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"Be happy to break boundaries for the love of your instrument...' "I didn't choose the flute, it chose me" Recorded before the Covid lockdown in the UK and social distancing introd...

Listening is not just listening?  How deep are you listening and how are you listening?   How to be in tune with the rhythmic pulse when you are layering and creating music with an...

"The best in the world at what he does...- NY Times" "if Mozart was around today, he would definitely be a 'cat', and most definitely playing Ibiza" and "...all musicians should ha...

"The self destructive nature of my inner judgement" This longer than usual podcast splits naturally in to two parts.  The opening dialogue between Jean-Paul and flute player / auth...

'Jethro Tull', 'Moody Blues', 'Focus' and many other rock and pop influences. "Sometimes formal music training can dent or inhibit creativity." This week in 'Talking Flutes' Clare ...

"Metronomes and tuning machines should be banished to outer space.." This week I have a really special treat for you as this time Paul Edmund-Davies can’t escape this WhatsApp call...

"Its the energy of love that propels you in your musical journey" and "How to perform confidently with joy and not suffering..." This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul talks...

"When we play music, to be truly effective in communication, we have to take on the character of the pieces we are performing" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks ...

"It's impossible to lie through the nose", "Its so important that you treat every day as a gift", playing the flute on a camel in front of the pyramids and the power of communicati...

"The flute gives me the bravery to become somebody else on stage"   In 'Talking Flutes Extra' coronavirus lockdown podcast this week, Jean-Paul talks to one of the finest flute pla...

Three simple things for you to do with your flute during 'lockdown' In this bonus 'lockdown' episode, Clare gives three very simple exercises to add some spice in to your music mak...

Creating routine during the Coronavirus lockdown is the key to coming out the other side stronger.  In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare speaks remotely with Jean-Paul about the im...

"Let's embrace the sound of the flute...we're not trumpet players!" In the 'Talking Flutes Extra' Coronovirus Survival podcast this week, Jean-Paul talks to one of the world's busi...

Use the lockdown as an opportunity to look at music and other areas of our life that we didn't have time to before. In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare speaks about the joy of bei...

Life as a flute player inside the Paris lockdown In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul speaks via Messenger app from his own London Covid-19 'Lockdown' to Paris based musi...

You can only achieve your goals with if you have a plan and truly believe you can achieve them! in 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare spills the beans on being "an expert in self do...

When you break open your old mindset, you'll find anything is possible. In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul talks to NY based electric flutist and author Melissa Keeling...

"The biggest low I ever had was dealing with rejection....it's how you deal with them thats the key to really moving forward" This week we get to know some of co-presenter Clare So...

The new female "Springsteen flutist?!" "I'm not interested in being put in a performance box.  We have to have a relationship with rhythm which is not just the melody..." In 'Talki...

A genius of a multi-instrumentalist, if there is a top London show or recording session, then Andy Findon will be one of the first names on the orchestral list! In 'Talking Flutes'...

"Surround yourself with people who inspire you...Be original and be yourself as let's face it, nobody can be a better you than you!" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul ...

Back by popular demand, Psychiatrist Dr Roelof Joe Stammeijer talks to Clare in an enlightening 'Talking Flutes' pod this week about 'burn-out'.  The signs to look for in yourself ...

"Pushing your music to the edge...and then release" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week Jean-Paul is still in L.A on the hunt for flutists who are breaking the mould.  Wandering ar...

Music can be a solitary occupation and it can often be difficult to maintain the motivation to continue to drive yourself forward. When it comes down to it, you have to dissect and...

Emmy and Grammy Award wining musicians Jose Valentino on flute and Gualo on guitar join Jean-Paul in his Los Angeles hotel room to talk about the only 'F' word that is important in...

Celebrating music, our little imperfections and supporting positive mental health A different 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week where Jean-Paul talks about his brand new and complet...

Being a musician and constantly opening up the emotional toolbox for practice and performances is often very taxing on our mental health.  In the first 'Talking Flutes' podcast of ...

Should I feel guilty about taking time of playing the flute over Christmas? In 'Talking Flutes' podcast this week, Jean-Paul and Clare talk about Christmas puzzles, sparkling Engli...

Don't let the music stand dictate your posture!  Why have a curved head flute and what use is the alto flute? This week in 'Talking Flutes' Jean-Paul is once again down in Hove, Su...

"The biggest power you have with social media is in building relationships.  Don't just post and then disappear...engage!" In an enlightening 'Talking Flutes Extra' podcast this we...

"Piccolo playing is a piece of cake providing you have the diaphragm control, technique and ability to control your embouchure.." In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare talks via Sky...

"As musicians we spend so long practicing and honing our instrumental skills that we neglect seeing ourselves as as a legitimate business!" In 'Talking Flute Extra' podcast this we...

Clare speaks with her good flautist friend Gary Woolf via Skype whilst her dogs are making banging noises with their tails against the table she had her microphone on :-) Gary Wool...

"Of course we listen to Lizzo so it's important that you play the music that makes you happy! In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul talks to Jake and Gabe Fridkis, the flu...

"in my opinion, Damase doesn't get the credit amongst flute payers that he deserves!' In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare takes a look at the beautiful 'Sonate en Concert' by the ...

This is a game changer for musicians of all levels! Used by students and professionals in 120 countries, nkoda is rapidly becoming the Spotify for sheet music with it's enormous re...

Yes you can practice too much!  In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Clare answers more questions sent in by our listeners.  Please continue to send in your flute podcast suggestions or ...

"Only put up on social media what you really want to and not what you think you ought to!"  In this weeks 'Talking Flutes Extra', Jean-Paul meets Instagram flute sensation Barry Gr...

From cleaning your teeth before practice to discussing vibrato, is it an annoyance or something to embrace, through to how life experience shapes your music interpretation. In 'Tal...

"Always strive to be yourself no matter how hard it gets, and how many downs there are, it's going to be alright."  Flute playing phenomenon and prestigious Kobe Flute Competition ...

Choosing a new flute or headjoint can not only be exciting, it can also for some be a very daunting process.  In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast Clare Southworth - Professor of Flute...

The importance of trusting your own musical judgement! In this week's 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul dials in to Paris to speak with popular social media flutist and performance ...

Yes apparently happy cows listening to classical music produce more milk! In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London along with co...

Put 4000 flute players in the same venue for flute fun, masterclasses, showcases and concerts and you will find 4000 'Happy Flutists'. This espisode of 'Talking Flutes Extra' was r...

From mental health for the flute player, surprising flutists in the USA at 5 am for an interviews, swimming in the sea and above all, laughter.  Jean-Paul and Clare talk about thei...

How do I get a rich flute sound in the lower octaves without pushing?  Clare answers more listeners flute questions that have been sent in before setting out for a dip in the sea! ...

"Life is what you make it.  It's never ever too late to start but it's so important that you never compare yourself to other musicians.  You're unique...always remember that!"   In...

Have you noticed we are practicing and performing, that we sometimes find our mind wandering beyond what what we are doing at that very moment? With a very different start to this ...

"He's the best person in the world at what he does" - NY Times.  He has over 100 million YouTube views, he's been the principal flute player of the Guangzhou Symphony orchestra in ...

Work out, lacking musical motivation and need a break? In this weeks 'Talking Flutes' podcast, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare Southworth talks wit...

"Yes I do keep my flute by the side of my bed!"   The F** Word 2.0 as EMMY Award winning and multiple Latin-Grammy nominee Dr José Valentino is woken up at 4 am by Jean-Paul with a...

How to choose, survive and make the most out of your summer flute course! In this podcast, Clare Southworth, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London speaks about...

How to circular breathe, what it's like to be nominated and attend the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, using nervousness as a fuel for your performance, and having to Google your own n...

Tonal, articulation, sequence and other flute tutor books! In this week's 'Talking Flutes' pod, Clare answers some of the questions which have been sent in including 'What are the ...

"You can annihilate every note on the page however your Granny will always think it’s the best she’s ever heard!" This week in 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with proud Sc...

Two movements, the 'Rondeau' and the 'Aria' from the beautiful and haunting flute piece Suite Antique by John Rutter is this week looked at by Clare Southworth in her 'Talking Flut...

"I've been doing a lot of handstands!"...in this 'Talking Flutes Extra' podcast Swedish born flutist who lives in NY Elsa Nilsson talks about her new method book for working on you...

"I'm often surprised at the lack of knowledge about the history of the flute when I ask new flute students at Music College what they know" comments Professor of Flute at the Royal...

"Run towards your fears and not away from them" and "Stop caring what other people think about you!" Praveen 'The Flute Guy' talks this week to Jean-Paul about his family pressures...

Finding your musical niche and then understanding that you're not only a musician, but you're also a business.  Being open to new paths and musical directions by understanding your...

How do you build your brand.  You the musician and you the artist? What have you got that makes you really stand out? How do you want people to view you? Do you know what you do be...

"One of the most important things about improvisation on stage is that it brings everything about you in to the 'now'...in to that very moment...nothing else matters apart from the...

Tonguing and articulation is such a large and fundamental subject to flute playing that 'Talking Flutes' host and Professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare S...

" I have a 24hr social media rule" - L.A based flute player and social media influencer Gina Luciani speaks to Jean-Paul at the NAMM show in Anaheim C.A about her new project 'Glow...

Psychiatrist Dr Roelof Joe Stammeijer has a coffee and a chat with his mum, Flute professor, soloist, author and rather fine golfer Clare Southworth-Stammeijer on the subject of st...

Putting the fun back in to the fundamentals, being adventurous with your imagination, the creative use of the vocal chords to make percussive, string and trombone sounds, knowing y...

Multiple Latin Grammy nominated musicians and new 'Emmy Award' winners, the wonderfully creative José Valentino (flute) and Gualo (Guitar) visit Jean-Paul in his Los Angeles hotel ...

How silent practice can improve your musical performance, funny flute moments, B foot or C foot flute and many more of your questions answered. In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, Cl...

Romantic flute pieces for Valentine's day chosen by Clare. Clare Southworth is the Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  She is also an author, soloist, teac...

The importance of creating a practice and performance plan, what to do when you hit a performance plateau and what music, book, food and luxury item would you want if you were stra...

California sun, palm trees and music everywhere.  A little peak at the world's biggest music trade show NAMM 2019, held each year at the Anaheim Convention Centre, adjacent to the ...

When a farting boiler in the background brings hilarity to a podcast recording! In the first 'Talking Flutes Extra' podcast of 2019, Jean-Paul is back down in East Sussex in the co...

Hitting the New Year with enthusiasm, focus and drive! Welcome back to the number one flute podcast channel 'Talking Flutes'.  We're so excited for the year ahead and have some gre...

Do I practice over the Christmas holiday period or do I take a short break and recharge my batteries so that I can return to the flute with renewed vigour and enthusiasm in the New...

Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare Southworth speaks about who inspires her as a musician / flute player and more importantly, why they do! If you'd l...

Getting musical 'goosebumps' through to playing on a platinum flute with 14k gold mechanism, Jean-Paul asks Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare Southwo...

"I really regret not writing down everything he said to me.  It was of such value". Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Clare Southworth speaking about the l...

Discussing a ban on fizzy drinks to cleaning your teeth before performance, being part of the orchestra but 'not actually in the orchestra', and the loneliness of being a freelance...

Irish flute playing, coffee and croissants.  What better way to spend a morning! In this weeks episode of 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul takes the short journey to meet with mult...

How far do you pull your headjoint out? What harmonic and scales exercises do you use? What's the best note to tune to?.. and many more questions answered by London freelance flute...

Big tunes, drunken dances, romantic interludes and light, fast running sections. This week on 'Talking Flutes', Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy for Music in London Clare So...

Discipline in practice, focus and goals are important to develop your flute playing.  Be honest with your sound and also learn to accept and take every opportunity that comes your ...

A glorious piece by the fabulous Gaetano Donizetti (b. Nov. 29, 1797, d. April 8, 1848), which Clare Southworth, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music breaks down in to ...

"If you really want to be a musician, be prepared that it really isn't going to be easy..." and "always know why you want a new flute before you buy one!.." This week on 'Talking F...

Can a professional flute player sound as good on a student flute as an expensive professional one and with so many new flute gizmo's and gadgets continually popping up, are any of ...

"With improvisation the answer is don't be afraid...you can't be wrong!..Get the fundamentals sorted, learn your scales, be able to play in tune and then simply go for it!" An 'on-...

Deconstructing Valse Caprice, one of Clare's favourite pieces and one where she feels a strong connection due to the composer Daniel Wood (1872-c.1927) having once also been a fell...

Don't put yourself in a musical box!  Explore and be open to whatever grabs your attention and fascination.  Taking time out of her busy NFA Convention schedule in Orlando, the fab...

Do you need to look at taking a break from music exams?  With the summer coming to an end, now is the time to stop and take at look at yourself, your study and to be realsitic with...

As a musician, you can't and shouldn't be fixed in you thinking.  Performing, teaching, studying, composing, conducting requires you to unlock the creativity that lies within, and ...

"It's never too late to start, It's never too late to learn, enjoy listening, go to gigs, buy CD's and albums" This week in 'Talking Flutes' Clare is speaking with saxophonist Andy...

"Music has to come from the heart" and "improvisation shouldn't be scary"  This week in 'Talking Flutes Extra' recorded at the NFA Convention in Orlando on the 12th August 2018, I'...

A longer than usual podcast giving a brief overview through my own eyes of four days spent at the worlds largest flute convention, the National Flute Association of America, this y...

In music as in life, love trumps all and is the foundation of everything! Part 2 of Clare's 'Talking Flutes' podcast dialogue recorded at her home in East Sussex, England with the ...

The flute method called 'Love' - Clare Southworth in dialogue with Wissam Boustany. Today in the 'Talking Flutes' podcasts with Clare Southworth, Clare has a fascinating interview ...

Breaking down inner barriers - 'Dance Your Flute Off 2.0' returns to the NFA in 2018! On Talking Flutes Extra this week, Jean-Paul talks once again to Dr José Valentino, the creato...

How to communicate musically, with your body language and how preparation is all when it comes to Music College auditions! Professor of flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Lond...

"Contemporary music is not a squeek fest" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul talks to Dr Carla Rees about her life and passion for contemporary music and how experiment...

The Maverick of the flute world - Dave Heath. Welcome to Talking Flutes.  This week Clare is on the road with her mp3 player to visit the maverick of the flute and music world Dave...

From taking his flute apart when young, through to choosing music over engineering and a piccolo only final recital.  A positive and encouraging interview with the lovely multi-tal...

From Music College to the first orchestral job. In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth talks to the Chine...

Beautiful Irish flute music and why open G# mechanism could be making a comeback! Welcome to Talking Flutes 'Extra'.  Following the response from the interview with William Dowdall...

Clare talks about 'Positive Mental Attitude' being the key to success and speaks for the first time about how she is using this to come to terms with her diagnosis of Meniere's dis...

Harmonics and whistle tones are important warm-up and practice however can be a lifesaver when you're just home from vacation and you've lost you're lips somehwere along the way. W...

Some of your podcast questions answered. Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth.  In this podcast, Clare ans...

Staying chilled with the going gets tough! This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra', Jean-Paul talks to the seriously nice guy NY based flute player but originally from Puerto Rico, Gio...

Being aware of your body when you are playing. Welcome to the 'Talking Flutes' Series  by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth. Following...

This week on TF Extra I'm talking to L.A based flute player and extremely popular flute social media influencer Gina Luciani about how she started on the flute and also her latest ...

Believe you can do it! This week on TF extra, the 'in-betweeny' flooty tooty podcasts whilst Clare is away busy recording the next series of 'Talking Flutes', Jean-Paul speaks via ...

Confidence and being in the moment for flute players. This week on TF extra, the 'in-betweeny' flooty tooty podcasts whilst Clare is away busy recording the next series of 'Talking...

Mastering the flute with William Bennett TF 'Extra' - the in-betweeny flooty tooty podcasts which are filling the weekly' space whilst International flute player, Professor and aut...

Online resources and the joy of playing the flute. Welcome to Podcast 5 the last in the current season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series developed for this channel by the acclaimed In...

How long should I be practicing? Welcome to Podcast 4 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Pro...

Buying your new flute! Welcome to Podcast 3 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Profess...

Scales and studies, you've got to love them! Welcome to Podcast 2 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed International...

Introduction to the new hosts of Talking Flutes Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' a new podcast series being developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Profe...

in the latest short podcast, we speak with Clare Southworth, flutist, author and Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London about her exciting new Flute Reboot proj...

An interview with fast talking Irish flute player Eimear McGeown. Eimear has steadily built a reputation as being one of the world's most versatile exponents of both the Classical ...

Another offering from the technical guru Mr Raif O'Poll who has spent the last year deliberating and researching new concepts for musical instruments.  Following the great commerci...

The second part of the interview with with Dublin based flute soloist and teaching Professor William Dowdall takes a look at his 'Works for solo flute' CD.  He also ...

Part 1 of an interview taken on a hot sunny June day in Dublin with flute player and Professor of flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music - William Dowdall, looking at his new CD...

Here is approximately 10 minutes of bizzare conversational musings from the Trevor James flute techs as they go about their work.  From cat food, designer flute head...

On April 1st, not only did the Trevor James flute technical workshop record an audio spoof about a left handed flute, but they also devised and recorded an April fool about a strai...