My Top Reccommended Books for Getting Back Into Flute or Piccolo Playing

Recently I received an email from a college friend of mine.  Her path has taken her away from music for a bit and while she is having marvelous adventures, she doesn’t want to see a decline in her playing level, even with having fewer playing opportunities.  She sent me this message below: “So, you know that I’m playing with a couple community groups around the area, Continue Reading →

Identfying Shoulder Pain Part 2 – What to Do About It

Additional Disclaimer Before I continue this post, I would once again like to state that I am not a licensed medical professional and this post is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical injury, disease, cause, condition or ailment.  If you suffer from any type of pain you should seek the cousel of a qualified medical professional.  A partial list of these professionals is Continue Reading →

You need Skills!

How many of us musicians have gone to school for 4, 6 or even 10 years to get those advanced degrees only to graduate into the real world and not be prepared?  Today’s institutions of higher education for musicians are sadly lacking in preparing students for a life outside either performing or teaching.  There’s more to it, folks… I have gained two degrees, a Bachelor’s and Continue Reading →

Presentation Announcement

I have just received the news that my presentation for the Florida Flute Association Annual Convention has been accepted! I will be giving the presentation, “Lift, Play, Love: Basic Weight Lifting for Efficient Flute Playing” on January 30th, 2011 at 9 AM at the Orlando Marriott. ” In the moment, you want to focus on making music … not on how much your shoulder hurts. Many Continue Reading →


I know I’ve been MIA for awhile, but I have been sooooo busy! Things have been going really well in life and lots of doors are opening for me. I submitted two proposals to present: one for the Florida Flute Association Convention in January and one for the National Flute Association in August. I was also asked to be on an expert panel of flute/health experts Continue Reading →