The Flute Nerd


A series of blogs with lots of practice tips to help you get the most out of your flute practice.

Let's look at what makes a 'good' flute tone and I'll share some exercises that will help you find your ideal flute sound!
Identifying your personal ‘must practice’ list will help you strengthen your weak areas and get the most of your flute practice
Self-assessment is the best thing we can do in our flute practice to improve quicker, but it can be surprisingly hard to strike the balance between criticism and compassion
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!
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
Let's have a look at how actively listening can elevate your playing, refine technique, and deepen musical expression
Adding flute warm ups to your practice routine will make sure that you get the most out of your practice sessions!
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
Transform your flute practice by escaping your comfort zone. Discover how pushing your boundaries can help you grow faster as a musician