Practice Guides

 "To be a professional musician is to be a professional practicer." - Alberto Almarza

 

In other words, you must enjoy the process of preparation or you won't succeed in performance, and more importantly, you won't enjoy your tenure as a musician. My personal philosophy is that anything can be made easy. That's why I wrote "Applied Flute Practice Technique" - to provide creative and thoughtful solutions to one of the most major obstacles to learning music: the how. Using the "Scherzo" from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream as a template, my Comprehensive Guide introduces warmups and practice techniques in a step-by-step, "learn by doing" format appropriate for flutists intermediate and above..

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Scherzo

Felix Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream is well known among flutists for its spritely "scherzo." Light, relaxed fingers and steady airflow will help you bring out the sparkle in this fantastical solo.

GUIDE INCLUDES:

  1. History & Context

  2. Inspiration from Master Teachers

  3. Recommended Warmups

  4. Practice Techniques in a Step-by-Step Learning Guide

  5. Supplemental Resources including sheet music & recommended recordings

  6. Tutorial Videos

  7. Discount on lessons, coachings, and workshops with me

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