Flute Lessons

Flute Lessons in Winston-Salem, NC

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Listen to recent recordings of Sharon Fogarty’s students.

Valerie playing piece #39, mvt 1 from 40 Little Pieces

Carol of the Bells- Advanced student

The First Noel- Intermediate student

We Three Kings- Beginner recorder student


Sharon Fogarty offers flute lessons in Charlotte, NC. With 26 years of experience along with her experience as a professional solo flutist and recording artist, Sharon offers quality and reliable service that you can count on. Sharon has been teaching flute / piccolo / recorder / Irish flute and penny whistle for 16 years. What is unique about Sharon’s teaching style is that she is able to create a fun relaxed environment while preparing her students for competitions. She also provides a clear understanding of music theory. Because of her classical training along with her experience playing folk music, her students become strong readers of music along with the ability to hear and repeat melodies, as a result they can memorize with ease.


Sharon Fogarty’s Services Include:

  • Flute Lessons (Piccolo, Recorder, Irish Flute & Penny Whistle too!)
  • Teaches all ages and levels

Major areas of focus in the weekly lesson include:

  • Tone development – helping students achieve their optimal sound in all registers and dynamics.
  • Technique – developing fast fingers and clean, quick articulation.
  • Musicality – learning how to shape a musical phrase from all genres of music.
  • Music theory- a clear understanding of intervals, modes, chords, chord progressions, etc.

Major areas of focus in the repertoire class include:

  • Orchestral excerpts and auditioning skills, including mock auditions and seminars.
  • Memorization projects – learning how to fully comprehend and internalize a piece of music and deliver it in front of your peers.
  • Specialized repertoire, such as baroque performance practice and contemporary music.

Sharon’s students’ accomplishments include:

  • Winners of concerto competitions and full music scholarships
  • Winners of chairs in All County, District and State (including 1st and 2ndChair positions)
  • Principle flutists and piccolo player for the local youth symphony
  • Winners of trophies in Irish music competitions
  • Former students are pursuing careers as professional flutists
Sharon provides professional flute lessons at a reasonable price for all of her clients. Sharon can answer any questions you may have about her services. Contact Sharon Fogarty today to schedule a flute lesson. If you have any other questions or comments, please contact her.