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. 

What exactly is ‘practicing’ and why do we need to be smart about it as we learn the flute?
Scales are crucial to your development as a flautist. Here are six reasons why
It can be difficult to stay motivated when practicing scales – they’re so tedious! But what if we change the way we think about scales?!
Finding a good flute teacher can feel like a daunting task. Here are 10 tips you might find helpful as you start your search
Here are some tips on how to practice the flute without annoying the neighbours (too much)
It can be challenging to learn a new skill as an adult, but here are a few tips to help make your flute journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible!
Taking lessons with a private flute teacher can help you grow and learn so much faster, but is it worth the expense?
Are online flute lessons right for you? In this blog, I discuss their benefits, how they work, and where they fall short, to help you decide.
Recognising fixed mindsets when they come up in our flute practice is the first step to having more confidence in our playing!