**LESSONS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED BOTH VIRTUALLY AND FACE-TO-FACE**


   

Hello there!

Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace!  I'm glad you're here! 


I believe music can change the life of a child. 

Dozens upon dozens of studies have confirmed that practicing an instrument teaches diligence, discipline, and delayed gratification.

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 Cultivating a skill over time, little by little, year by year, eventually yields the reward of proficiency and expertise.  

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Playing and rehearsing with an instructor and in small groups teaches teamwork, watching, listening, and effective communication.  

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Performing in front of friends and family breeds poise and confidence that flows into academics, extracurricular activities, sports, and even career skills.  

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Exposure to the beauty of the arts develops empathy, emotional maturity, and an appreciation for other individuals, eras, and cultures.

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My name is Marcie Monaco, and I'm a flutist and instructor currently located in O'Fallon, Illinois, near Scott Air Force Base, east of St. Louis.

I offer private flute lessons, piano lessons, and "Lessons for Littles" to students ages 4-adult in O'Fallon and Edwardsville. 

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  • Do you have a child who is musically gifted and could do some spectacular things with the right coaching?
  • Is your flutist struggling with reading music, airy tone, or bad posture (it happens to the best of us!)?
  • Do you have a young child who exudes creativity and you know she would thrive in the arts, even if you've been told she's too young for formal lessons?
  • Would your musician like to be more competitive and have the chance to win first chair in band and compete in local, regional, and national competitions?
  • Would your student like extra help to prepare their contest pieces or audition materials from someone who has "been there and done that?"
  • Do you have a child with ADHD or autism that you think would succeed musically if placed in the right environment?
  • Are you an adult who is thinking of beginning a new hobby or returning to music after a long hiatus?


I can help!


Feel free to look around my website and let me know if you have any questions!