About the Flute Teacher

Ella Giermakowski

I studied flute for three years with the late, great Harold Clarke, professor of flute at Trinity College of Music, and principal flute at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. I then studied at the Royal College of Music with David Butt, principal flute at the BBC Symphony Orchestra. While studying at the Royal College I won the wind prize.

Early lessons were with Deirdre Bowers-Broadbent, under whose excellent tuition I achieved distinction in all the ABRSM flute exams.

I am a qualified Alexander Technique Teacher. The Alexander Technique is taught at all major music colleges and is extremely beneficial in helping musicians play without undue strain. I incorporate its principles into my music lessons to give my pupils the best possible technique to see them through many years of enjoyable playing.

See my Alexander Technique website.

Flute Lessons for beginners to advanced, adults and children welcome.

Lessons are given at 17 Mercers Road N19 in Islington, North London.  Please note, no home visits. ABRSM exam preparation available.

Pupils will need their own instrument and a music stand.

To get the most benefit out of their lessons, pupils are encouraged to practise regularly. Younger pupils can be encouraged by the use of small incentives such as placing a sticker next to an exercise or piece, each time it is practised. Please bring a notebook to lessons so that I can write practise notes for pupils to refer to during the week.


30 minute lesson:  £20
40 minute lesson:  £25

Pay on the day or in advance.

Please contact Ella:

Mobile 07757592142

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“It's really fun...Ella's taught me how to hold long notes...it means I can hold semibreves...I think Ella's a really nice teacher." -- Anouk, aged 8
"My daughter has been a flute student of Ella's for a year and loves every moment of her lessons. She's inspired by Ella's encouragement and now plays a pretty impressive Green Sleeves! I highly recommend Ella as a teacher, her teaching style is fun yet still disciplined and my daughter has gone from not being able to get a sound out of her instrument to being a pretty impressive flautist over a period of 12 months"
-- Nadya Dodd