Flute Music Lessons


Diana is accepting new students into her studio!

Come study in a warm, comfortable and colourful home studio, where the emphasis is on creating a positive and encouraging musical experience.  Whether you choose to learn via the Suzuki method or through RCM, Diana's flexible teaching style can accommodate whatever goals you are striving for.  She has successfully prepared students for RCM examinations, music competitions and university auditions.  

Beginner (as young as 4) to advanced students welcome.  

Come join a wonderful group of students!

FREE Trial Lesson!  Contact Diana at dianajanelam@gmail.com

Suzuki Method

Suzuki Method is suitable for any ages, but is especially appropriate for young beginners ages 4-8.  Suzuki Method is a method which approaches learning music in the same way children learn language.  Some key points of Suzuki method are:

  1. Parent-Teacher-Student Triangle:  The parent attends all lessons and is the at home 'practice partner and supporter' with the student.  
  2. Community: The student learns through both private tuition and group ensemble, thus creating a social aspect to learning music.
  3. Listening: The student starts listening to music right away to develop their ear, just like how babies start listening before making noise.  
  4. Repetition: Have you ever noticed how young children love to play the same games or watch the same episodes over and over?  We use this love of repetition to our advantage in Suzuki method.
  5. A positive and encouraging environment: Just like how we celebrate when a child speaks their first moves, we celebrate their musical successes also. 

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)

The RCM offers a comprehensive and standardized approach to music through level and examinations.  Students learn technique, ear training, etudes, theory and repertoire and can take formal examinations at any level.  The RCM has invested in creating a Flute Overtones series, which has a beautiful selection of repertoire, plus brilliant recordings that go along with it.  The RCM is also a way for students to gain certification should they choose not to pursue music in university.

About Diana

Diana has a Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Ottawa.  Diana is an Associate Performance Faculty at Carleton University.  She was an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and freelanced for several years performing with various orchestras and chamber music groups.  Diana has spoken several times at the University of Ottawa about teaching beginners and how to set them up for success. She is a Suzuki and Keyfest certified teacher, and offers structured lessons that are goal oriented.  Often using humour and compassion, Diana pushes her students to their full potential while offering support and encouragement.


FREE Trial Lesson!  Contact Diana at dianajanelam@gmail.com

Group Lessons

Group lessons are offered in addition to private lessons.  Students enhance their education by learning music in a social setting with their peers, while honing their ensemble, listening and leadership skills.   Group ensemble performs at each recital and competes in the Kiwanis Music Festival (included in group class price).  Under Diana's leadership, the group ensemble has won the Ottawa Flute Association Trophy two years in a row and were invited to play in the Highlights Concert three times.  They were also the recipients of the Ronald Duck Memorial Scholarship.  


Private lessons: $60/hour or any division of such

Group lessons: $20 per lesson


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