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Modern playing techniques: deviations, additions or natural explorations?

May 26, 2019

As a child I loved staying with my grandmother for the weekend. She lived in a beautiful big house right across from a small aerodrome. Grandma practically lived in her kitchen, a large square room with a big round table in the middle, overlooking an expansive garden. Waking up on Saturday mornings I would sit […]

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‘I sound like a vacuum cleaner’ – 2 exercises for a purer sound

March 17, 2018

A ray of sun shines in when I open the front door. It’s Emma, my new student. She’s in her early 40’s and has had many a teacher before me. Today will be her second lesson. We enter the practice room. Before the door has even closed, she heaves a deep sigh. ‘I sound like […]

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There you are…

There you are as a third-year flute student. ‘Did you pick this étude yourself or did your professor make you practice it?’, inquires the world-renowned flutist teaching a masterclass today. How nice it would be to be swallowed up by the ground right now. He is right though; my professor did indeed make me practice […]

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Benefits of studying wind sounds

August 20, 2016

Check out this video for the benefits of studying wind sounds. Improve your skills with extended techniques!

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