Chiswick Flute Studio is a specialist flute teaching studio in Chiswick, London W4, run by Sarah Broughton Stalbow. The studio accepts students of all ages to be part of its enthusiastic and supportive flute community. The studio philosophy is:
"Musical excellence, in a positive learning environment, developing skills to last a lifetime".
Sarah has a Bachelor of Music (First class honours) from the Australian National University (Canberra School of Music), a Post Graduate Diploma (Orchestral Musician) from the Royal College of Music, a Diploma in Law, and has been admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Sarah has performed with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Australian Youth Orchestra. Sarah has performed as a chamber musician throughout Sydney, Canberra and Asia. For 10 years Sarah owned and operated Aviento, a business which provided musicians for functions. With Aviento Sarah performed at hundreds of events across Sydney.
Sarah has taught in schools across London, Hertfordshire, Sydney and Canberra. Sarah has prepared students for AMEB, ABRSM and Trinity exams. Sarah also feels extremely lucky that her mother, Beverley Broughton, is a specialist in childhood development and learning, and she has been an enormous inspiration and help with teaching. Sarah is the author of the Best Start Music Lessons books which introduce the foundation of musical skills and knowledge to young children.
Sarah is indebted to her flute teachers and is so lucky to have studied with: Vernon Hill, Virginia Taylor, Alison Mitchell, Paul Edmund Davies and Gareth Davies, who have provided her with such a high level of instruction and inspiration.
flute lessons and supervised practice sessions
in person + online
Book online supervised practice sessions here:
What is a supervised practice session?
It's like another, shorter lesson for in between your regular lessons.
It's great for students who struggle to practise on their own at home, and for parents who don't have any prior musical training.
practise, make more progress than those who don't.qualityStudents who practice regularly and do
Being good at flute - it's not magical and a mystery, it's practice!
Scales are often neglected by students in their home practice, but it's scales that are so important if you want to make any significant progress!
That's why these practice sessions have a primary focus on scales and technical work.
Students can ask questions if they've forgotten how to play their scales or forgotten a fingering.S
Students are less likely to practice scales when they are on their own, so we make it a fun and engaging experience where they play to someone else who has the experience to help them.