Breathe In

Like singers, flutists need to breathe and sculpt phrases in the air. Once the breath goes away, a common thing to leave first when nerves strike, or when practicing ceases, the support for the tone and technique quickly follows behind. You don’t always need your instrument to practice breathing. Take a few moments a day to take full breaths so when you do pick up your instrument, you will be able to breathe life into your metal tube.

I recently found the calm app and use it after my morning workouts. After playing around with the app I found “Breath” under settings. This portion is free and it does what musicians do, or need to do, to increase breath capacity in a beautiful format. I wish they would have an app like this for musicians to further increase our lung capacity as the most this one does is four breaths per minute. If you know of any apps like this please let me know! In the meantime download calm in the App Store and practice your breathing.


Melissa Grey
Winter Favorites

Winter Favorites

Some of my favorite music related items for the winter season.

  1. TE Tuner - A tuner that humorously displays emoji’s to help you stay on track. Also has a metronome.

  2. Time Cube - set your cellphone and iPad aside and simply practice with the Miracle TimeCube Timer.

  3. Book - The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything by Daniel Coyle

  4. Personal Heater - In the midst of the big chill, I have loved having my personal heater in my music room.

  5. SEMFA Flute choir event - semi.org. This is the first time SEMFA is providing a flute choir event, free for members, and I say let’s support it. Visit their website for additional information!

Melissa Grey
Interactive Flute Retreat

Announcing the 2019 Interactive Flute Retreat! The retreat will take place August 16-19, 2019 in South Haven, Michigan featuring PROJECT Trio! An innovative chamber ensemble who reshape the flute’s perspective. I am the artistic director of this event and love collaborating with engaging artists to provide events for you! Please take a look at the website: www.InteractiveFluteRetreat.com for more information.

Event open to adult flutists 18+

Melissa Grey
Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Kelena O’Connor

-auditioned for and made it into the Blue Lake International Band program

-1st chair in Scranton Middle School Band

-Accepted into Livonia Youth Symphony

Melissa Grey