Throughout his career as a flautist, Ian has always taught, both in schools and privately. He has taught flute for Hertfordshire Music Service and coached young woodwind players in National Childrens Wind Sinfonia. Ian currently teaches flute at St Augustine's Priory as well as conducting their Junior and Senior Orchestras and also South Hampstead High School, conducting the Concert Band and Symphonic Windband. He also coaches and runs various Flute Ensembles. Ian has taught on a number of summer music courses and adjudicates school music competitions. His students regularly achieve high marks in their ABRSM music examinations. 
He is now delivering online lessons to any students who wish to continue or explore their flute playing further.


Liz Goodwin - Flutwise

If you are looking for a flute teacher who is highly skilled, very experienced, creative, dedicated with an excellent sense of humour - you’ve found him! I’ve known Ian Judson for many years and would not hesitate to recommend him.

SHJS - Parent

Ian Judson is a fantastic flute teacher. He was wonderfully patient and supportive with my 9 year old daughter. The quality of his tuition remained faultless despite moving to online lessons. My daughter has just done her grade 1 exam and achieved a distinction, all thanks to Mr Judson and his patience and encouragement.

SHHS - Parent 

Just to let you know that Anna is loving her lessons with you so far and seems to have gained a new lease of life in her playing. I wholeheartedly support looking at a range of repertoire and not just focusing on the exams. In her last school, Anna was playing her grade 3 pieces for about a year which I think was quite counter-productive in the end and caused her to be quite burned out and bored with it all, which is certainly no longer the case! 

SHHS - Parent

I hope to get the opportunity to say this again in person but in case I don’t, thank you again Ian, for the huge positive impact you have made on Thazin’s life. You have given her so very generously, your time and your guidance and have shared your passion for music with her. We can never thank you enough. Thazin will look for opportunities to continue playing the flute at uni.

SHHS - Parent

Ian Judson has taught my daughter Martha from the age of eight through to the present day. He has been a great force for good in our lives - a reassuring rock of musical harmony throughout the stormy seas of adolescence. Martha's enthusiasm has waxed and waned, but Ian has managed the phases beautifully, ensuring she's had all the benefit of orchestras, wind groups, and Salsera which she loved. There's never been too much pressure or too little. Ian ensured Martha flew through the Grade 5 theory exam and she's about to take Grade 7 flute. It makes me so happy that Martha is still playing her flute as she approaches the 6th form - indeed this half term she brought her flute to Greece and played beautiful tunes across the blue Aegean Sea.

St Augustine's Priory - Parent

A teacher takes the hand, opens the mind, and most importantly touches the heart. This is exactly how Mr Judson has infused into my 8 year old daughter a passion for the flute. His style of teaching is fun yet focused with a good measure of patience.

St Augustine's Priory - Parent

Thank you so much as ever for all the guidance and support you give to Lucy. Another amazing flute exam result - What a great teacher you are!

Jennie Kirk - Head of Music and Flautist

Ian is an outstanding flautist and teacher. I have watched many of his young pupils flourish and become high calibre, accomplished young musicians. Ian has high expectations of his pupils whilst managing to keep a rapport of friendliness and fun. Consequently Ian's pupils are motivated and keen to achieve.




Ian is experienced teaching all ages, he works in the Junior and Senior departments of both his schools and has taught adults privately. He has also developed his teaching succesfully to be suitable for online lessons and the majority of his recent exam candidates achieved distinction level in their examinations. Some of his ex students are now flute teachers themselves and some are currently at music college and university. He bases his teaching around the ABRSM syllabus, though not exclusively, and aims to be as thorough as possible so students feel fully prepared and comfortable if they wish to take examinations. Ian has spoken about teaching and repertoire at various ABRSM teaching conferences, as well as leading workshops for young flute players.