So, what’s the first step in uncovering your tango flute style?
Learn How to Play Tango Flute Online. Spend 5 weeks learning online with tango flute specialist Dr. Jessica Quinones and learn how start fluting like a tanguero.
Course Description: If you have always wanted to explore playing tango music in the way you imagine it’s heard in Argentina—except the prospect feels totally unfamiliar and overwhelming to figure out, let alone actually play—this flute course is for you. Learn the basic tango techniques to simplify the process, from the unwritten tricks of melodic interpretation to mastering that special rhythmic swing. ‘Tango it up’ with music from Piazzolla, Gardel and more.
Sessions: You’ll get 5 personalized 50 minute ‘one-on-one’ session with me weekly via Skype. This course is available to flute players world-wide with an open enrollment.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
-Understand the unwritten and un-notated ‘tricks’ of tango performance
-Navigate how to add ornamentation to a tango melody
-Start learning basic tango improvisation to get away from the score
-Get to know how to feel the tango ‘swing’
-Delve into tango musical culture with an understanding of key concepts such as mugre and mufa
Requirements: Suitable for players of any age that are an intermediate/ ABRSM Gr.5+ standard (click here to see what that means). No previous tango experience necessary, all course materials provided each week.
• a computer/laptop/tablet with high speed internet access
• a video camera
• speakers or headphones
Cost: £195 (approx. $295 USD/€265 Euro). Though I bill in GBP (£) you may pay using the currency that you prefer through PayPal.
So, where do we start? Let’s meet online for a free 35 minute trial session, click below to request this.
About the instructor
International flautist Dr. Jessica Marie Quiñones blends the fields of flute performance, flute pedagogy, and ethnomusicology into an active international career. Acclaimed for her beautiful tone, detailed musicianship, and innovative teaching techniques, she has given recitals, masterclasses and lectures to audiences across the globe. Dr. Quiñones is regarded as a ‘highly reputable and innovative flute teacher’. Only at the age of 22 she was named by the American Music Teacher National Association (MTNA) as one of the “Most Outstanding Studio Teachers under the age of 30″. Her pedagogical techniques have been cited in the UK’s Music Education Research Journal, the British Flute Society (BFS) Journal, Flute and America’s Flute Talk Magazine for further understanding of flute education.
She holds performance degrees from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music (USA), and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Recently she completed her PhD at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where she received full funding to explore flute performance and ethnomusicology within tango music, studying in Buenos Aires in the process. She is currently based in Cornwall, UK where she runs an active online flute studio to virtually train musicians from around the globe, and runs teacher training courses for flautists wishing to deepen their teaching practices.
– Winner of the 2015 National Flute Association (NFA) Graduate Research Competition in 2015 due to cutting-edge Phd research on Piazzolla + flute performance. From the NFA website about the prize: “This award is given to a flautist who has made outstanding contributions to flute study and to expose fine new scholarly work by NFA members and to promote the value of research.”
– “…the piece de resistance that captivated the crowd was a wonderful version of Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Cafe 1930′, poignantly led by the mesmerizing Quinones, whose intoxicating stage presence provided a focus for the duo overall. Her luscious lyrical tone and use of sinewy melodies evoked far away yearnings and melancholy of times past. The audience clearly wanted more after the short 45-minute programme.”– Review in The Yorkshire Times, UK
-British Flute Society (BFS) Review: Jessica Quiñones on Piazzolla, Lecture Recital for BFS convention 2014.“This was an authoritative and informative dissection of tango performance practice, with the focus entirely on Piazzolla’s six etudes, written near the end of his life in 1987 with a view of promoting his music abroad. Dr. Quiñones gave a fascinating expose of the way early exponents of the tango, such as the singer Carlos Gardel, who music Piazzolla heard as young boy, would have interpreted this extraordinary genre, The theme, very akin to early music interpretation, was that detailed knowledge is essential rather than detrimental to creativity. We became aware of the ‘sulk’, the use of rubato and dragging out of phrases, changing rhythms to express anxiety and stress, and the use of a plethora of ornaments. With persuasive demonstrations of each etude Dr. Quiñones gave a graphic depiction of the freedom we can bring to this music, despite Piazzolla’s apparently detailed markings…” — C. Britton, British Flute Society Journal, ‘Pan’, September 2014, p. 27.
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