The Pneumo Pro has helped thousands of new flutists learn to produce a beautiful tone. Band directors and flute teachers love how the Pneumo Pro takes the mystery out of tone production.
Comes with the Great Beginnings DVD, A Quick Start to Beautiful Tone! An incredibly helpful DVD that teaches tone production using the Pneumo Pro. Although this fun and fast paced DVD targets the beginning flutist, many universities currently use the Great Beginnings DVD to instruct future band directors. Each of the six lessons concentrates on a different aspect of tone production for the beginning flutist. While playing along with the DVD, students can master low and high notes, rhythm exercises, head joint songs, and even compose their own head joint melodies. Close-ups of the embouchure in each octave help the students have a crystal clear understanding of the size of the lip opening, placement of the lips, and direction of the air. Both students and teachers will discover invaluable insights regarding the process of effective beginning flute instruction.
Does the Pneumo Pro Really Work?
“In twenty years as a band director (ten teaching beginners), I have had sporadic success with beginning flutes. While being able to play the beginning book fairly well, my trumpet-playing mind just couldn't get over the hump to be a successful teacher of flutes. Then I was introduced to the Pneumo Pro. After a short training period I am amazed not only at my own ability to play more effectively, but more importantly, at getting my flute players to play with a consistent tone quality in both low and high registers. They handle the instrument much more confidently, and with such beautiful tone for beginners! I'm totally sold on the Pneumo pro. Even a trumpet-playing band director can successfully teach beginning flute players using it.” -Bret Deardorff, Indiana band director
“I think the Pneumo Pro is a very good idea and will be showing it to people at my class here in Switzerland. Would you like me to show it to the local flute shop here? I think they might be able to sell it. Do you have the instructions in German, Italian or French? Best regards, James Galway
“The Pneumo Pro is a great device; just the right tool needed for beginners to get both a physical and a visual aid in learning to blow the air correctly and form an embouchure. BUT! I've used it for more advanced players and they have all found it quite revealing and helpful in refining the aim and direction of the air. I must say that I've experimented with it myself and found it useful. This is certainly a ‘must have’ device for any flute studio.”
“The Pneumo Pro is the most incredible teaching tool I have ever used!!!!! I have had 100 percent success with this tool with fixing tonguing and embouchure problems on some of my students. One student, I was at a loss, I couldn’t find a way to fix her tonguing problems; within 10 minutes of using the Pneumo Pro I had figured out exactly what the problem was and fixed it. Every teacher should have this tool in their studio.” -Susan Fritts, flute teacher
“Thank you so much for these wonderful devices! I am having much success with my slower students that could not produce much of a sound at all. Now they are progressing rapidly and should move out of the beginning flute to the intermediate band. I am very pleased and they are thrilled!” -Adan Diaz, elementary band director
“My daughter started using the Pneumo Pro about a year after starting the flute. The improvement in her tone has been outstanding! Not only do we notice, but competition judges have also praised the beauty of her tone.” -Lynne Lawson, parent
“I bought the Pneumo Pro after reading about it on the flute list. I was most curious about it, since it seemed that it might answer a long-standing question of mine- ‘How do I know where my air stream is going?’...I initially had a hard time directing the air stream downwards enough to spin the lowest propeller. This led me to examine my embouchure...my sound immediately improved, and best of all, a reduction in the amount of air required to get that sound. I've known for a long time that I still had much to learn. The Pneumo Pro provided a very quick and graphic lesson for me, with immediate results Even my teacher was much impressed with the new sound at today's lesson!”
“The difference with my beginners from this year and last year, is like night and day. I can't believe how good their tone is with the help of the Pneumo Pro!” -A Texas Band Director