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O'Neill Flute Studio

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We like to think of ourselves as Nova Scotia's friendliest flute studio.  Learning to play an instrument is a wonderful, challenging and glorious experience, and we have a community that is here to support you.


Students from 5 years old to I-don't-admit-my-age get to experience the joys of making music through private lessons, student collaborations, our Tiny Toots classes and our Feisty Flutes ensembles.

If you want to prepare for university auditions, if you've just moved to Canada and need a new teacher, if your 6 year old has been begging to play flute or if you want to get a head start for band, we can do that together!


With 30 years of experience as a private instructor, Amy O'Neill is an active flute clinician at national music festivals, a Registered Music Teacher and a flute specialist for the Halifax & South Shore Centres for Education.  

Before returning to the East Coast, Amy O'Neill was a lecturer in Western University's Faculty of Music, teaching classical flute and Irish traditional music practices.


With extensive musical theatre, orchestral and session experience, Amy has performed across North America and Europe as a classical and traditional Irish flutist.  


Our students study flute, piccolo, Irish flute & tin whistle and play in our Feisty Flutes Ensembles.


We start kids as young as 5 in our Tiny Toots program, and work with our older students on everything from learning the basics to studying for advanced Royal Conservatory exams and preparing for university auditions.


Each student comes to us with his or her own musical goals, and we work together to reach them.

We're really proud of our students and the things they have accomplished. From winning scholarships in Irish & Classical music to completing RCM exams and succeeding in music school auditions, we love it when their achievements are celebrated!

Click on the photos to see some of the awards and honours our students have earned.

Our Students

Our studio could not exist without the support of our students' parents and families.

We love how you are part of our musical journeys, whether it's driving someone to a lesson

every week after school, playing duets with them at home or cheering them on as they practise.

Thank-you for everything you do to support the musicians in your family.


Daniela, Teodora's mom

"Thank you again for your continuous support and trust in Teodora's abilities.  You are amazing!


Teodora loves your teaching and she also enjoys talking to you very much. 


You are a great mentor! 


Thank you!"


Jason Pfeiffer, Irish flutist

"I also did a private lesson with one of your students that morning.


WOW is she good!!

Very fast ear and great Irish technique.


You do VERY good work, my friend."

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Xuemei, Shine's mom

"Shine and I are always talking about you. You are a wonderful teacher!  You gave Shine impressive music lessons and that kept him continuing on music. Music brings colourful life to Shine.


Thank you!"


Sonia, student

"I am so happy to say that I feel that I have really evolved musically,and accomplished more than I thought possible in terms of playing. I credit you for all of this.


You are amazing!!"


Michal, Ursula's mom

"Thank you so much, Amy, for a morning of beautiful music in a very lovely setting. It was such a pleasure to listen to all the wonderful players who study with you!  


Many thanks, too, for all your work with Ursula.


Rhianne, student

"I don't know how I would have survived my first year after moving to Canada without my flute lessons!





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