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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 the...

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!" ...

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 wi...

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 prou...

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 you...

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 b...

"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, tea...

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 gr...

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 ...

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 mul...

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...

Flute gadgets and gizmos

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 f...

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 wit...

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 creat...

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 Dav...

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-ta...

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 Chin...

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 Dowdal...

Postive Mental Attitidue is the key to success! Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth. In Podcast 2 of th...

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...

Scales, breathing, Sequences and flute practice. Welcome to 'Talking Flutes' by the acclaimed International Flute Player, Professor and author Clare Southworth.  In this podcast...

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. Follow...

Positivity is the only way! 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 th...

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 ...

Ideal duration for flute practice? Welcome to Podcast 4 from the new Season of the 'Talking Flutes' Series developed for this channel by the acclaimed International Flute Player,...

Buying your 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, Professor...

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 Internation...

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...

Playing on alto, bass and American native flutes, the beautifully haunting sounds of our great friend and TJ flute artist Theo Travis from a track off his latest Album 'Open Air...

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 commer...

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...

Here is the April fool that we published on the morning of the 1st April which caused the servers to crash.  It appears that after 1,500 downloads in the first few hours ...

Part 2 of an Interview with flute and sax player Theo Travis looking at his various influences.  Recorded at his house in Finchley, North London.   For more information on...

Part 1 of an Interview with one of the leading lights in the British music scene Theo Travis.  Recorded at his house in Finchley, north London in March 2010. For more informati...