently at the Atlanta and Pensacola Jazz Festivals.¬†¬†The Elgin Wells Group, a jazz/blues ensemble, has been an Atlanta staple for many years, delivering more than 15,000 live performances, including a 12‚Äźyear stand at Ray‚Äôs on the River.¬†¬†Elgin maintains his audio/video studio in Peachtree Corners, and he has produced 13 albums, mostly of original music.
Learn more at www.elginwells.com