Name: Payton Bambling Has been playing the flute for: 6 years Favorite thing about the flute: Performing music I have learned in concerts. I also enjoy playing songs from movies and musicals, like Disney, Star Wars, and Harry Potter. Favorite Harry Potter Character: Hermione Granger or Luna Lovegood If her life was a musical, it … Continue reading Featured Flutist: Payton Bambling
Being a musician often means lots of hard work in a room by yourself, but that's not really music. That is the exercise, the daily practice, and it prepares you to create meaningful moments out in the real world: with people, and for people. I recently had the opportunity to perform with an indie singer … Continue reading Oh, the places you’ll go (as a musician)!
I love this quote! It really inspires me to think outside-of-the-box. It is also very related to an anonymous quote, "The sky is not the limit, your imagination is." Are you sure you can't play the sharp scales? Is it actually true that you can't double-tongue the fast notes? Try imagining yourself doing these … Continue reading Weekly Inspiration
View the most recent list of upcoming performances here! Hope to see you at these events! Masterworks with the Masters - ASU Wind Orchestra January 24, 2018 - 7:30 pm at Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, AZ Featuring guest conductor H. Robert Reynolds and oboe soloist Dr. Martin Schuring. Free admission Sarah Bates-Kennard's DMA Oboe Recital January 28, 2018 - 7:30 … Continue reading Want to hear your teacher in action?? (Updated Jan. 2018)
Dexton Bushman Age: 9 Years Playing Flute: 1 Favorite Piece of Music: Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter Dexton Bushman might be the studio’s youngest member, but don’t let that fool you: He’s full of talent, passion, and determination, and has the potential to be one of our best! He’s been playing for a little … Continue reading Featured Flutist: Dexton Bushman
Who are your favorite flutists? What do you like about their playing and their personalities? Listening to musicians you admire and pieces you enjoy can keep you inspired to practice! This week, I encourage you all to use your ears and follow your hearts to find players you enjoy. Don't know where to start? Try … Continue reading Weekly Inspiration
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We encounter mountains all the time in music. Sometimes we even make them bigger than they really are! However, how we approach those obstacles makes a huge difference in our happiness while we're tackling something difficult! This week, when you're climbing your mountain, will you look down at the ground and begrudgingly take steps towards … Continue reading Weekly Inspiration
I am very proud of my students and their efforts towards the challenges in the new rewards program! We've got some tickets in the awards jar, keep up the good work, everyone!
The Arizona Flute Society's Flute Festival is a great performance opportunity for students of all ages! The event is split in to two categories: the festival (non-competitive) and the competitions. Compete for cash prizes in the different age divisions, or just play for fun and for comments in the festival portion! Check out the flyer … Continue reading Do you know about the Arizona Flute Society’s Flute Festival??