THE FLUTE NERD blog

My Frequently Asked Flutey Questions series, where I answer your burning questions about the flute—from beginner tips to advanced techniques.

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!
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
For this month’s edition of my frequently asked flutey questions, we’ll look at why there are three different Bb fingerings on the flute and help you decide when to use them.
For this month’s edition of my frequently asked flutey questions, we’ll look at these two options and find out what is the right choice for you
For this month’s edition of our frequently asked flutey questions, we’re going to help you figure out how much time you should be practicing every week
For this month’s edition of our frequently asked flutey questions, we’re going to dive into the reasons why flute high notes can be such finger-twisters
Welcome to my first edition of Frequently Asked Flutey Questions (#FAFQs)!