Abbie has worked on numerous Flute Days for schools, music centres, flute groups and organisations throughout the UK (London, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Winchester, Cumbria, Leicester, Hertfordshire, Dorking, Wiltshire, Nottingham and High Wycombe), as well as giving workshops internationally in Hong Kong, Germany, Kenya, Holland, Portugal, Switzerland and Australia.
Regarded as "an inspiring and innovative teacher", Abbie is the creator of the infamous 'Scale Game', as well as popular children's workshop concepts 'The Flute Olympics' and 'The Wrong Concert'. She has also delivered classes for teachers and music college students ('Teaching Beginners' and 'Hiding the Vegetables') and given lectures to adult learners ('Dispelling the Myths', 'Playing as One', 'The Flute Deconstructed' and 'The Silent Flute Player').
Abbie is also a qualified Event Manager, trained in Health & Safety and with Advanced Child Protection, DBS, Fire Awareness and First Aid certificates. In her spare time she is a volunteer for youth charity SOLA and has organised events at London's City Hall and the O2 Arena. With this expertise alongside her flute playing experience, she has now started to run her own events with her husband Gareth McLearnon. They recently put on the sell-out 'Really Christmassy Flute Day' in London's Covent Garden and 'The West End Flute Day' is coming soon...
For any Flute Day enquiries, please contact Abbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for such a fun day on Monday! Personally I learnt new ways to encourage my students to love scales again and finding new flute choir repertoire is always really exciting for me!... Sufficed to say that we all LOVED the day - just brilliant!!
Not only is she an accomplished flute player, but she is an excellent teacher. Her teaching style is warm, intuitive and inventive. Abbie's passion for the instrument is equalled by her interest in the people she teaches.
I particularly enjoyed Abigail's clinic which was dynamic, interesting and full of verve! She instilled such a 'can-do' attitude in us all and her passion for playing and teaching is an alchemy! She is not afraid to be completely honest and had so many interesting tips to help us with. Limitless energy! -Can I have some please!?
Imaginative, encouraging and excellent with children. A truly inspirational teacher! She had kids clamouring for more scales with her methods
Just wanted to thank you again for taking the workshop. You have a busy schedule so thanks for squeezing us in. Feedback was great and everyone got a lot out of it and really appreciated you bringing the selection of flutes.
Thank you so much again for a marvellous day. Brilliant feedback from parents and pupils, one girl has said it was the best day ever!