August 2018 Convention
Orlando, FL

The Nuts and Bolts of Flute Playing

Patricia Harper and Amy Fu

Patricia Harper presented this interactive workshop, which covered breathing, tonguing, technique, intonation, and vibrato. She directed participants to stand up so that they could work on how to control inhalation and to feel how the body works with breathing and tonguing, using volunteers from the audience to demonstrate. She recommended using a metronome with many of the exercises.

Handouts for this class are in the handouts section of this year’s chronicles and also will be available on the Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee page in the future.

Patricia Harper and Barbra Fairman, chair of the Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee

—Barbra Fairman