The Flute of OZ

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Course for flutists by Onorio Zaralli

The Flute of OZ is a comprehensive and well designed omline program for flute players who are looking to improve their technique, musicality, and performance skills to reach their potential as musicians.

The course is taught by a very experienced teacher Onorio Zaralli who has created this course based on his over 40 years of performing and teaching experience.

The course covers a variety of topics such as tone production, breathing, articulation, vibrato, intonation, and phrasing, offers important exercises and daily training program, and can be useful for flutists of all levels.

It also includes a community section, where students can connect with each other, ask questions and share their experiences and progress. Additionally, the program offers personalized support from the teacher if a student comes up with a question.

This course is the result of over 40 years of research. A thorough and meticulous study that begins with a knowledge of physiology (and its operation): this is where any conversation about the flute begins. As we will see in this course, the sound does not come from the flute, but is largely determined by our body.
From physiology, we move on to instrumental technique in order to understand the “how” and “why” of a certain articulation, different types of staccato, vibrato, legato, etc.
For each aspect considered, an exercise is proposed: only this way a “specific” work plan can be completed.
Among the various lessons, you will be offered to watch several videos – in double version in Italian and English – for an even more direct and effective examples.

After this course you will gain a clear understanding of how our body works in order to play the flute, how to take your playing skills, sound, vibrato to a new level, how to approach daily studies and new repertoire.
Now let’s go on this exciting journey to The Flute of OZ together!

Onorio Zaralli



Knowledge of physical expression of the body, exercises, video lessons, completed with a short quiz.


Points of balance. Posture mistakes. Correct posture. Alternative fingerings. Tips, video tutorials and exercises.


Working on the sound, intervals, harmonics, flutter tongue, air flow chart, special exercises, video lessons.


Learn 5 most important rules for proper, sustained breathing. Special exercises for each rule. Video lessons.


Tongue actions, types of staccato, letters to use in different types of articulation, exercises for fast tonguing, video tutorials.


Understanding body coordination while playing the flute. How to start playing faster and become a flute virtuoso.


How to approach daily studies. Warm ups and finger technique exercises. How to work on fast passages. Vibrato. How to approach a new repertoire.


Take a timed final test at the end of the course to receive a personal certificate of completion.


A personal certificate will be issued in the name you specified during registration. Make sure you enter your name correctly when registering.

What is Included with this course?

Professional Teaching

You’ll receive expert teaching, thoroughly enabling you to develop an accurate and confident understanding of music history.

Read in 100 languages

The Babel Flute courses offer a very high quality translation to practically 100 languages, available with just one click on the translation button at the top of the screen.
To access all available languages from a Mobile phone switch to a desktop version in the browser settings, choose a desired language and switch back to a Mobile version. You only need to do it once.

Practical Quizzes

There are short quizzes at the end of the modules to make learning more fun and interactive.

Ask Questions

Below each chapter you are able to post comments and ask questions should you have any in regards to the course topics covered. You can also reach out to your teacher directly from any of the quizzes and from the course dashboard.

Easy to Follow Structure

The course is divided into modules (chapters). The text of each chapter is enriched with various types of “columns” and media: pictures, audios, curious facts, focus on important details, and listening suggestions that refer to YouTube videos illustrating the topics covered.

Supplemental material

At the end of the course are reference books – biographical cards of major composers and a brief dictionary of musical forms. They can be opened at any time to clarify and supplement the course ‘ information.

Complete at Your Own Pace

You can easily fit the course around your regular commitments, completing it at your own pace and in your own time.

Anywhere Access

Your course never expires. Learn when and where you choose! Computer or mobile. Just get comfortable and dive in!

Certificate of Completion

When you complete the course, you will be asked to take a timed test to receive a certificate of completion from The Babel Flute.


Onorio Zaralli

Founder of Web Flute Academy, The Babel Flute and Scuola Flautistica Italiana, flutist, professor, writer, composer, innovator. President of the Accademia Flautistica, Veneta, Padua.

He is the author of a large number of original works, studies and books, such as “Mozart, Flute Concertos”, “During a Concert”, “Emotional Control in Public Performance”, and “Playing with Soul, Self-Control and Full Self-Disclosure” .

A fan of multimedia, Onorio Zaralli received further education at the University of Tuscia with a specialization in E-learning and Learning Object, published books and multimedia CD-Rom, founded the Center for Multimedia Education “Il Ninfeo”. Onorio Zaralli is the author of Musica in Jeans (Smart and 3.0, published by Bulgarini) music courses with advanced functionality, bringing together the most innovative teaching and learning methodologies and tools.

For The Babel Flute, Onorio Zaralli wrote the exclusive courses “A Tale of Music” and “The Flute of OZ“. Whether you’re just getting started in music or you’re an experienced musician looking to broaden your horizons, these courses will provide you with valuable material, ideas, exercises, and tips.

With hours of step-by-step learning, The Babel Flute courses will truly help you take your musical knowledge and skills to the next level.

Onorio Zaralli was born in Norma (LT) on November 21, 1960. After graduating from classical studies, he graduated with full marks in flute from the “S.Cecilia” in Rome, subsequently graduating as a soloist from the Royal College of Music in London.

Having won awards at the Ancona, Stresa, Palmi and Citta di Castello competitions, he perfects his orchestral experience with the Bucharest Radio and Television Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. He begins his concert career, preferring the solo repertoire for flute and orchestra: he gives concerts for important Italian institutions such as Gonfalone di Roma, Festival di Sermoneta, Festival di Taranto, Teatro Comunale di Teramo, Accademia di Francia, Festival di Positano , Incontri Musicali di Sorrento, Camerata Musicale Sulmonese, Musica d’Oggi Music Group, Viterbo Baroque Festival, Citta di Castello International Festival of Nations, recording for Raiuno, Radiouno, Radiodue, Radiotre and Vatican Radio.

Since 1984, his concert activity abroad began, which gradually became prevalent: concerts at the Merkin Concert Hall and the Manhattan School of Music in New York, tours in South Korea, Luxembourg, France, Mexico, Adelaide Playhouse in Australia and especially in Russia, where he was active from 1990 to 2018. He plays in the Moscow Philharmonic, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Throne Hall and the Tsar Theater in the Hermitage: he performs compositions by Russian authors dedicated to him, conducts master classes at conservatories, records for Soviet television. In 1991 he participated in the Leningrad Mozart Festival, in 92 and 93 he performed with the Easter Concert in St. Petersburg, sponsored by ENI and broadcast on Raiuno, in 94 he was artistic director of the Italian Music Festival at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

Author of educational, musicological works and compositions for flute.
He plays on handcrafted precious wood headjoints designed by himself.
Together with Yulia Berry, he is the founder and director of the Web Flute Academy and the international magazine The Babel Flute.

“un grande flautista con una affascinante maturità stilistica e un suono particolarissimo” –

“l’ un des plus grands flutistes contemporains italiens” – MIDI LIBRE


01 – Fisiologia ed esecuzione strumentale

02 – La tecnica strumentale

03 – L'imboccatura

04 – Respirazione

05 – L'articolazione

06 – L'articolazione delle dita e il meccanismo strumentale

07 – Lo studio giornaliero

Final test