A Summer Practice Plan. By Dr. Tammy Evans Yonce...

Jun 1, 2017 by

As the school year ends, many students are joyously looking forward to some relaxation and perhaps a break from the flute. Some students spend the summer working in order to have enough saved to pay for living expenses for the upcoming school year. While it’s a good, healthy idea...

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Balancing Entrepreneurship and Artist Self. By Barbara Siesel...

May 1, 2017 by

One of the most difficult parts about being a musician entrepreneur is the balancing act that one has to engage in. How do you continue to develop as an artist when your days are filled with meetings and administrative duties? How do you continue to find artistic inspiration, the...

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Back to School Tips. By Dr. Tammy Evans Yonce...

Sep 1, 2014 by

Whether this is your first year of college or you’re used to the drill, it’s helpful to consider a few reminders to make this academic year the most positive and productive one yet. •    Make sure that you block off time in your schedule specifically for practicing. Avoid using...

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Long Tones: Can we achieve enlightenment through sound?...

Dec 15, 2013 by

How do we practice long tones? Why do we practice long tones? I've always had a very academic and perfectionist approach to long tones, as I learned early from Jeffrey Khaner. 1. Long tones must be played with a metronome. 2. Hold your breath as long as possible so...

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When Less is More. By Jennifer Borkowski...

Dec 2, 2013 by

When I first began studying music with extended techniques, what struck me was their sheer physicality. It seemed even more senseless than usual to use the same amount of repetition that I was using when practicing traditional repertoire. It simply wasn’t possible, yet I was able to learn the...

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