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Here, I will post regarding various topics in music such as composers, pieces, technique, music theory, etc. Each post will end with a brief CALL TO ACTION, an opportunity to creatively apply what you've just read. Is there a topic that you would like me to write about? Leave a comment with your topic suggestion!

April 27, 2015

Do you find yourself slipping into the abyss of “No Practice World” during breaks from school? Breaks are the perfect time to refine your musicianship and lay foundations that are somewhat harder to do when you are faced with the time constraints that school often impo...

August 18, 2014


One of the biggest initial challenges in playing the flute is getting used to the amount of air needed to produce a good tone. Although flutists can become accustomed to this within a few weeks of consistent and thoughtful practice, it's still necessary for us to cont...

February 11, 2014

“Ugh, I don’t want to read about scales... they are soooo boring. I would rather practice ‘real music’ instead of scales.” If I got paid for everytime I've had a student express those sentiments, I might be able to retire today!


Unfortunately, a lot of students hold mi...

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