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Welcome to the insights and philosophy of Amy Porter, Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan. Look here for ideas and instruction. Sign up for a workshop or buy a DVD Study Guide. Read interviews and visit the U of M Flute Studio. Go Blue Flutes! (FOR AMY PORTER SOLOIST please click on the link on the upper right - amyporter.com)

Exercises and Advice

One Note A Week Exercise from the Anatomy of Sound DVD

Here is the "ONE NOTE A WEEK EXERCISE" Even if you are not a flutist, the intent of the exercise remains. We can always listen more carefully to what we are doing. When I was 14, my teacher Deborah Carter Smith introduced me to listening - to … [Read More...]

TECHNICAL TROUBLE? 20 ways to cure fingering challenges

This post on Instagram & Facebook generated so much interest that I was compelled to find more ways through my "flute family" to help others through those tough technical phrases. You know the ones? The ones that make you want to throw your … [Read More...]

IT’S ALL THERE: Reading Between the Lines

Published on April 6, 2015 by The Flute View Online Magazine IT’S ALL THERE: Reading between the Lines A guide to my thoughts on interpretation A question posed to my teaching website porterflute.com asked, “how do I narrow down goals when it … [Read More...]

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Upcoming events

Northern California Flute Camp

Hidden Valley Music Seminars Carmel Valley, … [Read More...]

Southern California Flute Camp and Flute Day 2016

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Interviews

New York Flute Club Newsletter Interview

Read the original version of this interview in the New York Flute Club … [Read More...]

Texas Flute Association Newsletter Interview

How did you choose the flute? I grew up playing piano because my … [Read More...]

Rochester Flute Club Newsletter Interview

How did it come about that you began to study flute? I sang before … [Read More...]

Bonnie Blanchard’s News Oct. 2012

Dear Bonnie, At our studio retreat this year, one of our coaches … [Read More...]