C# trill key

This week’s blog is one from the archives…I think I have a few new followers since this video was originally posted in November 2014. I also look a tad more well-rested… This video is a quick overview of the purpose of the C# trill key, a feature...

Legends: Jean-Pierre Rampal

Last Friday, I posted a wonderful video from 1987 of Jean-Pierre Rampal playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (see it here). It made me realize that while I have covered many important composers of flute music, that I have...

A Very Flutey Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! I truly hope that each and every one of my readers is having a fabulous holiday season, whatever your celebrations and traditions may be. I feel so fortunate to be able to share a very small part of my customers’ celebrations every...

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...

State Solo and Ensemble

For many students all over the state of Indiana, this Saturday is the culmination of months of hard work, practice, and dedication: ISSMA Solo and Ensemble State Finals! I want to wish my heartiest best wishes to each and every participant; I remember my time (a long...