Category :flute

Pandemic Flute Safety, Part 1 pandemic flute practice

Is it safe to play the flute at rehearsals during the pandemic? No, not around other people. There is a lot of misinformation. This blog post examines some of the early papers.

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

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

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