One of the biggest concerns for all flutists is, without a doubt, creating a beautiful tone. A great deal of mystery, debate, and confusion surround this subject and long-held arguments exist between different camps.
Students who practice wrong notes and rhythms at home bring those mistakes to class. Often you will spend more time getting them to unlearn those wrong notes than if you’d just spent the time spoon-feeding them the right notes in the first place.
Incorporating instrumental technique into your lesson plans doesn’t have to be dry and boring. In a previous blog post, we outlined ways that you can make teaching technique more accessible and fun for your students.
Bob Phillips is widely renowned as an innovator in string education. An award-winning ASCAP composer with 27 years of experience as a public school string teacher, he is also the author of several popular methods—all published by Alfred Music—including String Explorer and Sound Innovations.