Trills for Beginners
I have noticed that trilling is usually a skill that is introduced to players at a more intermediate level. If you choose to start beginners with this skill (flutists in their first year of private study) you will notice not only an improvement in finger dexterity, but improved balance of the instrument itself. It is important that the finger move only from the knuckle to the tip, (the hand does not move) and that the flute does not move while the finger is trilling. Check to make sure the flute stays stable on the lower lip. Improved balance is a plus in all areas for beginners. And, when executing a trill that involves more than one finger moving at a time check your mirror to make sure no extra motion is happening... a tip for flutists at all levels. Happy Trills to you!