When people listen to music, they do so because they enjoy it. The same should really apply to practicing music! Whether this is a piece, scales or a study, it is all music. Often people think of scales as being the most tedious or least enjoyable but this isn't the case.
To put it simply,...
As a teacher, I love nothing more than when a student has gone home and really practised. This means, we can recap very quickly and move on to bigger and better things. And of course the better you get as a musician, the more interesting things get, and the better the music you are able to...
Applied Performance Practice- Style and Context
Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major
Written during Mozart’s time in Mannheimbetween 30th October 1777 and 14th March 1778, his Flute Concerto No.2 in D major was part of a commission for the Dutch physician and amateur flautist...
From the basic techniques to high level interpretation
To help the student develop expression in music as clearly as the study of the rules of grammar would enable him to write literature. These studies, particularly the 24, are set forth in order to establish the general laws of interpretation...
Sight-reading and aural skills are the two aspects of exam preparation that the people I've taught have been less familiar with. They're not taught as regularly as scales and repertoire, unfortunately. It is of course absolutely possible to improve at both of these things with dedicated...
I have worked through Heather Hammond's book 'Funky Flute' with many primary aged pupils both in groups and in individual lessons, and have not come across a single complaint! The book is informative for the complete beginner and without a doubt, its key to success is the accompanying CD; use of...
The first piece of flute music I ever came across at the age of 10 was Abracadabra Flute. Now today, as a flute teacher myself, I strongly encourage my beginner flautists to start with this book. This is evidence in itself that Abracadabra is still, today, one of the most useful resources for...
Once a student has passed a certain level of understanding of music and has grasped a good flute technique, I would recommend an extraordinary book by Angela Stevens Floyd called 'The Gilbert Legacy'.
This book tells both the history and biography of renowned English flautist Geoffrey Gilbert...
Over the past few years I have been specializing on the piccolo not only because I am very passionate about it but also because I have realized that the piccolo has only been considered a secondary instrument and that its qualities and potential have been unfairly neglected.
One of the primary...
Heuristic teaching method is a way to apply various teaching skills and use inductive methods to impart knowledge and cultivate ability according to the teaching purpose, content, and students’ command of knowledge and knowledge base, to enable students to learn actively and promote the physical...
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I am a keen and passionate performer and instrumental teacher. I take great pride in imparting knowledge and skills in a logical, concise and digestible fashion.
I am a prize winning saxophonist (Winner of the Yamaha Jazz Scholars Award 2014), who is equally at home in Jazz, Bebop, Rock n Roll, Funk, Pop, Reggae and Classical settings.
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