Rozalind MacPhail’s 15 Healthy Habits on the Road...

May 2, 2018 by

1. Juice half a lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey and mix into a big warm glass of water. Drink on an empty stomach daily when you first wake up. 2. Meditate for 15 minutes upon waking up and before going...

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How Your Flute Works (Part 2). by Jeff Dening...

May 2, 2018 by

Part 2: Use Your Words   Imagine a young student is asked to name a particular note on their music and instead of saying, “F#”, they hold up the instrument and show the fingering.  Every teacher has run into this. Every repair technician has run into this as well...

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Music As Silence

Mar 6, 2018 by

"Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural, effortless technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.  The TM technique allows your active mind to easily settle inward, through quieter levels of thought, until you experience the most silent and peaceful level of your own...

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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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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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12 Holiday Flute Gift Ideas

Dec 1, 2017 by

The Flute View's Holiday Gift Ideas Do you need help with a creative gift for your favorite flutist?  Following are a sample list of our personal favorite flute items.  Feel free to include  YOUR suggestions, too.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! -The Flute View Team     Viviana's List 1. Does...

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Is your Social Media feed affecting your self-esteem and productivity? by Fluterscooter...

Dec 1, 2017 by

How many times have you checked Instagram today?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Are you looking at your phone as you're reading this article?  How many times did you check your phone during your last practice session?  These modern technologies are not only causing us to become more distracted and disconnected, but...

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Introduction to Feldenkrais with Niall O’Riordan...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Niall O'Riordan, a 2014 Galway Rising Star, attended the festival for the seventh time this year. He grew up listening to Sir James Galway, from his earliest years in Ireland when his father would look for Sir James' records every Friday from a second hand shop.  Like most of us, he listened to Galway's recordings every...

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Music Is The Ointment That Heals by Dyan Parker...

Jul 1, 2017 by

  After years of research on healing, it became apparent to me that our bodies and minds act in unison. It is therefore important to have an antidote to our emotional wounds so that they do not affect our physical health. Music is capable of healing those wounds. How...

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The Embodied Musician by Niall O’Riordan: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a series of audio instructions for how to position one's body and pieces thereof in order to be mindful of how the various relationships affect you, including creating tension or stress, using the Feldenkrais method, which is described as "an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning...

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In Defense of the Practice Room Selfie. By Laken Emerson...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Yes, the practice room mirror selfie is shameless. Here’s why you should do it. The consumer-performer relationship has endured — and survived — many struggles over the last several decades; with modern technology, we are more than a hop and a skip away from formal concert settings of yore....

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Go OrGAnic for Back-to-School Success by Lindsey Goodman...

Sep 1, 2016 by

Go OrGAnic for Back-to-School Success:  Get Organized, Set Goals, and Stay Accountable   Lindsey Goodman, known for her “generous warmth of tone and a fluid virtuosity” (Charleston Gazette), is principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, solo flutist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, adjunct lecturer at West...

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Flute Fashion: This Season’s Best Recital Dresses by Fluterscooter...

Jun 1, 2016 by

Remember last year when Riria Niimura played the Ibert Concerto wearing a neon handmade dress?    If only all flute performances would incorporate unique high fashion as a reflection of the artists’ personalities, then I’d be a happier concert-goer.    However, since we are flutists, we can’t afford Zac...

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The Lifting Flutist, By Sarah Howard...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Who is the lifting flutist? That’s a tough question to answer, considering the birth of this concept happened naturally by me just goofing off in the gym. Here’s the short of it. I’m Sarah Howard, and I’m a flutist in the U.S. Air Force. I happen to have quite the passion...

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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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Hues of Music: A Discussion with Flutists of Color. by Mara Miller...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Even though classical music has historically been influenced by non-Western cultures, it is deeply rooted in the European tradition. With that foundation, there is still a limited amount of diversity in the modern-day classical community. This article is meant to create an opportunity for racially diverse classical musicians, particularly...

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My Time With The Hare Krishna Tree. by Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2016 by

In December of 2015, I had graduated with my Master's in Music, from New York University. In order to save money, I chose to leave New York, until I made my next life plan. I was in the process of applying for my Doctorate. I would be moving back...

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