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A New Normal: Thoughts on COVID-19 Pandemic

As I write this, our household has been isolating for 17 days due to the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. We live in Ohio, one of the most proactive states for

Analog Music: Escape from the Digital World

No power? No problem. Playing an instrument is not a digital experience. It is analog. No screens. No electronics needed. Several times we have lost power at the house while

Talent or Hard Work? Which is more important?

“You Have So Much Talent” It happens all the time. After a performance, someone will come up to me and say, “You have so much talent. I wish I had

Studio Adventures

The flute studio is a place full of adventures, large and small. Adventures of the mind and spirit. Journeys of the heart and soul.  Adventures in Flute Shopping Three of

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

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