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Dear Readers,

Happy Spring! This issue features an interview with flutist and teacher Alexa Still, Associate Professor of Flute at Oberlin Conservatory, and we hope that her ideas about how she diagnoses and prioritizes problems as she works with students around the world will be enlightening. We also have an article about social media for musicians by guest author Taylor Rossi and an article about cool things about the tongue which help to improve articulation.

Keith’s 9mm Piccolo column features a review of Nicola Mazzanti’s piccolo method book for those looking for specific piccolo resources.  We hope you are enjoying some sunshine and a bit of relaxation as we all head into the intense whirlwind that is characteristic of the end of the semester, the end of the school year and spring recital season!

Kelly and The Flute Examiner Team


image Chatting with Alexa Still Over Coffee at the Slow Train Cafe

Alexa Still and I met for coffee and an interview at The Slow Train Cafe, just a few blocks from Oberlin Conservatory. I first met Alexa personally after she came…

image Social Media for Musicians: Inspiration or Distraction?

Did you know there are currently 1 billion active users on Instagram? That’s insane! But did you also know that classical musicians make up a huge part of that number?…

image 11 Cool Things About the Tongue

photo of Lady courtesy of Meerenai Shim 1) Your tongue is made of many different muscles that work independently and in groups to do the complex things that a tongue…

image Piccolo Methods – Dedicated Methods for the Modern Player

In the modern age of the piccolo, we are so lucky to have several methods dedicated to the piccolo. This has not always been the case and previous methods grouped…

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