Tag: flute

Beginner Friendly Instruments

Beginner Instruments: Brands and Models You Can Trust

As a musician, choosing the right beginner instrument is crucial for a smooth and enjoyable learning experience. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of top beginner-friendly musical instruments along with specific brands and models that are highly regarded in the industry. Whether you aspire to play the guitar, piano, violin, or […]

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Upgrade Your Flute

Upgrade Your Flute: Beginner vs. Intermediate Flutes

When a child initially takes an interest in learning to play the flute, parents often opt to purchase or rent a basic instrument, and with good reason. While there are numerous benefits to learning to play, the fact is that instruments are costly and there is no guarantee that the child will enjoy the learning […]

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5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Flute Players 2020

The holiday season is here, and Christmas is right around the corner. Literally. If you put off your Christmas shopping until the very last minute, and have no idea what to get that special flute player on your list, you’ve come to the right place. Whether the flute player is your best friend, your child, […]

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Woodwind Instruments

When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Woodwind Instrument?

Dedicated practice, natural ability, and drive are important factors that contribute to a musician’s progress and success. Something that’s not always talked about is the profound impact the quality of an instrument has on a musician’s sound. A well-crafted flute or clarinet has the power to bring out a player’s peak performance. When a player […]

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Essential Accessories for the Flute

How to Hold a Flute: An Essential Guide for Beginners

To learn how to hold a flute, study the proper posture, hand position, and angle for the instrument. By mastering these techniques, you’ll be able to play the flute in no time. Learning how to hold a flute is one of the first concepts you’ll be taught when you start flute lessons. Once you can […]

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How to Polish a Flute: What All Beginners Need to Know

Polishing your flute will keep your instrument looking bright and shiny. It will also prevent the metal from becoming tarnished or eroded, thus preserving the life of the flute as long as possible.

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How Do I Choose the Best Flute Stand?

If you’ve already bought your flute, a sturdy case, and all the essential cleaning accessories, a flute stand might be next on your list. Choosing the best flute stand includes selecting one that’s manufactured from the right material and provides adequate leg length, among other things, but most who are new to the flute would […]

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Beginner's Guide to Woodwind Instruments

What is a Woodwind Instrument?

Although woodwind and brass typically fall under the wind instruments category, the woodwind family is a great place for a beginning musician to start. These instruments are generally easier to play because of the way the air is blown into them, and many musicians who begin their music education with an instrument from the woodwind […]

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Tips for Releasing an Album While Teaching

Hello fellow Teaching Artists! My name is Mike Casey. I’m a saxophonist, songwriter, and teaching artist currently living in Hartford, CT. I am also the saxophone, flute, and clarinet instructor at the Avon, CT Music & Arts location. My debut album The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door comes out in February and […]

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Giardinelli Brand Spotlight Part 2: Instruments

In the first part of this series, we introduced you to Giardinelli mouthpieces, reeds, and accessories, but did you know Giardinelli sells premium brasswind and woodwind instruments, too? Giardinelli may be a newer brand, but in their short existence they’ve built a name for themselves as a premium instrument manufacturer. If you’re ascending to the […]

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