Music as Breath

Mar 2, 2018 by

"The sound of the flute is the breath of God" -Rumi The Flute View's Viviana Guzman and Fluterscooter discussed breathwork, trance, meditation, silent retreats, and how learning breath from various spiritual practices can be incorporated into using our breath as flutists, and how we can make better music from...

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Music As Meditation

Mar 2, 2018 by

The Gonjiam Flute Festival was intense, so lots of meditation and quiet time was required.  The Flute View's Barbara Siesel and Fluterscooter both practice transcendental meditation and found some time to sit down and chat about their practices and experiences with meditation. Fluter: Explain how you got into meditation....

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Music As Medicine

Mar 1, 2018 by

I had the opportunity to interview and chat with the fabulous Giselle Real-d’Arbelles a few (4!) years ago, and I've loved watching her transformation as both a musician and healer.  I caught up with her again, as she is releasing her debut album of original medicine songs.  --Fluterscooter  ...

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Music As Movement

Mar 1, 2018 by

Karen Moratz is a symphony player, university professor, and yogi.  There has always been a strong correlation between music and movement, and especially with yoga.  From breathing to postures, moving both air and body helps flute playing and how one approaches music.  Read about Karen's journey below.    ...

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It’s In the Stars. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Mar 1, 2018 by

I began reading tarot cards when I was in college, just for a bit of fun (if I remember correctly, one of the characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer read tarot cards - I was inspired!). The more I learned about the different types of spreads and upright vs....

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Dr. G’s March Flute Horoscopes...

Mar 1, 2018 by

Welcome to March! The winter is quickly coming to a close and the promise of Spring hangs in the air. The Zodiac this month is mimicking the endings and beginnings of the seasons with two full moons book-ending the month (as it did back in January). Thrown into this...

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Your Career Starts NOW! Interview with DMA student, Jeiran Hasan...

Feb 1, 2018 by

7 Tips to Jumpstart Your Career While in School Jeiran Hasan, DMA student at University of Iowa   In today's musical landscape, transitioning from a student to a professional real world musician can be a challenge.  But it doesn't have to be!  I had the opportunity to sit down...

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Juliette Hurel: Artist Interview...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Juliette Hurel is known in both the French and the international music world as a famous flautist. She was unanimously awarded the first prize for flute and the first prize for chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and obtained prizes in different competitions such as those in...

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How Your Flute Works. By Jeff Dening...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Jeff Dening is the owner of Jeff’s Woodwind Shop in Baltimore, Maryland.  In addition to fixing flutes and piccolos for the fussiest of players, Jeff is preparing a series of repair classes for flute enthusiasts.  The series of classes will begin in the Baltimore/DC area in Spring and Summer...

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Keeping Long Tones Fresh. by Francesca Arnone...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Dr. Francesca Arnone has been featured as a flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and educator in the US and abroad. For the past 25 years, she has held Principal Flute, Second Flute, and Piccolo positions in the US and Mexico, and this season is performing with...

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Practice Like a Pro. By Dr. Terri Sánchez...

Feb 1, 2018 by

Terri Sánchez is currently the Senior Lecturer in Flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Miyazawa Performing Artist. Legendary flutist Paula Robison writes, “Sánchez has a beautiful presence as a player, and her sparkling clear sound spins out and fills the air with poetry.” After Sánchez premiered his...

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