The Practice Spot Part 2

The Practice Spot Part 2

Have you ever been playing a beautiful flute piece that you’ve worked so hard and so long on and then mess up in the same spot over and over again? Did you find yourself missing the same notes or rhythms over and over and over again in your practice time? We’ve all been there. Don’t worry. Usually those spots are the same spots that lots of people miss! I call them a practice spot. Knowing …

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Warding off Dementia with Flute Practice

Warding Off Dementia With Flute Practice

Since I teach flute students of all ages I felt it important to point out how practicing the flute can ward of dementia in the later days of life. It may not cure dementia, but it can definitely help. Many people across the world are suffering from dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Doctors and Researchers are doing their best on trying to find a cure for these diseases. Many of the researchers are figuring out, …

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Are You Using the 3 Ps of Practice

Are You Using The 3 P’s of Practice?

The 3 P’s to improving your flute practice session: We all wish we could push a magic button (insert sparkly music here) and suddenly know how to play the flute music we desire perfectly. Well, we wish it happened this way, but I’m here today to tell you that it CAN happen more quickly than you think by following my 3 P’s of practicing. It’s totally impossible to go somewhere if you don’t get on …

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How Long Should I Practice?

Ah, the age old question.  How long should I practice? Well, my answer is always: It depends. Questions to be answered first: 1. How old are you? 2. How advanced are you?’ 3. What are your goals? 4. What are you preparing for?   A beginner should start with about 10 – 20 minutes.  This of course, depends on how old you are.  Very young children should begin with less than 5 minutes (twice daily). …

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