Teaching and Engaging Flute Students During Remote Lessons

7 months into this ever evolving pandemic teachers continue to search for stability and familiarity in their classrooms. Both veteran and new teachers alike are on a new – unfamiliar – playing field where there are far more questions than answers. Outside of the public school teaching scene, being an instrumental studio teacher is justContinue reading “Teaching and Engaging Flute Students During Remote Lessons”

Flute Embouchure Myths and Resources

Young flutists that are surrounded non-flutists or are self-taught can develop a wide range of bad habits that take years to unlearn. There are common myths that are just taken as fact by band directors when recruiting or coaching young flute players. In this article, I’ll be clarifying what/if there is any true to theseContinue reading “Flute Embouchure Myths and Resources”

Resources for people who want to take flute up as a secondary instrument or a hobby

Not once as a flute student did I have an ensemble director that was a flutist (primarily or otherwise). Granted I started playing flute at age 14, but in my hometown’s district even if I had started in beginning band no one was trained in flute… everyone was either a brass specialist or focused onContinue reading “Resources for people who want to take flute up as a secondary instrument or a hobby”

Storage – keeping flutes safe year round (including summer break)

When I was in high school we had the ‘drum closet’. The ‘drum closet’ was a blackhole where the percussionists liked to hide, but it was also a house for outdated marching band uniform ruins, the marching percussion equipment, and the district’s unused loaner instruments. The ‘drum closet’ was a treasure trove of unused instruments,Continue reading “Storage – keeping flutes safe year round (including summer break)”