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New Ideas for Marking Music (part 5 of Miss It? Mark It!)

Miss It? Mark It! part 5 A new student arrived at her lesson this week with music beautifully colored. Last week, I had encouraged Madeline* to write in her music.

Choir Practice Ideas

Choir Practice. Many of my blog posts have focused on practicing the flute, but today we will look at some special considerations for choir practice. As a musician who wears

Practice Research: study shows faster, better learning

New practice research suggests ways to make learning more efficient. Thanks to cognitive researchers we are understanding more and more about how the brain processes information. A practice research study published in

Flute Acoustics Flute Acoustics

Flute Acoustics: the mystery and the science The flute is the second oldest musical instrument in the world but flute acoustics are highly complicated. The drum is the oldest musical

The Weird and Wonderful Uvula

The Weird and Wonderful Uvula What do uvulas have to do with flute playing and teaching? Quite a bit, actually. Read on for a wacky slow motion video of the uvula

Goal Setting for the Practice Room

Goal Setting should be part of every musician’s practice session. There are many kids of goals in music. Some goals will be achieved within a single practice session, others will take longer

Recital Update

Recital Update. The annual studio recital was this past weekend, and I am bursting with pride for all the students. I’ve been teaching for 20 years, but this was one of