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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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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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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Flute Fashion: Then and Now

Aug 1, 2015 by

I recently moved to downtown LA, home of the fashion district and arts district in Los Angeles.  When exploring my new neighborhood, I found that my neighboring street is "Quinceñera Row," with store after store of increasingly poofy and over the top dresses, like the ones that come with an accompanying...

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Flute in the City-The Search for Mr.Big. By Rachel Hacker...

Sep 1, 2014 by

I’m seated in the terminal of the Cincinnati Airport, writing this article. My mind is too fried to continue prepping for NYU entrance exams on Monday. Coffee has rendered me anxious and fidgety in my seat. “CVG to LGA, Flight 6260, 12:30 PM, On Time” is illuminated on a...

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Flute fashion and Dancefluting with Riria Niimura. By Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2014 by

I first met Riria Niimura in Tokyo at a performance I had given at the Apple Store.  The 19 year old flute sensation now resides in Los Angeles, and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Riria at the Colburn School in LA, and we talked about everything...

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From FluteTrance to Bellydance: Interview with Giselle Real D’Arbelles. by Fluterscooter...

Feb 1, 2014 by

While I was in Miami last month, I had the chance to catch up with my favorite Miami-based flutist, Giselle Real d’Arbelles, better known as Giselle "FluteTrance."   I followed Giselle online for awhile, and her unique style and fusion of music, art, and fashion always intrigued me, so...

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10 Travel Tips for the Internationally Touring Musician. by Viviana Guzman...

Feb 1, 2014 by

1)  First, purchase luggage that has a lifetime warranty.  It might be pricey initially, but being able to fix luggage pieces that get badly beaten during travel will prove highly effective in the long run.  Another sound investment would be purchasing locks for every luggage you travel with. 2) ...

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Dec 2, 2013 by

The holiday season is upon us!  And that means we're all playing Christmas music and buying gifts.   We've compiled a list of some of our ideas and new releases, so check them out, and if you like anything, buy something for yourself or for your favorite flutists.  Tis the...

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Flute Fashion. By Mimi Stillman...

Dec 2, 2013 by

Some of the greatest music for flute is in works that were performed by the Ballets Russes, the ballet company run by Sergei Diaghilev in Paris from 1909-1929. Stravinsky’s Firebird and Petrushka, Debussy’s Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un faune, and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé include some of our most important...

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Building a Brand. by Fluterscooter...

Nov 1, 2013 by

The first thing every flutist always asks me is “How did you come up with Fluterscooter bags?”  Then, the conversation usually leads to “You’re so entrepreneurial!  I could NEVER do something like that…I just play flute.”  And that’s where they’re wrong!  Anyone can build their own brand, especially in...

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The 20 Best and Worst Flute Album Covers. by Fluterscooter...

Oct 1, 2013 by

I’m so glad the internet exists, because without it, I wouldn’t have been able to round up some of these real gems that our flute forefathers/mothers and flutists of today have released as their respective album covers.   Even though many of us aren’t buying physical albums anymore (don’t you...

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How To Buy Concert Black

May 1, 2013 by

Ladies, as spring is here and many of us have end of the year recitals, spring ensemble concerts, graduations, weddings, etc...I'm sure many of you are looking through the racks in every department store asking the same question: "Why isn't there any concert black?" Simple answer: it's spring, and...

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