Year: 2019

Teaching Generation Z

Teaching Generation Z in the flute studio, I have to adapt some of my references to ones they will understand. For instance, the sharp is a hashtag and using emojis to show moods in a theme and variations piece.

Music Therapy

Music therapy has received a lot of attention in the media recently. Although it may seem like a new idea, the value of music is something that I believe all

Acoustics of the Flute: How Tone Is Produced

Flute acoustics are complicated. Until recently, scientists did not have a good understanding of flute acoustics and how a flute makes a sound. We can easily classify the sound production

Flute Renaissance

The flute renaissance is here! The flute is suddenly the hottest instrument. It’s making a huge splash in pop music (thank you, Lizzo) and I’m seeing a spike in kids

So many articles, so little time!

With so many articles about music circulating on the web, it’s difficult to know where to begin. There’s been an explosion of interest about the effects of music on the

Brains On Music: Premies and Flutes premature baby

A recent study shows that music is beneficial to the brains of premature babies. I was fascinated to read this article from the University of Geneva dated June 1, 2019:

Training Musicians Like Dogs

How is learning an instrument like training a dog to roll over on command? Both involve a complex set of movements that must be done in sequence to achieve a

How Much Should I Practice? airport concert

The short answer: you should practice as much as possible and probably a lot more than you are now! A good rule of thumb for young musicians is to practice

5 Tests for Shopping for the Best Flute for You play testing five piccolos

Shopping for a new instrument can be a lot of fun! In two previous blog articles (“New Flute Buying Guide” and “Intermediate Flute Buying Guide”), I discussed the different types

Intermediate Flute Buying Guide flute acoustics modern flute

In the previous blog article, I discussed buying a first flute. In today’s article, we will look at intermediate or step up flutes. Why buy a second flute? Marching band