Taffanel’s Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino is a gem in the French flute repertoire and one of my favourites. Indeed, I played this piece for my
Flute events can be a great way to bring together flute-loving people in your community, or from further afield. As an organiser of several masterclasses,
Learning the flute (or any musical instrument) is not always a smooth process of steady improvement. We all learn in different ways with our own
This is probably everyone’s favourite étude – it is certainly the one that gets performed the most outside of the practice room. It’s a triplet
Whether you are a novice in charge of your first flute choir, or you are a veteran and have run many ensembles, choosing music for
An Introduction to the Repertoire When my pianist Oliver Davies and I started researching suitable repertoire to include on our album “Idyll”, we had no idea
The market for flute tutor books is crowded and often bewildering. Chris Hankin picks out three modern books which are all written by flute players.
The results of the 2018 National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition are in! Here’s the run-down of the winning titles by category. Flute and
Grade 8: The Penultimate Grade Blog snapshot – my recommendations at a glance! Muller: Concerto in E minor Op 19 John Ranish: Sonata in A
Blog snapshot – my recommendations at a glance! Giuseppe Rabboni: Sonata No 4 in D major from Sonatas for Flute and Piano Telemann: Sonata in
Blog snapshot – my recommendations at a glance! Drouet: Allegro Moderato from Sonata in A minor (Three Little Sonatas) Giuseppe Rabboni: Sonata No 8 in
Blog snapshot – my recommendations at a glance! 300 Years of Flute Music Drouet: Rondeau from Sonata in A minor (Three Little Sonatas) Frederick the
Wonderful music abounds at these two grades and the emphasis is on original music which is great for players at this level. There are also
So here we are again! Astonishingly it’s 8 years since ABRSM introduced a selection of the music for each grade in one book. This seemed
In January 2017, new rules came into force regarding the wood used to make some musical instruments. We’ve put the following advice together which we
Classical flute music is dominated by Mozart but there are other lovely pieces to be found amongst his contemporaries and those coming just after him.