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Exercises and Advice

The Gaubert Cycle: A Study Guide with Amy Porter (2017)

  Begin with Romance (1905) Amy Porter is releasing this project as 16 individual video downloads. Each will correspond to a chapter of the physical DVD, which will be released separately in September. The edition "Treasures of Gaubert" … [Read More...]

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...]

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Southern CA Flute Camp

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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...]