How to be First Chair in Band

You are ready to show up and be an even better flute player than you are right now. Congratulations! Now, let’s get you to be first chair in band. Here’s a little blueprint to help you become the flutist who sits in the first chair position.  It is more important

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How to Count Triplets

Triplet notes can be a little tricky when you are first learning how to count and play them. Today I want to share some simple tricks and techniques that I use to count triplets so you can have some new fun with your flute. First, let’s make sure that we

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The Benefits of Slow Practice

What is slow practice? And how can it benefit me? Today in this article, I want to answer both these questions and go a little more in depth on the benefits of slow practice. Many of you know that throughout the Membership modules here at Learn Flute Online there is

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Summer Flute Practicing Ideas

Summer flute practicing is one of those things that can either be forgotten about or be one of the greatest things that happened all year. So in this article I am going to share some summer flute practicing ideas with all of you to help it become one of the

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Too Much Spit When Playing the Flute

Recently I had a fellow flute student tell me that they just have too much spit when playing the flute and it gets in the way of their sound and ability to play. Is this something you have noticed as well? Sugar will destroy your pads and not be good

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How to Organize Your Flute Music

As you begin playing the flute, collecting music to play becomes a natural hobby. The more you find and collect, the more you can play! In this article, I am going to give you some tips to help you organize your flute music so you can continue your collection. This

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Why Are My High Notes Sharp?

Are your high notes always super sharp? In this article I will give you several things you can do to play high notes on tune. Recently, I had a student tell me that after they tune their flute at the beginning of their practicing, they start playing and find that

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How to Plan a Flute Recital For Yourself

As always the preparation that you put into planning your flute recital will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed the day of your flute recital. These feelings will help you feel more confident in your ability to perform the the best of your abilities. The first point of preparation

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Getting Over Stage Fright

Performing is part of life as a musician. And it’s totally natural to feel slightly apprehensive about performing in front of others at the beginning of your musical career. Performing in front of an audience is just as much an art, as is being able to play the instrument itself.

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Is the End Cap of a Flute Important?

Is the end cap of a flute important? In this article, we will be talking all about what the flute end cap is and why the flute has an end cap. So let’s get right to the point. The end cap is that little tiny metal circle that’s at the

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