Toronto Flute School

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Vicki Blechta

Vicki Blechta,
Toronto Flute School Director

Flute Facts

Vicki’s first flute was a used Bundy instrument, yet despite this, she still managed to progress and become a skilled professional musician.

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About the Toronto Flute School

The Toronto Flute School was founded in 1998 by Vicki Blechta. This year marks our 23rd anniversary!

Young students (ages 4-10) participate in our Suzuki Program where parental guidance and support ensure swift progress. Older students (ages 11 and up) learn to work independently while developing their skills and good practice habits.

All students receive individual weekly lessons (30 to 60 minutes depending on their level) and can take advantage of bi-weekly group/ensemble classes (flute choir) when appropriate. Students may also choose to prepare for Royal Conservatory exams, competitions or university auditions.

Semi-annual group/ensemble concerts, yearly recitals, masterclasses and workshops are also part of the program at the school, and are offered to all students.

Vicki Blechta, Director

Toronto Flute School Director Vicki Blechta received a BMus in Performance from McGill University and a MMus in Performance from the University of Toronto. She taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music for 18 years – and was also a member of the Board of Examiners – before establishing the Toronto Flute School in 1998. Her teachers have included Louis Moyse, André Jaunet and Jeanne Baxtresser. She has also trained extensively in the Suzuki Method and studied with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Method for flute. The Toronto Flute School has the largest Suzuki flute program in the GTA.

Many of Ms Blechta's former pupils have gone on to success as university students and graduates, teachers and professional musicians.

Vicki herself has an active career as a chamber musician and orchestral freelancer; her ensemble, Musica Viva, toured in Canada and Europe, gave radio and television performances at home and abroad, and released two CDs, Entre Nous and In Essence, both to critical acclaim. She is currently active as a freelance musician.

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