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Your First Song on the Flute

Your First Song on the Flute

Your First Song on the Flute At this stage, you might be wondering, when are you going to learn to read music? Well, you certainly will, but it’s going to come later. When you’re a child, you learn to speak your language first, and then a few years later, you learn to read. With music,… Continue Reading

The Notes of Your First Song on the Flute

The Notes of Your First Song on the Flute

The Notes of Your First Song on the Flute In this video and the next video, I’m going to teach you how to play your first song. You’ve spent the last few videos really working on the foundations of your flute playing, making sure that things are straight, relaxed, and you’re doing things correctly, not… Continue Reading

The Most Bizarre Flutes You’ve Ever Seen!

The Most Bizarre Flutes You've Ever Seen!

Just for a little fun, I wanted to introduce you to some of these remarkable people who can play the STRANGEST pieces of equipment as a flute! These videos are all for real, and you won’t believe what beautiful sounds come out of the most regular objects! In this video, a guy plays some gorgeous… Continue Reading

How to Read a Flute Fingering Chart

How to Read a Flute Fingering Chart

How to Read a Flute Fingering Chart ​In this short video, I show you how to easily read a flute fingering chart. If you haven’t already got a fingering chart, get yourself a good one that’s easy to read. You can get the Easyflute Fingering Chart for FREE at the bottom of this page. Many… Continue Reading

Learning Lots of Music is Key to Success!

Learning Lots of Music is Key to Success!

Emma Sholl has held the position of Associate Principal Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2003. She began working with the orchestra at the age of 19. She is also Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Emma talks about how important it is to play lots of music when learning the… Continue Reading

How to Play Your First Note on the Flute

How to Play Your First Note on the Flute

How to Play Your First Note on the Flute In this short video, I’m going to show you how to play your first note on the flute. You’re going to combine knowing where to put your fingers, knowing how to hold the flute, knowing how to blow, all into playing your very first note. The… Continue Reading

How to Make a Good Sound on the Flute

How to Make a Good Sound on the Flute

How to Make a Good Sound on the Flute In this short lesson, you’re going to learn how to blow the flute correctly so that you can play with a good sound. Your aim when you are learning the flute is to get a good sound on just the head joint by itself. The sound that… Continue Reading

How to Play the Flute

How to Play the Flute

How to Play Your First Song on the Flute in 7 Days! Over these 7 short videos, you will learn how to play the flute. I hope you’re excited! Because in a week (or even less) you’ll be playing your first song on the flute. You will also know: How to put your flute together… Continue Reading

Playing the Flute With Invisalign Braces

Playing the Flute With Invisalign Braces

Ever since I was 18, I thought my teeth were a bit crooked and I wanted to have them straightened. The only problem was I was about to continue my flute studies at university level and I couldn’t have 2 years of not being able to play properly because of a mouth full of metal… Continue Reading

Why Asking Questions Is So Important

Why Asking Questions Is So Important

Alistair Howlett is currently a freelance musician in the Indianapolis and Chicago areas. He was Tutti Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra from 2006 – 2013. He has been Guest Principal Flute with the Indianapolis Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Swedish Radio Symphony, and the Stuttgart Philharmonic. Alistair talks about his… Continue Reading

How Learning the Flute Changed Dale’s Life

How Learning the Flute Changed Dale's Life

Dale Halsey from Indiana in the USA learnt the flute in a few weeks. Here he tells his story of how it improved his health, his happiness and changed his life. “What advice would I give someone who is considering learning the flute? If you’re considering it, give it a shot. If I can do it, ANYONE… Continue Reading

Did You Know That Having Fun Will Actually Improve Your Flute Playing?

Did You Know That Having Fun Will Actually Improve Your Flute Playing?

Melissa Farrow is a Sydney-based flautist, specializing in historical flutes. She is principal flute with Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Orchestra of the Antipodes and Australian Haydn Ensemble and is often invited as soloist with these ensembles and others. Melissa talks about how it’s a great idea to find music that you’ve always wanted to play, and… Continue Reading

One Way to Avoid Physical Aches From Playing the Flute

One Way to Avoid Physical Aches From Playing the Flute

Anne Rose is a Melbourne based flutist with many years of experience as a teacher and free-lance performer, tutor and adjudicator. Anne completed her undergraduate studies (B.Mus.Ed) at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. More recently, Anne has been involved in the organization of the Australian Flute Festival. She is passionate about bringing the best of the flute… Continue Reading

The Amazing Transformative Effect Music Had on 1 Old Lady

The Amazing Transformative Effect Music Had on 1 Old Lady

Lisa Osmialowski is a professional freelance flautist based in Sydney. She regularly works for the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and has played Guest Principal Flute with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Lisa enjoys chamber music and plays for Kammer Ensemble and Omega Ensemble. Before moving… Continue Reading

Trust your teacher!

Trust your teacher!

Pernille is a Danish freelance flutist and flute teacher, living and working in Denmark who has such a wonderfully down-to-earth and positive approach to her playing. Here she talks about how it’s never too late to learn to play the flute, and above all else – trust your teacher! What do you think are your greatest… Continue Reading

Want More Excitement in YOUR Life?

Want More Excitement in YOUR Life?

Henry Liang is a flautist in the Royal Australian Navy Band and the President of the NSW Flute Society. Originally from China, Henry played the Chinese bamboo flute (dizi) for two years before taking up the Western concert flute when he was eight years old. Henry talks about how important it is to remember the… Continue Reading

Fluterview with Kiri Sollis

Fluterview with Kiri Sollis

Kiri Sollis is flautist for The Griffyn Ensemble, one of Australia’s most innovative contemporary chamber ensembles, and specialises in piccolo and contemporary chamber music. She is based in Canberra, where she has around 40 private students, teaching primarily at Radford and Daramalan Colleges and in the ANU preteritary chamber music program. Kiri has performed over… Continue Reading

Fluterview with Rachel Woolley

Fluterview with Rachel Woolley

Rachel Woolley is in her final year of high school in Sydney, Australia. She is a music scholarship student at the school and studies piano as well as flute. What do you think are your greatest achievements as a flute player? I have achieved my Certificate of Performance in Flute, from the Australian Music Examinations… Continue Reading

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

How playing an instrument benefits your brain

It’s pretty obvious from the flute students I teach that Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain. They are clever, sensitive, mature, focussed and generally very good human beings with a lot to offer the world. This TedEd video is an awesome little show-and-tell of what it really does for you. And I don’t believe at all… Continue Reading

Fluterview with Bridget Douglas

Fluterview with Bridget Douglas

Bridget is the Principal Flute of the NZSO and Artist Teacher in Flute at the New Zealand School of Music. After completing studies at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, Bridget went to New York and Chicago for further studies assisted by a Fulbright Scholarship. In the USA, Bridget won several competitions including the New… Continue Reading