About Jennifer Dock
Get to know Jennifer Dock
I grew up in rural North Carolina. There was not much money for education, let alone music education.
I played flute in the school band and wanted to be good but I had no idea what "good" was. There was one band director, no assistants, and 50 minutes for class.
We were given our piece and would honk through it as best we could. No one had lessons. Some would practice, some wouldn't.
I practiced! I thought I was the best because I was the LOUDEST! LOL!
Practice, for me, was repeating things over and over, mistakes and all, and hoping for a different, better result the next time.
Sounds a lot like the definition of insanity, doesn't it?
I had been playing 4 years when I had my first flute lesson. Imagine my shock to learn that, far from making me the best, playing loud all the time
made me out of tune, with a harsh tone and an inability to vary the expression in my playing! And I had to stop writing the letters above the notes!
It was time to learn to read those golf clubs on the page! With my teacher's patient help, I went from last chair in our all-county band to first.
I understand the frustrations that sometimes come with learning the flute. I am here to help you with solutions!