Welcome and thank you for being here!
I'm Rosanna. I live on the edge of the beautiful Durham Dales in the UK. I love to walk in the hills, swim in rivers and climb trees. And maybe more than anything... I love music!
So what is Flautino and how did it start? Well, I guess I was one of those weird ones who kept playing the recorder after primary school! I loved it! Maybe not so much the little ones, but the big fat juicy ones.
I did a music degree at King's College London and studied recorders at the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music. I spent some time travelling and took lessons in Amsterdam, Brussels and Karlsruhe. I always knew I wanted to perform and teach. However my time playing has taught me the recorder is not a good instrument on which to start learning music. It sounds terrible at first and can be tricky to cover the holes properly and give it enough (or more commonly not too much!) breath pressure. So I decided I would start out teaching the piano to beginners as it can't be played out of tune and can provide a great grounding in learning about music. And so Flautino Music School was born! I also teach recorders at Newcastle and Durham universites and at The Sage Gateshead.
The other side of my life is performing. Take a look at our Events page to find out more. My current performance project is Birdbath... head over to that page to learn about my current Dawn Chorus life!
I'd love to connect with you... my Facebook, Instagram and Youtube pages are kept up to date and give a glimpse of what we're up to day to day. The icons are on the relevant pages.
Thanks for visiting!