Robert Muczynski

This week, I wanted to chronicle the life of one of the great American composers for flute, Robert Muczynski. Since playing his Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 during my undergraduate career, I have been fascinated by his music and always thought he was a bit...

Improvisation inspiration

Last night I attended a wonderful clinic featuring Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed trombonist, here at Paige’s Music. It was sponsored by the wonderful folks at Yamaha and put on by our own Tucker Woerner, low brass specialist. Gordon had so many interesting and...

Stretches for flutists

This week’s blog is one from the archives, but it has been one of my favorite projects that I have done so far, so I wanted to share it with everyone again! I have been super sore the past few days: interval workouts, pulling weeds in the backyard, and standing...

Katherine Hoover

Another sad day in the flute world, as we mourn the loss of legendary performer, teacher, and composer Katherine Hoover. Known as a pioneering figure in the field of flute composition, Katherine leaves behind a legacy whose shoes will be hard to fill. Katherine...

Jack Moore

The flute world is mourning the loss today of legendary flute maker Jack Moore, who passed away yesterday. Jack worked for several different American flute companies in the 1970s and early 1980s before taking on his own flute making and repair shop full-time. He was a...

Stars and Stripes Forever!

I hope everyone has fun plans that keep you safe–and cool!–for the 4th of July holiday tomorrow! In honor of the holiday, I thought I would pass along some history on piccolo’s most famous solo: The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa....