Mindfulness part 2: My thoughts

Last week I shared a blog from Donna Wilson, local performer, teacher, and mom on the concept of mindfulness, or simply being in the moment, and how it is so important to our everyday lives. She has a routine that she practices every day which has helped clear her...

Reblog: Mindfulness

This week’s blog is a repost from Donna Wilson, flutist, mom, and blogger extraordinaire! Donna has been active as a freelance performer since 1992 and as a teacher since 1996. She currently serves as Second Flute with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic orchestra...

Gariboldi’s 20 Little Etudes

If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for a good medium-sized, easy-intermediate, interesting and fun book of etudes for growing flute players. Since I have the unique opportunity of working with students and players of all levels, but mostly middle...

Composer of the month: Giulio Briccialdi

August’s composer of the month is Giulio Briccialdi, thought of as one of the finest and most virtuostic flutists in history. He was and is still known as “the Paganini of the flute,” Paganini being one of the most famous violinists to this day. He was a...

NFA convention FOMO

The National Flute Association annual convention, held in beautiful Salt Lake City this year, starts on Thursday, and unfortunately I will not be attending this year. My daughter was born in April and I have just returned to work, so making the trip just wasn’t...

Paul Taffanel

Our composer of the month for July is yet another important member of the French flute school and arguably one of the founders of that, Paul Taffanel. He was also a conductor, performer, and a prolific chamber musician. He played a very important role in re-vamping...

New band parents info

For many of you, it is just about time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument for beginning band! If you have come to this site looking for information about renting a beginning flute, first of all–welcome! You and your student are...