Category Archives: Inspiration

NYSSMA Statistics

The annual spring NYSSMA Solo festival is four weeks away, and at the risk of being a killjoy I wanted to put things in perspective for my flute students.  Last year in the state of New York, 337 flute students … Continue reading

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Korean Dae Geum flute

Jasmine Choi performed the piece “Garak” by Isang Yung (1917-1995) at her recent NYFC recital in NYC.  Yung was a South Korean-born German composer whose art suffered under political prosecution.  The NY Times article covering his death notes that he … Continue reading

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Jasmine Choi’s NYFC recital

I had the pleasure of hearing Jasmine Choi give her New York Flute Club recital back on February 10th, she lived up to all the hype I’ve heard about her and then some!  As I’ve mentioned previously here, she recently … Continue reading

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Music Staff Practice

Happy New Year!  I was talking with a student today about memorizing the lines and spaces of the musical staff.   All my tried and true methods to teach weren’t working, so I decided to do some sleuthing online.  I … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Practicing and Studying

Attention students: you may have thought I was crazy when I have you play mock auditions for me, but there is scientific evidence to back me up that this works!  The Wall Street Journal’s article “Toughest Exam Question: What is … Continue reading

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