2017 Summer Workshops/Durham

LeGrand Flute Studio 2017 Summer Workshops

LeGrand Flute Studio 2017 Summer Flute Workshop Flyer and Registration Form

Improve your flute playing this summer! 

  • Back by request: Breathing, Dynamics, Articulation, Phrasing
  • All-day workshop for high school students on July 16
  • New this summer: Vibrato, Embouchure Building

I signed on for a few of Catherine’s summer workshops last year at the urging of my flute teacher…I didn’t expect to breathe through a cocktail stirrer, or blow party favors, or do rabbit faces before nailing a B flat.  All these techniques changed the way I approach the instrument and the notes I am now able to play with more grace, tone and phrasing.  Run to this extraordinary teacher.

–Kittie Davenport 

I seem to enroll in more of Catherine’s Summer Workshops every year!  The skills she teaches are not just ‘once and done,’ but build on each other in complex ways that keep me coming back for more. 

–Sally Franz

Being able to work with other students who shared my passion for the flute was like no other experience that I have ever had. From articulation to tone, in just a few hours my skill had increased mountains and I know I can say the same for everyone else that took the class.

–Julia Yeh

Flutist and educator Catherine LeGrand is hosting workshops throughout the summer at her Durham studio. Students of ALL skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

LeGrand, a seasoned professional performer and instructor for over 30 years, will devote 10 individual workshops to a variety of topics.  An all-day workshop is scheduled in July. It will cover a broad range of interesting topics and activities, including a masterclass, ensembles, sight reading, and much more!

Ms. LeGrand, faculty member at Campbell University, has performed with the Houston Symphony, is a former principal flutist with the Houston Grand Opera’s Texas Opera Theater Orchestra, and has taught hundreds of flutists of all skill levels through her private instruction, masterclasses and workshops. Don’t miss this opportunity!

  • Maximum enrollment for each workshop: 8 participants.  Enroll soon!
  • Advance registration REQUIRED for each class. Early enrollment encouraged.
  • $45/class (discounts for multiple classes). All-Day Workshop fee is $75.
  • Workshop package: 4 or more (excluding All-Day workshop), $40 each (prepaid by May 30)

To enroll or for more information contact Catherine LeGrand: catherine@catherinelegrand.com  or  (919) 403-6152.



ARTICULATION – Saturday, July 8, 10 am-12:30 pm

In this workshop we’ll practice techniques for producing various articulations in all registers.  Bonus: Learn how efficient articulation improves tone and saves air! Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.

DYNAMICS – Sunday, July 9, 2 pm-4:30 pm

Expand your dynamic range in all registers with techniques provided in this workshop.  Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.

ALL-DAY WORKSHOP for high school students – Saturday, July 15, 9 am-5 pm, lunch included

  • District Band audition workshop
  • Improvisation workshop
  • Small ensembles—duos, trios, and quartets
  • Flute choir, including alto flute and bass flute!  And more…


BREATHING WORKSHOP – Saturday, July 22, 10 am-12:30 pm

Improve your breath capacity and control, tone, and phrase length in this session. We’ll practice exercises and use props to aid our understanding and improve our skill. Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.

EMBOUCHURE DEVELOPMENT — Sunday, July 23, 2 pm-4:30 pm

Exercise your facial muscles to gain strength and flexibility for greater control and expression! Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.


VIBRATO – Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am-12:30

We’ll explore the history and the use of vibrato in musical expression. We’ll practice techniques for creating variety in the speed and amplitude of your vibrato, magnifying the expression in your flute playing. Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.

PHRASING WORKSHOP – Sunday, July 30, 2 pm-4:30 pm

Learn to play more expressively! Explore methods from master wind teachers:

Marcel Moyse’s Tone Development Through Interpretation and Marcel Tabuteau’s “number system” for developing expressive phrasing. Participants are encouraged to bring music they are working on.


Daryl Kessler will lead these workshops introducing the basics of improvisation. These workshops will give you the opportunity to break away from your regular studies and further advance these important skills: listening, recognizing musical structures, and playing with a variety of tone colors and textures. Explore multiple musical genres:  blues, popular music, new age, etc.

Daryl makes improv both fun and easy! I encourage you to participate!

  • Saturday, May 13, 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 2-4 pm
  • Saturday, July 29, 2-4 pm

$25 per class.  Advance registration required. Enrollment limited to 6 per class.

Contact Daryl Kessler: kesslerdaryl@gmail.com; 919-724-6508 to enroll for Improvisation Workshops.

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