Continuing Education

1. Marcel Tabuteau’s lessons and the lessons in phrasing a. 3 basic ways of phrasing (upward intervals, downward intervals and 1/2 and whole steps) b. the number system of tone colors c. Inflections of ups and down 2. Beginning and ending pieces as part of your musical expression a. Breathing in character b. creating the […]

A review of the Practice Routine

By blogger Joanne Kathleen of Composed Dynamic, Mar 21, 2011 A few weeks ago, I had a lesson with Amy Porter while she was in the area for the Louisiana Flute Festival. Since then, I’ve been trying to use her 4 hour practice session routine every time I practice. I had read about it before, […]

Advice on recording yourself

Dave Schall’s advice on making a good audition recording. by Dave Schall 1. This is the big one….and it should be in place as a regular practice for all of your playing. Record yourself daily. I recommend recording whatever you are working on (including scales, long tones, and etudes) at the end of you r […]