San Francisco Flute Festival Reflections. by Fluterscooter...

Nov 4, 2014 by

The Flute View had a blast at this year's San Francisco Flute Festival!   It also just so happened that the Pumpkin Spice Fluterscooter bags I brought to exhibit with West Valley Music were also the colors of the San Francisco Giants, this year's winning World Series team, so they...

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Tips on Touring Asia. By Viviana Guzman...

Oct 5, 2014 by

Currently, I’m in love with Asia.  This year, I was lucky to have embarked upon two separate tours of Asia.  The first one was to Taiwan and the Philippines in the Spring, and the second one, in the Fall, was to Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok, Seoul and Beijing. To begin...

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Gloria Jee Eun Park: Artist Interview...

Oct 5, 2014 by

Do you teach? masterclasses? What do you like best about teaching? Yes, I teach in college and also privately. What I like about teaching is when I see students' improvement even little by little! What do you like best about performing? Communication! What does your schedule look like for...

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Purchasing an Alto Flute: by Christine Potter...

Oct 4, 2014 by

New brands of alto flutes are coming to the market every year as the demand for this beautiful instrument grows. This is good news for those looking for an alto flute to buy. As I have done for the last 15 years, I tested low flutes at the NFA...

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Piccolo Strong: Fitness for Piccoloists. by Nan Raphael and Angela McCuiston...

Oct 4, 2014 by

One would think that playing such a tiny instrument would be a piece of cake. After all, it barely weighs a pound and is only 12 inches long. Over the course of my career I have encountered piccoloists who have struggled with injuries severe enough to cause them to...

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Bringing Classical Music to the Congo. By Kaori Fujii...

Oct 4, 2014 by

So….. how do I begin… I have established Music Beyond with my business partner, former student, fellow flutist, Nana Aomori.  As many of you may know, there are so many passionate musicians all over the world despite any sort of formal training or any support.  I have seen them...

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The Diary of an Indonesian Flutist. By Metta F. Ariono (2nd Flute Jakarta Symphony)...

Oct 4, 2014 by

Being a musician living in a crowded city of a developing country surely is a challenging thing. Dealing with tight schedule and hours to spend in crazy traffic, while still having to maintain quality in music making and being in the mood to teach, surely is making one’s life...

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In Thailand We Play Flute Ensemble. By Kalaya Phongsathorn...

Oct 4, 2014 by

In the past few years, Thailand has undergone hard political situation. Conflict has risen among people in the society higher than ever. It is true that, from the news spread around the world, our prosperous and peaceful country seems to be left with chaos. What would flute players do...

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Marie Poblete (2nd Flute in Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra): Artist Interview...

Oct 4, 2014 by

Can you give us five career highlights? Yes, there were several occasions in my life that made a big difference in my career. As I am a regular member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) Wind section, I vividly recall passing my audition to become a regular in the Orchestra...

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Worapon Kanweerayathin: Artist Interview...

Oct 4, 2014 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? 1.  Solo with ECCO 1993 2.  playing with Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in Asian Orchestra week in Tokyo 2002 3.  playing in World Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Thailand with musicians from orchestra all over the world. 1994 4.  solo with Asian-Japan Festival Orchestra...

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Challenges and Rewards of Being Vietnamese and Studying Abroad. By Huong Thu Le...

Oct 4, 2014 by

I am a flutist from Hanoi, Vietnam. I started to play the flute when I was 8 years old and had a devoted teacher, Mr. Nguyen Trung Thanh, whom I studied with since the very start until my diploma graduation in the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in Vietnam. My...

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Flute in the City: Part 2. by Rachel Hacker...

Oct 3, 2014 by

Within the first few weeks of arriving in New York, I had convinced myself that this place wasn’t real. Compared to other living situations, New York feels like a modern day fairy tale.   I now live on the fourteenth floor of a NYU residential complex, located in Union Square....

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