The Magic of Wind: Bringing Musical Artistry to the Dominican Republic, by Allison Loggins-Hull...

Mar 1, 2016 by

I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Festival Clarinetísimo in The Dominican Republic. Since 2009, Festival Clarinetísimo has invited prominent clarinetists to give lectures and master classes to students of the National Conservatory of Music and the Elementary School of Music "Elila Mena.” In an effort to...

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Can Failure Help Success? by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2016 by

If you’ve never failed you’ve never tried anything new! Last month we spoke about the power of quitting, this month we'll speak about the power of failure to inform our progress as artists and entrepreneurs. While doing research for this article I’ve been reading about famous people who’ve failed...

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A Glissando Headjoint Primer. by Melissa Keeling...

Mar 1, 2016 by

The Glissando Headjoint expands the expressivity, flexibility, and timbral possibilities of the Boehm flute. The culmination of many decades of work by Robert Dick, it has been commercially available for over a decade. Beyond playing glissandi, there are many potential benefits for your overall flute playing: increased aural awareness, greater flexibility of intonation,...

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Bringing Classical Music to the Congo. By Kaori Fujii...

Oct 4, 2014 by

So….. how do I begin… I have established Music Beyond with my business partner, former student, fellow flutist, Nana Aomori.  As many of you may know, there are so many passionate musicians all over the world despite any sort of formal training or any support.  I have seen them...

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Sir James Galway’s FIRST FLUTE...

May 1, 2014 by

First Flute, The Foundations Lesson Series. Sir James Galway and Lady Jeanne Galway have released Sir James’s new online series of lessons and more called First Flute.  The first 15 lessons are titled: The Foundations Lesson Series and includes: •    15 lessons of video instruction •    Important basics like...

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May to May with Green Golly

May 1, 2014 by

The first anniversary of The Flute View is here – and it’s sure been an exciting year.  You all have been privy to the magazine but I’d like to share a little bit of what’s happened in my life since we started the Flute View last May. As you...

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Green Golly book review

Dec 1, 2013 by

Barbara Siesel and Keith Torgan, creators of the Green Golly Project, have outdone themselves with their victorious new book, Green Golly & Her Golden Flute.  From the moment the first page turns, one is whisked into a bewitching fairy tale – an enthralling story where the creators are also...

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Entering the Real World…Take 2. By Laura Neville...

Nov 1, 2013 by

I always thought that after I graduated from college I would enter the “real” world, get a music-teaching job and stay there for the next 35 plus years until I retired.  I would gig on the weekends and then eventually go back to school part-time and get my master’s...

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Three Little Words. By Patricia Surman...

Nov 1, 2013 by

Preparing for a new school year is a great opportunity to set our intentions, and sometimes three little words can make all the difference.  These simple meditations are designed to assist the student in all of us. Invest in Yourself Gather the tools of your trade so that you...

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The Music in You: Discovering Dalcroze Eurhythmics. by Kristen Turner...

Oct 1, 2013 by

The journey of a musician begins at any age, but for those of us that continue on this journey from performer to teacher we will encounter many different students with many different abilities. It is up to us to draw out the potential in these students that already exist....

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Music for All: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs. by Kristen Turner...

Sep 3, 2013 by

With the new school year quickly approaching, it is easy to be busy with the “to do” lists; buying supplies, ordering music, setting up studio procedures and lesson schedules but what about the students that we do all of this for. They all come to our studios and classes...

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From the Trainer’s Studio to the Flute Studio: by Charlene Romano...

Jun 3, 2013 by

About two years ago, I was in a frustrating Catch-22.  I needed to exercise to get my body in healthier shape, but I was limited in what I could do, due to an injury.  A friend recommended her personal trainer, and I now see my trainer once a week,...

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