Local Ensemble Opportunities There are so many ensemble opportunities in the Valley! Check out these community ensembles near you! Flute Choirs High School students and older, year round Phoenix College Community Flute Choir (Central Phoenix) Desert Echoes Flute Project (audition) and Community Choir (no audition) (Mesa) Paradise Valley Community College Flute Choir Scottsdale Community College … Continue reading Phoenix Metropolitan Area: Ensemble Opportunities
🕓 One of the most useful practice tools: time spent practicing 🕦 I love Terri Sánchez's idea that nothing is too difficult for you. It's so true! The only difference between learning a difficult piece and an easy one is the amount of time it will take you to learn it. So get out your flute and … Continue reading It’s True, You Can Play Anything!
The truth is, college and scholarship applications are filled with questions about who you are beyond the academic classes you take. Take some AP classes, but be sure to balance these classes with music activities and leadership positions! "Having music on a student’s transcript all through high school shows that a student has developed skills … Continue reading Music and College Applications
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I'm proud to announce a few new opportunities on the horizon for me! Here is my exciting news: I was recently hired as the Adjunct flute professor at Phoenix College A good friend of mine and I were invited to perform a flute duet at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention in Salt Lake City! August … Continue reading Teacher News
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
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