Our Story

Welcome to The Flute Coach, the online haven for beginner and returning flute players who yearn to reach their playing goals. We understand the struggle of feeling ‘stuck’, and we’re here to help you navigate through it all.

We know how confusing and time-consuming it can be to sift through piecemeal information, that’s why we’ve created a streamlined, personalised learning path just for you. We listened to what students like you craved – the convenience of online learning, instant feedback, and a sense of support and accountability – and we integrated all these into our platform.

At The Flute Coach, we have harnessed the power of technology to make learning the flute accessible for the busy student. Whether it’s through our self-paced courses or personalised private lessons, we’re committed to bringing the learning to you, right at the comfort of your home.

Over time, we’re proud to say we’ve helped more than 100 students in our online flute studio to master the art of flute playing. Our journey is one filled with shared dreams, music, and triumphs, and we’re excited to continue this journey with you.

The Team

Behind The Flute Coach is a team of dedicated and passionate individuals who are committed to helping you realise your musical aspirations.

About Christie

Our founder, Christie Gallen, is a mother of two and a flute player who returned to her instrument after more than a decade away. Busy with young children and study, she craved a more flexible approach to learning the flute. It was this desire that created The Flute Coach, an online platform that makes learning flute accessible for everyone.

About Monique

Monique Matthews, our resident flute teacher, has been part of our family since 2019. An Australian-based music enthusiast, Monique has worked as an instrumental and classroom music teacher, teaching all ages and ability levels. Armed with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in Flute Performance and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning, she brings a unique flavor to our lessons with her love for musicals, Harry Potter, Disney, and French Romantic music. Monique’s heart to connect people to music has her busy playing in numerous local ensembles and has made her an invaluable part of our team.

"Learning online shouldn't mean learning alone"

Christie Gallen - Founder

"I love the idea of online lessons. All of a sudden everyone, everywhere has access to professional guidance and feedback!"

Monique matthews - Flute Teacher

Our Mission Statement

At The Flute Coach, we’re not just about teaching you how to play the flute; we’re about breaking down barriers. Whether it’s cost, lack of time, or living in a remote location without a local flute teacher, we believe these factors shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your love for the flute.

We’ve created an inclusive and inspiring community where you can learn, grow, and thrive. We’re here because we genuinely want to help you reach your individual flute playing goals – be it jamming with friends or family, playing at church or in a community group.

We strongly believe that learning flute at home shouldn’t mean you’re learning alone.

Why Choose Us?

Learning tailored for you. 

The Flute Coach is not just another online flute learning platform; we’re your partners in your musical journey. We take the time to get to know you and your unique playing goals. With us, you’ll be making progress right from your very first lesson. Our online lessons have been thoughtfully designed for maximum convenience and productivity – you’ll receive automated text reminders, online lesson notes, and have easy online lesson booking and rescheduling.

Expert guidance, no more time-wasting.

Our founder, Christie, has been featured on the Top Music podcast, and our content has been highlighted on reputable platforms like CMuse and Musical U. We’ve done the hard work of curating and delivering high-quality flute lessons so that you can focus on what matters most – learning and enjoying the music. 

Join us at The Flute Coach, where the journey to mastering the flute is as beautiful as the music itself.