The Proper (and Easy!) Way to Play High Notes on the Flute

Jul 01, 2016

Struggling to play high notes on the flute? 

Getting dizzy?

Or perhaps, no matter how hard you blow, you seem to just get a loud screechy...

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How To Fast-Track Every Student's Progress

Apr 11, 2016

Recognizing the individual abilities of a student has an incredibly powerful effect on their progress.

Just as those of us with kids know that...

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Another Way of Approaching Positivity

Apr 11, 2016

Positivity is a funny one – it sometimes gets a bad rap because it is so often not the real deal. Positivity is more than random “Well...

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How Well Do You Relate to Students AND Their Parents?

Apr 11, 2016

In the last post I discussed how I’ve recently been delving into the minefield that is one’s own innate strengths. It’s allowed...

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How to Use Your OWN Personality to Be a Great Flute Teacher

Apr 11, 2016

Over the past 22 years (since 1993, when I was 16 to be exact), I’ve loved teaching the flute to children, young adults and older adults....

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What Flute Playing is Doing to Your Students’ Brains!

Apr 11, 2016

As flute teachers, I think sometimes we undervalue the amazing influence we have in the development of children’s brains.

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The Hidden Benefits of Learning Recorder

Apr 11, 2016

You may or may not agree, but recorder is a fantastic first instrument for a young child. In fact, even though I recommend piano as a first...

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Is "Ta Ta" or "Da Da" Really the Best Way to Tongue? Or Doesn't it Matter?

Apr 11, 2016

 

I received a really interesting email from a reader recently. It is so interesting, that I have posted the response here for those...

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Interview with creator of The Virtual Flute

Apr 11, 2016

Andrew Botros was Engineers Australia’s Young Engineer of the Year in 2006 for his contributions to cochlear implants, music acoustics,...

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Fluterview with Emma Sholl

Apr 05, 2016

Emma Sholl has held the position of Associate Principal Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2003. She began working with the orchestra...

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