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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

New Flute Buying Guide

New Flute Buying Guide Buying a new flute is a huge decision and a big investment. The blog article below can help you with some common questions. Flute shoppers are

New Ideas for Creative Practice

Always on the hunt for new ideas for creative music practice, here are some resources that I’ve recently discovered: Choose practice tasks instead of playing from the beginning to the

Flute Tone Spectral Analysis

Flute Tone Spectral Analysis I came across a very interesting thesis project by Ron Yorita titled “Flute Tone Project.” Yorita designed a program to analyze the tone of flute players.

Rebound Breath: Technique for Singers and Wind Players breathing

Rebound Breath: Technique for Singers and Wind Players For wind players and singers, finding places to breathe is a constant struggle. We must balance the demands of the phrase with

Yanny or Laurel? laurel or yanny

Do you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel?” This audio clip was the internet sensation for May 2018. In it, a voice is heard saying a word. Many people hear either “Yanny”

Competitions and Contests: Lessons from the Trenches

Competitions and Contests Another Solo and Ensemble Contest season has come and gone. All of my middle school and high school flute students participated this year. I feel that competitions

Stories from the Studio: Flute Mystery dyeing Easter eggs

A Flute Mystery I love teaching because it always presents new challenges. This week, I had to put on my detective hat to solve a mystery, A high school student