Chicago Flute Academy

Chicago Flute Academy


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Hi, my name is Jenny.

Nice to "meet" you!

I own/run Chicago Flute Academy. At Chicago Flute Academy, I strive to build a foundation in tone, technique, and musicality in all of my students. I also focus on enjoyment, and tailor each lesson to the individual student. My teaching style is patient, nurturing, and supportive. 

Chicago Flute Academy seeks to provide its students with the best experience possible, recommending quality pieces, equipment, and extracurricular experiences for the students. Chicago Flute Academy specializes in preparing students for success in school band, honing the technique of flutists ready to take their playing to the next level, starting beginners on a path to musical enjoyment, and working with adults new and returning to the flute. 

Thanks for visiting! Hope to hear from you soon.


Jenny Bendelstein


What do your get with Chicago Flute Academy? 

- Flexible and open scheduling. Lessons at the student's convenience.

- Support and guidance when selecting new instruments, equipment, and sheet music. 

- A knowledgeable and friendly teacher who cares about your individual goals, and will go above and beyond to help you meet them.

- Engaging, personally tailored lessons


- Annual recital at a beautiful venue (optional for student)

- 10% off at Andy's Music Chicago

- 20% off lessons one month for every student referral, and 30% off for the referred family. 

- Info and access to masterclssses and workshops with incredible flutists throughout Chicago

I find teaching very rewarding. I love helping my students feel confident when learning music. I also enjoy my work because the more I put into it, the more I feel support from my community. I love to be helpful to others, and I'm happy to connect my students to the best resources possibe, as well as promote local music businesses and assist music programs in the city. For me, teaching is about building relationships, friendships, and community around a love a music.   

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Chicago, IL 60660
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I get to know the student, build a relationship, and slowly work on the path towards their goals. I 

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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

My experience and education include:

- Northwestern University, Bachelor of Music

- After School Learning Tree

- St. Helen Catholic School

- La Jolla Music

- The Monarch School

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Private Flute Lessons:

30 minutes - 35.00/lesson

60 minutes - 50.00/lesson

Private Recorder Lessons:

30 minutes - 30.00/lesson

60 minutes - 50.00/lesson

How did you get started teaching?

I've had an interest in teaching for most of my life. Even when I was still a young student, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I've been growing as an educator for years, and continue to keep on learning from my students and experiences.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a wide variety of students from diverse backgrounds. Student goals have included: improvising, jazz, classical, band and orchestra, ABRSM exams, pan flute...

I work with both children and adults of all levels, ages (toddler to seniors), and direction in life.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our studio put on a recital with a harpist last Spring (2018), which was so lovely. It was so nice to have everyone there for that special experience. Many of the kids had never seen a harp before up close, and everyone was so happy to have the opportunity to perform with the harp. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone who can help you achieve your personal goals! You'll want to click with your teacher on a personal level as well. Imagine hiring a teacher who can help you look forward to lessons every week! 

I also think it's important that you find a teacher who makes you feel comfortable and who listens to you. You want to work with someone who can cut to the chase and give feedback in a kind way, without personal judgement or belittling. Fun is also important. 

Work with someone who paces lessons well, and keeps things flowing and interesting. 

Find someone kind, patient, and knowledgeable who will help you build confidence, love the process, and enjoy playing an instrument. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do you want to take lessons? What are you most looking forward to with taking lessons? What are your concerns? What are your policies? What are the expectations for students?

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