Flute Colors Blog

Why the long face?

November 30, 2023

The sound originates between the lips.” That was a remark from Jacques Zoon during a masterclass when I was still studying. A remark that made me think. Nobody had ever put it that way before, and it made a world of difference. Teachers will surely recognize the phenomenon that sometimes you have a breakthrough with […]

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I don’t have time for scales

October 30, 2023

‘I find these passages difficult, I just can’t play them faster. Do you have any tips?’ I count to ten in my mind. Of course, I’ve explained a hundred times what you could do to play faster. This adult student seems to want a solution that doesn’t take time. It would be nice if you […]

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Are you really playing out of tune?

October 5, 2023

In our Western culture we have seven basic notes: A-B-C-D-E-F-G. It is possible to make the note a semitone higher by adding a sharp, or make the note a semitone lower by adding a flat. That makes twelve possibilities to divide an octave (in sound). If we play a note slightly higher or lower than […]

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Flute Colors Cities project

September 30, 2023

I really enjoy working with composers. With the project Flute Colors I try to make extended techniques for flute accessible for not only flautists but also for a wider audience. I try to show composers all the possibilities on the flute, so that they can use those possibilities to enrich their compositions. I worked with […]

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I have a confession to make

September 5, 2023

At the beginning of this month we had our first summer course of the year in The Netherlands. It was the first out of three and it was a lot of fun. I always bring a selection of my sheet music with so participants can browse and get inspired. This year I limited myself to […]

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