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Marie-France explains why and how she learned to play the flute

When I was young, I learnt music theory for 2 years. Then my parents wanted me to study accordion, but I hated this instrument, so I stopped learning everything.

When my daughter was 6 years old, she went to music school to play the flute. I attended her classes and did the same exercises during the whole year.

Before the summer holidays, I told her teacher what I had done, so he advised me to go to the school in September.

I thought about it during the summer, because I was afraid of seeming ridiculous. However, as I did want to play the flute, because I like music and in particular this instrument, I decided to join the school.

At the same time, my son was learning the trumpet, and later, the three of us played with the orchestra. It was very pleasant, and I was rather proud.

Today, my children have left home, but I still play with the orchestra. For about 15 years, I have been learning the flute, and I have reached a good level. But I still have a lot to learn.

Because the 2 years of music theory were insufficient, I am again studying theory. Now I am retired, I have more time to play the flute. While I have many other activities, playing music is my favorite hobby.

There are two concerts in a year, the first for Christmas and the second in June.

In Amfreville, there are other activities like painting, danse and different sports.
For more information (in French) about the Music School at Amfreville, you can phone the city hall or click on the link here : Activités Culturelles à Amfreville-la-Mivoie

article by Marie-France Feugeur © Feb 2010

flute traversière = a flute orchestra= orchèstre leave home = quitter la maison
une flute à bec = a recorder learn (irregular verb) = apprendre
(learn, learnt/learned, learnt/learned)

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