Exercises and Advice
Advice on recording yourself
Dave Schall’s advice on making a good audition recording.
by Dave Schall

1. This is the big one….and it should be in place as a regular practice for all of y ... [Read More...]
Posted: December 3rd, 2018
A Flutist’s Focus Sheet
From Amy Porter ~

A FLUTIST’S FOCUS SHEET

Personal, Musical and Artistic Goals

You can improve if you set small goals for yourself and listen with focus ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
How to Practice
HAVE MINDFUL PRACTICE. Your goals are FOR WHOM? and WHY?

The purpose of your practice is to MAINTAIN, GROW and HAVE FUN! (Baxtresser)

Accept your process of le ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
Respect
Please treat your lessons with respect and seriousness, both for you and your teacher. This seriousness should reflect why you are there, whether as a performance ma ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
Wanting, Waiting, Dreaming
Wanting, dreaming and practicing are great and wonderful aspects of a flutist’s life. However, the aspects of listening, learning, and of opening up to new levels ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
The Anatomy of Sound DVD
Welcome to the classroom of a flutist, something that, if described by my some of my students, could be similar to basic training for the US Army. Recently, a doctor ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
A review of the Practice Routine
By blogger Joanne Kathleen of Composed Dynamic, Mar 21, 2011

A few weeks ago, I had a lesson with Amy Porter while she was in the area for the Louisiana Flute Fes ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
Continuing Education
1. Marcel Tabuteau’s lessons and the lessons in phrasing
a. 3 basic ways of phrasing (upward intervals, downward intervals and 1/2 and whole steps)
b. the number ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 27th, 2018
TECHNICAL TROUBLE? 20 ways to cure fingering challenges
This post on Instagram & Facebook generated so much interest that I was compelled to find more ways through my “flute family” to help others through those tough ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 26th, 2018
One Note A Week Exercise from the Anatomy of Sound DVD
Here is the “ONE NOTE A WEEK EXERCISE”

Even if you are not a flutist, the intent of the exercise remains. We can always listen more carefully to what we are d ... [Read More...]
Posted: November 26th, 2018
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