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Music Strong in Las Vegas!

In Flute, Travel by Angela

  I am proud to announce that we will presenting at the National Flute Association Convention in August at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV!  This year’s convention will be held August 8-11th. I will be giving two presentations this year, this first is a workshop called “Morning Mobility”.  The second is part of a “What To Do After College” …

Gordelli Flute Concerto and Panama City Pops

In Flute, Special Thanks by Angela

This past May 5th I had the privelege of stepping out from among the orchestra to be accompanied by them.  At the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte this past year, I heard Christina Jennings play this at the gala concert and said “I have to play that”.  Alas, I also REALLY wanted to play the Larry Singer piccolo concerto …

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

In Flute, Resources by Angela

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 …

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The Beaker Face

In Flute by Angela

Any child who was priveledged enough to grow up in the age of Hannah-Barbara, otherwise known as the 1980’s, when the cartoons on Saturday morning were worth watching ( a la: GI Joe, She-Ra, He-Man, Rainbow Bright, My Little Pony and Thunder Cats), kids were expected to go outside and play after school and The Muppets reigned supreme, can identify …

Florida Flute Convention 2012

In Fitness, Flute, Travel by Angela

Are you going to be going to the Florida Flute Convention this year? I am and am excited to announce that I be giving two presentations. Being A Flutist in the National Guard – Friday 4:30 PM The first presentation will be Friday at 4:30 PM and is entitled “Being a Flutist in the National Guard”. Drawing on my 8 …

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Inside-Out: The Ultimate Body Warm-Up

In Fitness, Flute, Resources by Angela

This is one of my most highly referenced books.  Excellent for gym goers wanting to know how to design a warm-up before lifting and just as effective for musicians or desk workers to design a stretching routine before playing or stretches to increase mobility.

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How to Squat – From Diesel Strength

In Fitness, Flute by Angela

Diesel Strength and Conditioning | Athletic Strength Training. This is a comprehensive (read: long and highly detailed) post on HOW to squat. It’s amazing that something so incredibly simple, something we did as 2-year olds without a second thought has become so incredibly difficult for us.  Unless your daily job has you squatting (like lots of people who are not …

NFA Convention Recap

In Fitness, Flute, Travel by Angela

So I’ve been back from the convention for a few weeks already, and I haven’t found the time to be able to write anything!  My head has been swimming with thoughts and ideas, but, fortunately for me, business has picked up in a big way and, well, I had a lot to catch up on.  You see, the last day …

Exciting Announcement!

In Flute, Travel by Angela

After my NFA panel presentation on “Injury Prevention and Pain Management” I was approached by Mary O’Brien from FluteFocus.com about writing for her website on a regular basis.  I gladly said yes so keep a lookout for my articles there.  My first post is going to be about that very panel presentation topic.  I am very excited to be writing …

When Was the Last Time You Took A Break?

In Fitness, Flute, Motivation and Success by Angela

Like most siblings, I grew up driving my brother crazy, and him doing the same to me.  He’d try to hug me, I’d get grossed out, he’d get mad, I’d cry, you know, the usual.  Then I went to college and left him at home with mom and dad and the coolest thing happened: we became friends. I count my …