I've been wanting to film something like this beginning sequence for SO LONG.
I haven't done it until now because I couldn't find a good reason to. I now realize that... I don't really need a good reason. I can just do it. :)
I hope you guys are down for a new chapter in my YouTube channel. Things might look a little different, but it's still me. :) I want to dive into deeper topics and get more insight from more people than just myself.
See you in the next video!
Gosh, I really struggled with this problem for a long time. The worst part was that I felt so alone in it. Everyone else seemed to find time and energy to practice, no problem.
What was wrong with me?
Turns out: Nothing.
I had just grown up, and grown-up things were happening with me, and I had to deal with grown-up things. That really eats into your practice time.
I have been guiding my adult students through this issue, and now I see it finally asked about in my comment section. I hope that what I have to say about it at least helps you all not feel so alone. We're all in this together. :)
This has been a pretty trying couple of weeks for my practice sessions. It's actually been pretty rough to even start them on time. One Twitch regular suggested that it was probably due to my anxiety about conquering these few exercises, and you know what... I think they're right.
Even just looking at those notes used to give me anxiety, but I'm now finding that I can look at them fairly comfortably! I still have a ways to go, but I can feel that this "burst practicing" method is really working to train myself to stay relaxed, so I wanted to share. :)
Gonna keep trekking. Happy practicing!
Holy cow, what a SURPRISE when I opened this package up!!!!! My favourite thing to do when I'm traveling and spot any kind of flute is to mess around with it and play the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton theme. I've always loved the sound of keyless wooden flutes but have never gotten around to actually studying them. It was so fun to handle professional level keyless wooden flutes--they feel absolutely DIVINE in your hands and when played. I've fallen in love.
It may be tempting to see these flutes as fun "toys", but they're really not. These are professional instruments and must be treated as such. It was so cool to read about the care of them! I really need to do the same type of thing for my piccolo (oiling, waxing, etc.).
What a delight to play these. Thank you, Flute Center of New York and Windward Flutes, for giving me these amazing opportunity.
I feel like a kid again!!
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