Services

Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player looking to refine your skills, I would be happy to assist you in achieving your goals! I have over 20 years of experience playing the flute, the last 9 years of which I have been teaching professionally. I​ enjoy working with students of all ages and levels of playing. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding private lessons at:

laurensofka@hotmail.com

In Person Lessons in Las Vegas, Nevada 

To schedule an in person lesson in Summerlin, NV, simply contact me via email at laurensofka@hotmail.com. Include a phone number

in your message and I will be in contact with you within 2 business days.

Skype Lessons

Skype Lessons can be an excellent way to improve your skills on the flute from the comfort and convenience of your own home or wherever you choose to use Skype. With Skype lessons we are able to address challenges around tone, technique, musicality, breathing and much more. Curious to try? For the month of September 2019 I'm offering first 2 Skype lessons at half price!

For Skype lessons - please click here for all the details!!

 

Next, proceed to:

 

Contact me via email with your inquiry and include the following information to be considered: 

  • Student's age (only if under 18, ​​​​students over 18 can simply say "adult", please have a parent contact me for students under 18)

 

  • Level of playing and experience

 

  • Any general goals the student wishes to achieve with these lessons​​​​ (this  might include learning repertoire, contest pieces, or to improve tone quality etc.)

  • What time zone you are in


Lastly, simply follow the links below to purchase a lesson. Once the lesson is purchased, I will contact you to set up a lesson date and time. If no lesson is scheduled, payment will be returned. We will also schedule a free 5-10 minute Skype session to test the internet connection at some point prior to our lesson to make sure we can proceed. After the lesson is scheduled we can simply log in to Skype at the time of our lesson and begin!


Please contact me with any questions regarding lessons and scheduling here:

laurensofka@hotmail.com

Student Testimonials

"I am so grateful I started taking skype flute lessons with Lauren. My goal has been to improve my tone and develop a natural, rich sounding vibrato. I had an in-person flute teacher that was encouraging me to do long tone exercises to improve my tone which helped a little but she couldn't describe specific things I needed to make happen to achieve a better sound. After watching a couple of Lauren's You Tube videos I found that she had some good and very specific ways of describing the changes you have to make with your air and mouth to achieve more richness. I started out doing 30 min lessons but ended up doing 60 min lessons to fit in more of her extremely helpful exercises and feedback. I love how she keeps my main goals in mind and tailors our lessons around those while also keeping things fun. She leaves me with very specific helpful feedback to continue improving and concrete things to work on for the week. She is also very good at diagnosing what may be going wrong and playing examples of what not to do so I can hear it for myself and better wrap my head around the differences. I have been able to achieve a much better level of playing, technique, and tone than I was ever able to in school or my in-person lessons. I had no idea so much could be taught and learned through video lessons, it's very exciting!"

-Karyna B., California

First Skype Lesson Half Priced:

"I had been thinking about taking lessons to improve my tone for some time.  When, I joined a community band whose music had great flute parts that sometimes included notes in the flute's upper register, I knew I couldn't wait any longer. Enter Lauren to the rescue!  She listened to me play then made suggestions that included imagery which helped me visualize and internalize the concepts I needed to help set me on my path to becoming not only a better flutist, but a better musician overall.  Above and beyond her technical skills and methodology, what I find especially gratifying is Lauren's sincere desire to help her students improve as well as the joy she expresses when a breakthrough occurs.  As much as I enjoyed playing the flute before, I love it even more since my experience with Lauren."

-Glenn E., Florida

Send a Video, Receive My Comments!

Receive a custom written email from me by sending a video recording of your playing. 

 

Sign up for this service by following the steps below along with a $20.00 payment. I will send you my written response no later than 3 business days after I receive your payment and video:

  • Send me a video no longer than 15 minutes (as an unlisted YouTube video linked in an email message if possible or as a file attachment through email, dropbox or google photos etc) of your playing

  • In the video or email, please include your name, level of experience and and any additional pertinent information or questions you may have regarding your demonstration

  • I will reply via email sharing with you my tips and approach on how to achieve your specific goals and my general observations and feedback

First Skype Lesson at Half Price! 

​Sign up for your very first consultation lesson and get half off the regular price! (Valid for first time Skype lessons only).

YouTube Videos 

Check out my YouTube channel for free online tutorials!

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Lauren Sofka

Flutist and Educator

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