You guys make me laugh! I can’t believe how many people sent requests for Flight of the Bumblebee on piccolo. 🐝 I can’t imagine why you would want to hear this on the devil stick, but to each his own! I hope you enjoy! 😂 #piccolo#devilstick#flightofthebumblebee
Flute fun as encouraged by @eirikflute and @stephenclarkflute and @theflutecast 👯♀️ attention all Boehm Caprice studiers: here is the fabulous @gabrielevond and I having a go at Boehm Caprice number 6 by playing the intro together and then alternating every bar!!🤯 this was a massive concentration struggle for me and I highly recommend giving it a go with one of your flute friends, it was a great combination of hard work and a really good laugh! I am very lucky to have a colleague who is always keen to be a flute nerd with me, I love it 🙌🏻🤓 stay tuned for the relief at the end of actually making it all the way to the end!!
933418 February, 2019
☃️ Do you wanna build a snowmannnn? ⛄️
I apologize in advance for how catchy this is 😅
the @capephilharmonic spent this week doing outreach concerts at various schools and communities around Cape Town, and this Frozen medley is such a hit with the school kids, they love singing and clapping along 🎶 at the end of the concert we get some of the kids to come up and conduct us and they absolutely LOVE it 😍 it’s been a really intense time in the orchestra with a lot of gigs and long rehearsals, but this week has really reminded me how lucky I am to do what I love, with such a great bunch of people! Watch for how excited I get for the modulation to F major 😂🤓
I had a conversation with a friend last week about recent master’s grads wanting to continue school to earn a doctorate. I’ve noticed more and more graduates continuing school and earning doctorates without really knowing why.
Really, there is ONE REASON to earn a doctorate in music - which is that you want to be involved in higher education in some way, and you want to teach college.
If your primary goal is to perform, you don’t need a doctorate.
If you want to teach kids, you don’t need a doctorate - unless you’re teaching public school and want a higher salary.
If you want to start your own ensemble, private studio, summer festival, or business - no doctorate needed.
Why, then, do so many recent grads pursue a DMA? - They’re prolonging reality. Being in school is safe. No need to make a decision about what you want to be when you grow up. You’re around people who are just like you and have the same interests. It's comfy. - You have access to student loans for living expenses plus semi-affordable health insurance. You don’t have to deal with figuring out how to earn an income yet. - You think you need "more time” to get better at your instrument before being released into the world. Let me tell you something: being good at your instrument doesn’t necessarily build your career for you. You still have to build your own career.
You’ll never be “ready” for the real world. You have to jump in and figure it out as you go. Student loan debt is crippling. Adding more debt keeps you constantly under financial pressure. That money could be used to take private lessons for a year or two with a rockstar teacher, afford good health insurance, or help you purchase a better instrument.
Don’t delay reality! Graduate and start building the career you want.
✨Attending the Mid-South Flute Festival this weekend 🙋♀️?✨
FNMC members Mary Matthews and Alina Windell will performing winning FNMC competition works at the Mid-South Flute Festival. •
Asphyxia for flute alone by Nicole Chamberlain
Flight of Fancy for flute alone by Stephen Lias
Tomorrow in Australia for flute alone by Paul Richards
The program also includes additional works by Nicole Chamberlain, Chatter and In Cahoots both for flute duo
✨ Our 2019 commissioned composer, Valerie Coleman, is the featured Guest Artist!✨
🎶 It’s not too late to become a Coleman commissioning member! Visit www.flutenewmusicconsortium.com for more information!
Here's a bit of V. Tsybin, the piece everyone was asking me about! This time around with piano!
I'm back on the island and, of course, sick as hell 👌 so please send me some paracetamol if you can, because my head is about to explode!
Thank you for your image: @anarita_flute
Are you scared of posting a video of your playing on social media? To make things even more scary how about posting yourself playing your own composition?! 😬😬
That’s right.. entry 24 of the is by yours truely! And I have been delaying this video for months now 😬😬 it’s already daunting enough for me to post an excerpt of my playing.. but then I started to think.. how many times have we stopped ourselves from doing or sharing something creative because we are worried about other people’s judgements ? *
I know I’m not the only one and I just think it’s a real shame... 😕 now I could go on and on but this post is already long enough but I’d love to hear your thoughts!! *
Let me know in the comments if you’ve already kept from posting your own work because of this.. and by the way this piece is called Hadia!! Thanks to @bertateodora :) I will share the story on another post and you can purchase the music sheet if you go to the link on my bio! It comes in a booklet with other pieces for solo flute/bass flute and it published by @mastermusicpublications !
Bass flute by @tjflutes ☺️☺️
Hope you had a fantastic day and that you share your work without fear!! I’m yet to learn how to do that but I’m getting there... ❤️❤️❤️❤️ *