Dean N. Stallard ARCM
Flautist, flute pedagogue
Born 1963 in Ash, Surrey, Dean Stallard left school at
the age of 16 to join the British Military as a musician. After 2 years at
military music academy he spent the next 9 extensively touring Europe with the
band of The Kings Royal Hussars.
In 1990 Dean left the military and relocated to Norway
where he lives today just outside Oslo with his wife Fride Lina and daughter
After moving to Norway, Dean studied flute with Torkil
Bye of the Oslo Philharmonic and started a career as a freelance flautist and
teacher. Dean took up a permanent teaching position at the
Oslo School of Fine Arts in 2000 after several years of teaching in the school`s department
for talented young musicians.
Working in the "talent school" prompted Dean
to address the large age gap between gifted youngsters on string instruments and
those who start later on the flute. Today Dean teaches the flute to children as
young as age 5 using the Yamaha fife and is a teacher much in demand.
Dean`s ideas regarding flute pedagogy have been well received and since 2001 he has been a regular columnist for Flutewise. He has been a guest lecturer in Finland, Italy and England.
In his free time Dean enjoys ski-ing and cycling. He is a keen fly-fisher and together with his family enjoys many camping trips into the forests that surround Oslo.