Teaching & Training

The UA flute studio includes students from across the world engaged in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs. Flute studies at the U of A include private weekly lessons, a weekly studio master class, small group technique classes, flute pedagogy, and guest artist master classes. Along with applied study of the flute, the studio flute ensemble, Flutefinity, records and performs large and small chamber works for school performances and outreach activities within the local community and surrounding area. Flute students are encouraged to seek national and international recognition through young artist competitions, festival/master class performances, and scholarly publications.

Athletic Method

The studio focuses on performance development through a simple athletic approach. This objective method virtually eliminates the often debilitating effects inherent in so much traditional teaching. Students are taught to focus on performance objectives in a longitudinal manner while developing kinesiological habits that ensure success.It is essential to condense music theory, history, and physiology into a simplified interpretative algorithm and train the body's physical performance mechanisms to reinforce the joy of performing.

Product Driven

Brian Luce is a highly regarded performer and teacher with experience as a competitor, chamber musician, orchestral musician, freelance performer, recording artist, and recording engineer.


This experience, coupled with over 30 years of teaching in the private studio and classroom at universities, high schools, junior high schools, and fine arts festivals, has led to the development of a curriculum that focuses on students' product creation. All students in every major are required to create a professional recording portfolio suitable for commercial release in the state-of-the-art School of Music Recording Studio. As future teachers, they will create a series of teaching and mentoring materials to specific clientele and teach younger students using the apprenticeship model. Flutists learn to function as a producer, arranger, and recording artist in the creation of recordings in the commercial and classical recording studio. These pre-professionals will develop professional marketing materials including a web presence while learning to exploit market gaps in order to secure future employment.


Master Classes & Clinics

Brian has taught master classes throughout the U.S. and abroad covering the wide range of the flute repertoire. His teaching focuses on the product of the performers' efforts and streamlining their physical and mental processes toward their goals.

His broad experience as a performer, educator, and recording engineer has led to the development of a straightforward, goal-oriented pedagogy. Students of all ages and experience levels find this master class environment engaging, entertaining, and memorable.

Clinics

With an education background in addition to his performing, Dr. Luce has presented clinics that cover individual performance and ensemble tactics. His clinics can be focused on a given set of repertoire, ranging from band works through All-State audition pieces, or geared toward general flute playing habits. He is equally adept in working with flute sections and full band or orchestra classes toward implementing and improving peak musical performance skills.

Private Students

For those interested in lessons who are not enrolled as students at The University of Arizona, please contact Brian at brian@brianluce.com or 1 + (520) 621-7015.

Teleconference Lessons

If you are interested in studying with Brian via Skype or Apple FaceTime, please contact Brian at brian@brianluce.com.


Alumni

Victoria Hauk, B.M. 2011

Ana Laura González, D.M.A. 2007

Elyse Davis, B.M. 2014

Patricia Bradley, B.M. 2015