How to Play Notes With Dots AND Slurs

Aug 04, 2016

Wondering how to play dots AND slurs over notes? 

This question came from Dale who asked exactly this: how do you play notes that have dots...

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How to Teach the Flute Embouchure (Pt 2)

Jul 20, 2016

Not confident teaching a beginner student how to blow the flute properly?

Let me tell you it's as easy as just knowing how. Everything's easy once...

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How to Teach the Flute Embouchure (Pt 1)

Jul 19, 2016

Not confident teaching a beginner student how to blow the flute properly?

Let me tell you it's as easy as just knowing how. Everything's easy once...

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The Proper (and Easy!) Way to Play High Notes on the Flute

Jul 01, 2016

Struggling to play high notes on the flute? 

Getting dizzy?

Or perhaps, no matter how hard you blow, you seem to just get a loud screechy...

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How To Fast-Track Every Student's Progress

Apr 11, 2016

Recognizing the individual abilities of a student has an incredibly powerful effect on their progress.

Just as those of us with kids know that...

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Another Way of Approaching Positivity

Apr 11, 2016

Positivity is a funny one – it sometimes gets a bad rap because it is so often not the real deal. Positivity is more than random “Well...

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How Well Do You Relate to Students AND Their Parents?

Apr 11, 2016

In the last post I discussed how I’ve recently been delving into the minefield that is one’s own innate strengths. It’s allowed...

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How to Use Your OWN Personality to Be a Great Flute Teacher

Apr 11, 2016

Over the past 22 years (since 1993, when I was 16 to be exact), I’ve loved teaching the flute to children, young adults and older adults....

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What Flute Playing is Doing to Your Students’ Brains!

Apr 11, 2016

As flute teachers, I think sometimes we undervalue the amazing influence we have in the development of children’s brains.

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The Hidden Benefits of Learning Recorder

Apr 11, 2016

You may or may not agree, but recorder is a fantastic first instrument for a young child. In fact, even though I recommend piano as a first...

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