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A Flute Skills Check Up How Do You Rate

A Flute Skills Check Up: How Do You Rate?

It’s time to gain a little reality on your music competence. Are you on the path to where you want to go? There are certain things you should be accomplishing to get to the point where playing the flute is easy and fun. Let’s do a flute-skills check-up: How do you rate? Novice Level: If you haven’t learned proper assembling and cleaning skills, for example, then it’s time you get there and know that your …

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The Benefits of Practicing Steady Beat With Your Body

The Benefits of Practicing Steady Beat With Your Body

Most music relies on keeping a steady beat. It just feels good to us. We feel rhythms and patterns all day long from brushing our teeth to playing games like jump-rope and basketball.  Many people aren’t perfect when keeping the beats perfect. Let’s explore the benefits of practicing steady beat with your body. This morning I have been noticing the natural rhythms around me. The first sound I heard was my son padding up the …

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Fast Fingers Are Another Benefit of Flute Playing

Fast Fingers Are Another Benefit of Flute Playing

Did you learn how to play an instrument as a child? Were you older when you started playing the flute? There are many benefits of having music lessons in your lifetime, faster thinking, better discipline, are just a couple of music perks, and you may be surprised to hear that fast fingers are another benefit of playing the flute. Fast fingers? When a child is very young (infant), they are surprised and very happy the …

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Amazing Advantages Of Learning Flute As An Adult

Amazing Advantages Of Learning Flute As An Adult

Being an adult who has decided to enter the world of learning the new language of music is daunting for many reasons, but I’m here to show you that there are also amazing advantages of learning flute as an adult. First of all we should note that once you put the intimidation factor aside, you are golden. For example, you are essentially in charge of your own life schedule. Most of the time, you can …

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How Much Does a Good Flute Cost

How Much Does a Good Flute Cost?

How much does a good student flute cost? In my teaching career I have been able to experience many different brands of concert flutes. When I began playing the flute (about 1981), there weren’t many brands to choose from, and where I lived there were even less choices because the only way to get your hands on a shiny new flute was to order one through an instrument specialty store, wait for it to come …

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Four Things To Help You as a Beginner Flute Player

Four Things To Help You as a Beginner Flute Player

As a beginner flute player, there are many many different things that can help you learn quickly. In this article I want to take a minute to tell you more about the way of thinking or the ‘mental set’ we need as we begin an adventure like learning how to become a musician. These things can help you at any stage of the game, but especially as a beginner flutist. It will be so totally …

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How To Accomplish Your Flute Goals

How To Accomplish Your Flute Goals

I believe that being in the right mindset is just as important as playing the flute itself while you are accomplishing your flute goals. In this article I want to share with you a few steps I have learned to help you accomplish your flute goals. It’s one thing to own a flute and some sheet music, and it’s a completely another thing to actually understand and have the knowledge, education, and motivation to use …

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Why do You Need Flute Lessons

Why do You Need Flute Lessons?

Whether you play in a band, are self-learner, a returning flute player, or have always had a desire to play the flute I can tell you right now that flute lessons are a great idea. You could be thinking “well of course she thinks flute lessons are a great idea, she just wants me to join her lessons”. In reality I want you to become the flute player you have always dreamed of becoming. Whether …

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What You Need to Learn How to Play the Flute

What You Need to Learn How to Play the Flute

Are you ready to embark of a new journey to learn how to play the flute? I am so so excited for you! In this article I will go through all the tools and equipment you need to get started. A flute This may seem a little silly that I have to put this on the list, but let me explain. To learn how to play the flute well, it is imperative that you have …

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Flute Misconceptions

Flute Misconceptions

As a flute teacher, I have come across so many different ideas that people have about the flute. Many of them are not true and may be damaging your flute! So in this article, my goal is to help you be aware of the most common flute misconceptions so you can continue to progress onward and upward. Have you ever bought a new flute or a flute starting kit and seen a little thing that …

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