The Flute Nerd

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Learn to Play the Flute: A Beginner’s Crash Course!

Do you want to learn the flute, but not sure where to start? Here's a handy guide to all the flute basics to get you tooting!

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All flute players have occasional bad tone days, but here are some practical tips and strategies to help you through your next one!
Exaggerating mistakes can be a surprisingly valuable approach to our flute practice. Here, I offer practical strategies to learn through your mistakes
From free sheet music to downloadable manuscript paper, here is a selection of my favourite free resources to enhance my practicing! 
Sometimes practicing can feel like a chore with it's endless repetition. Creative practicing will not only make your flute practice sessions feel more exciting and engaging, but will actually help you improve faster!
I quit the flute for eight years... and it made me a better player. Here's to owning our unique flute stories, however unconventional they might be
On the flute, we've got several alternative fingerings that can help with a variety of things from pitch to ease of play. Let's have a look at some of the most useful ones to know!
The goal of practicing is to learn by repetition. So why do so many flute students forget to check that they're drilling the right notes?? Let's dive into some tips to make sure you get it right from the beginning and why a flute fingering chart is your best friend
Now that you've learned how to make a sound and hold the flute, let's get you playing some real notes! In this blog we'll review the basics and introduce you to your first notes on the flute
Let's have a look at how actively listening can elevate your playing, refine technique, and deepen musical expression
In this month’s FAFQs, let’s meet all the members of the flute family! Learn more about all different types of flutes, from the modern concert flute to traditional instruments from different cultures
Your complete guide to figuring out how much flute lessons cost, what to look for and how to find lessons that suit your budget
Adding flute warm ups to your practice routine will make sure that you get the most out of your practice sessions!