Tuition: $715 per week

Coached Ensemble Option: $175 per week.

Each of the weekly sessions provides a daily (Monday-Friday) 60-minute private lesson and two hours of scheduled practice time (in a private studio) for each student, plus group and ensemble classes. (Students will be encouraged, but not required, to play in ensembles not only with other flutists, but also with the clarinetists and pianists there in parallel weeks.)

A Word from your Instructor

Eve Friedman, Instructor

Working with adults at Summerkeys is a magical experience. People have come to study with me from all over the country, either once or year after year. Either way, having so much time to think about the flute always changes their playing and their idea of themselves as musicians. I have met the most inspiring people in Lubec!

Suzanne Gilchrest, Instructor

I still remember the very first day I arrived in Lubec and how the light, the air and the view of the water all took my breath away. I had no idea it would be the beginning of such a long and wonderful relationship. Teaching at SummerKeys has given me the opportunity to collaborate with wonderful and supportive colleagues and work with an amazing group of students. Lubec’s beauty inspires us all and SummerKeys is a place where your passion for music can thrive.

Andrea Maurer, Instructor

I am very passionate about music and love to teach and share my knowledge with others. My teaching style is positive and encouraging, which creates a supportive and upbeat learning environment. In lessons, there will be an emphasis on increasing breath control, creating a beautiful tone, learning expressive phrasing, as well as improving technique. Often my students are surprised at how much they have learned in such a short amount of time. Prospective students are welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m happy to help and look forward to meeting you at SummerKeys.

Testimonials

Andrea Maurer has the gift of being able to distill the essence of a lifetime of flute playing into lessons that are demanding, fun and helpful. She is an encouraging and exacting teacher who brings out the best in her students. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, her class is guaranteed to take you to a whole other place! – Barbara O’Hara, New York

It is both a pleasure and a privilege to study with Eve Friedman. She may specialize as a performer in Baroque Flute, but she is far and away the most adaptable flute teacher I have ever encountered. I think I tested the bounds of that adaptability. It’s a long story but I had almost never played a musical instrument and had never taken lessons until I was 68 years old. Just to make it worse, my long-term interests were Eastern European and Celtic flute music, but I still wanted a classical education on the Boehm flute. Eve “got it” immediately. One of Eve’s specialties is tone development, which was important to me. She brought out my “inner nerd” and had me happily practicing overtones and scales for hours. With her help I made tremendous progress. She was also able to integrate me with the other players, several of whom were years ahead of me. With Eve, I almost never felt that I was holding the rest of the group back.”- Stu Schaffner

Eve Friedman is an amazing teacher full of creativity and inspiration. Each lesson with Eve just causes you to want to play the flute more… Her passion and love for music and the flute overflow into me, causing me to want to learn more. What has helped me to learn and love playing the flute is that Eve believes in me, is super encouraging and has the ability to come down to my level. Even the most basic things that I achieve she knows how to be happy with me. I feel very comfortable with her” – Lizzy Hogg

Eve Friedman is a wonderful teacher, the best I’ve ever known. She cooks up creative exercises which really help. An amazing diagnostician, she identifies the causes of strange sounds and finds solutions. The group sessions are fun; she’s supportive of all of us no matter our levels of experience. She is warm & funny yet expects us to work. She’s the best!” Jeane Grisso

The week at Summer Keys was truly wonderful. I found I loved practicing for two hours each morning, and then joining a flute class as well as having a private lesson each day. In addition my friend, a pianist, and I were coached as an ensemble and performed a movement of the Poulenc sonata for flute and piano at the final concert of the week. Flute instruction by Suzanne Gilchrest was very helpful and tailored to my individual needs. Our ensemble coach, Setsuko Otake, was also very helpful and sensitive in her coaching style. Lubec is a relaxed and lovely picturesque old town—perfect setting for this music camp.” – Carolyn Long

“When you work with Suzanne, it’s not just about hitting the notes, it’s about making music.”

“I absolutely love flute class. It should be called ‘Learning to Listen’ class.”

“The things I learn in Lubec inspire me all year long. Suzanne is a superb teacher.” – Susan Stuck

Introduction to Summerkeys

Workshop Dates

  • July 9-12
  • July 15-19
  • July 22-26
  • July 29 - August 2
  • August 5-9
  • August 12-16
  • August 19-23
  • August 26-30

Flute Faculty

Eve Friedman

Eve Friedman

Eve Friedman is a modern and historical flutist. She has recently performed with the Chamber […]

Andrea Maurer

Andrea Maurer

Andrea Maurer has a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Rice University. Her teachers include […]

Suzanne Gilchrest

Suzanne Gilchrest

Suzanne Gilchrest, Flutist, has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, […]

SummerKeys Flute WorkShop

A Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine