I saw this on Facebook recently. I have no idea who the author is, but it's so funny that I decided to share it!
Concerts, competitions and auditions make a very important part of musician’s life. Every note we practice, every sound we make is destined to smoothen our performances and to make them unforgettable. We put a lot of effort and time to prepare every musical piece in hope of reaching the heart of the listener.
We practice, practice and practice again, still something often seems to be amiss when we stay in front of the audience.
Legend has it, that while Isaac Newton was sitting in his garden in Woolsthorpe in 1666, an apple fell from the tree, producing his theory of universal gravitation. The latest researches in this field have shown that this could not be actually true.
Fall begins today!
The Autumn equinox happens every year on either the 22nd, 23rd or 24th September, depending on calendar.
The term equinox comes from the Latin words aequus, meaning equal and nox, meaning night. The sun crosses the celestial equator, which is the imaginary line that marks the equator of Earth extending up to the sky. At this day the amount of nighttime and daytime are roughly equal to each other.
Aiva the Flutist wishes you all nice autumn!
We are living in a digital era. Whether you like it or not, there is a constant presence of technical devices in our lives. 15 years ago I couldn’t imagine going around with a smartphone or laptop which keeps me constantly connected to all and everything. It can be a good thing of course, but is it really?
Often we have to find some practicing time between school, homework, sports, work and house cleaning. Every minute of complete concentration for playing has a value of gold. So what happens if your smartphone is always at arm’s reach while you practice? Have you ever counted how many times you get notifications about the newest Facebook posts, Whatsapp, Twitter? Maybe you get a lot of phone calls too? Or maybe you are a virtual farmer and you have to gather your pumpkins every 10 minutes?
There are few moments in our lives when our CVs get full attention. Potential employers generally dedicate only 10-15 seconds to scan a résumé. In this brief moment, you have to capture his/her attention or at least spark a bit of curiosity about yourself, if not – better luck next time!
For artists, the process is a little bit different. Our CVs widely vary based on the job desired. If you want to be hired as a teacher or professor in a music school, your CV should contain detailed information about your education and previous teaching experience. If you want to be invited for an audition, the emphasis will be on your performing experience. Often we spend considerable amount of time evaluating the information to include in the CV for getting a job, but more often than not we neglect the importance of the performance résumé. Read more…
The first day of the spring is here! Yaaaay!
It is so nice to feel the warmth of the sun after a long and cold winter.
Spring is the time of the year when the preparation for the exams begins. It's important that you don't leave everything for the last minute. It doesn't work well with flute.
If you have been disorganized with your flute practice so far, now it is the best time to get the things in order. You should plan your daily routine. Include a long note session, intervals, scales and technical exercises into your practice and set timing for every single of them. 15min for the long notes? 10 for intervals? You or your teacher will know better! And then stick to it! It works well, believe me!
Having your daily practice organized well will help you feel confident and prepared for the upcoming exams!