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Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
classical and popular
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

Sue Garton

Want to elevate your flute skills to achieve more? Individualized flute lessons will enhance your playing with appropriate, achievable challenges.
Teaching Philosophy

Developing musicianship on flute is rewarding and fun; each lesson is a welcome opportunity for Sue to share the joy of music with Flute Keys students and their families. Individualization and positive attitudes, combined with achievable challenges and a commitment to excellence, are the keys to building skills and experiencing musical enjoyment and success, as years of teaching have consistently shown.


Sue's students achieve high chair seating at school, audition into exclusive local ensembles, and are frequently selected for district and all-state honors ensembles. They have earned scholarships to universities and music camps, as well as winning and participating in local solo competitions, and highest ratings at solo and ensemble contest, including "Best of the Day." Sue's playing and teaching experiences over the years include: former principal flute with Belleville Philharmonic, solo performances in various venues, ensembles, orchestra, band, orchestra pit for musicals.


Born to a band director, Music Education flute major at Illinois Wesleyan University, playing experiences. She continually hones her teaching and playing skills by attending symposia, including workshops and performances given by great flutists, such as James Galway, and the University of Illinois’ own Jonathan Keeble. Visit for additional information.


National Flute Association, Chicago Flute Club, and life member of Delta Omicron professional music fraternity for women. and Mozart Evening Etude Club. Sue Garton is a sought-after clinician for local school flute sections

Student Reviews
Bridget W.

“Ms. Garton is very well versed in music. She has an ear to assist her students with quality and tone, very patient, very interesting person. I would recommend her to anyone and plan to continue my studies with her as well.”

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