Sibylle Marquardt

Professional flute instruction and performance

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id="quwidth: 280px; display: block; margin-left: 440px;">“I just wanted to take this opportunity to truly thank you for the past eleven years. I have learned so much more than just how to play the flute and I can't express in words how much it has meant to me. Again, thank you for everything.”

“Thank you, Sibylle, for helping me to realize my potential.”
- Catharine Solomon, 17, Ontario Royal Conservatory of Music Gold Medalist 2013

“Thank you so much for your amazing mentorship, support and excellent work. It has been such a privilege to have you in our lives.”
- Parent of student 14 years old/ RCM grade 6

“Over the last few years, our daughter has developed so much in her flute studies and she attributes this greatly to your commitment to her learning.”

“Sibylle, we appreciate your dedication, professionalism, and good humour in helping us become better musicians”
- Silverflute Ensemble

“...over the past two years I have learned so much about playing the flute and I have improved tremendously. I never thought that I would come that far playing the flute and I was very fortunate to have met a teacher like you...”
- Student 17 years/ RCM grade 10

“You have helped me grow as a flutist in every way. It has been such a great couple of years as your student.”
-Student 16 years old/RCM grade 9/10

“Thank you for being such a fantastic teacher!I know I have grown so much as a musician since I began lessons with you. Your friendly attitude and positivity has made this experience unforgettable. Just know that I will always remember you as the best teacher a flute player could possibly ask for.”
- Student, 16 years old/RCM grade 8

“I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am for your instruction over the past couple of years. Through your guidance, I was able to land a spot in one of Canada's most prestigious Music Universities and also develop a high level of musicianship and professionalism. Thank you for everything.”
- Student, 17 years

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Individual Lessons

Private lessons and for students of any age. NEW: Subscription Channel for flute enthusiasts! Students will be regularly prepared for RCM examinations.

Lessons on ZOOM, Skype, Facetime.

Expert tips and tricks and helpful preparation for examinations auditions. Contact me for lesson fees

Suzuki flute lessons and Suzuki groups for students at the Scotia Suzuki School & the Maritime Conservatory ages 5-8.

In the Suzuki program, children receive weekly private lessons and bi-weekly groups lessons. Students will be motivated by their peers and have fun exploring tone development, posture, ensemble playing and performance practice, as well as review the repertoire, learn music rudiments in a fun atmosphere.

Sibylle Marquardt

With over 20 years of teaching experience, Sibylle Marquardt is one of the leading flute instructors in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She teaches students from age 5 to adult, beginners and young professionals, using the Suzuki method for her youngest players.

Teaching positions in Germany and Switzerland brought her to the Faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto in 1998.

Since the fall of 2018 she is now on faculty at the Maritime Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the Scotia Suzuki School. She teaches private lessons, groups and ensembles for teenagers and adults and holds regular concerts for her students.

Sibylle has been offering expert advice via Skype/Zoom/Facetime since 8 years.

Her new subscription platform offers helpful tips and items of musical interest for flute enthusiasts.

Her summer course "Maritime Ensemble Week or MEW" is for advanced adult players. Check it out:

Her students and ensembles are multiple prize winners in the Kiwanis Music Festival of Greater Toronto, the flute competition of the Canadian Flute Association and the Alliance for New Music. Being an examiner herself, Sibylle's students register regularly for RCM examinations.

“A patient, positive and thorough teacher, who encourages a passion for the flute and music. She is also a wonderful, sensitive musician!” - I.Abols

“Our 15 year old daughter has been a student of Sibylle's since she was 5 years old. They share and extraordinary teacher/student relationship. It has been a delight to watch and has been a great gift to our daughter's development both musically and as a person. Hana has had much success as a musician, winning several awards: Kiwanis, the Flute Society and a national music award for the Alliance for New Music. Thank you Sibylle! Sibylle has been exceptional, developing in Hana the discipline needed to progress, while always managing an appropriate and maintainable level of practice. But Sibylle also makes the lessons fun - I often hear Hana laughing. Our highest level of recommendation for many years of wonderful teaching.”
- B.Blevis