Flute Report from China: 1994-2014. By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 1, 2015 by

20 years ago I went to Beijing for the first time to teach and perform at the Central Conservatory. It was an exciting and eye opening experience, my first time in “Mainland China”. I say “Mainland” because in 1989 I lived for almost a year in Taiwan, teaching and...

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Taffanel to Toddlers: Achieving Harmony Between Family and Professional Fluting. By Janelle Barrera...

Feb 1, 2014 by

If there’s one course I wish I could have taken back in college, it would have been called: “How to balance life outside of the practice room, orchestra audition, and teaching studio.”  During those years of university protected life, I just didn’t get it.  The future was not always...

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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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After the Etudes: or How to Reinvent Yourself as a Flutist Again…and Again: by Suzanne Weller...

May 1, 2013 by

Once out of college with my Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance, life was dandy and profitable. I had inherited a dozen flute and piano students from a local music school, played in two orchestras and performed at weddings, receptions and parties every weekend with harpists, string trios or guitarists....

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Adventures of the Left-Handed Flute! by Joan Marsh Sparks...

May 1, 2013 by

January 21, 2013 Curious about the emails I have been receiving from a German flute maker who specializes in entry level flutes, and has developed a left handed flute, I ordered one for the shop. A left handed flute is played to the left side.  The right handed flute...

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