THE FLUTE NERD blog

A series of blogs with advice, technique hacks, and handy tips for flute players, from perfecting your embouchure to help building confidence in your playing. 

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! 
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
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!
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.
The simple act of changing your focus and becoming more aware in your flute practice has the power to silence negative self-talk and can be a real game-changer
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
Transform your flute practice by escaping your comfort zone. Discover how pushing your boundaries can help you grow faster as a musician
Making your initial sounds on the flute can be daunting, but in your first beginner flute lesson, I'll give you some tips that will help you make your first sounds in no time!
By setting aside a consistent time each day to practice flute, you can train your brain to enter a focused state of learning faster and get more out of your practice