I love this time of the year. The summer holidays are here and that means more time for relaxing and practicing! I think we all have our practicing methods and routines, and we all try to find what works the best for us. But there is one thing I find really important: the feedback that we give to ourselves.
1. Every time we practice we should be honest about our strong points and about the problems. There is no need to be overly enthusiastic or too humble as we don‘t have to impress anyone. When you‘re honest about your playing it is much more easy to do the next step.
Your flute lesson is next week and you haven’t practiced all the summer. What to do? I guess we can call this a real EMERGENCY! Unfortunately dialing 911 or 112 isn’t an option for a flute player, but following some simple advices can help you in successful flutey recovery.
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!
I love Christmas... It is such a wonderful time of the year! I guess it is nice for the students to have a break from all the lessons and it is even more beautiful for the teachers to have a rest from all the... students. :) I'm just kidding. I love my students! They bring a lot of happiness into my life.
I guess one of the most beautiful moments of this year has been the last lesson before the winter holidays of a little 8year old kid. He has started to play flute this year, and has learned to play 5 notes so far: sol - la - si - do - re. And guess what? He can play Jingle Bells! The first time he tried it, he played very slowly, reading the score on his own. And once arrived at the last note, he couldn't play it because of an enormous smile on his face.
I think his joy of playing his favourite Christmas song has been the best present this year for me.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year full of beautiful music!!!