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How we teach and how our students learn! In 'Talking Flutes' this week Clare returns from a walk along the beach with her beloved dogs and reflects about how teaching in these stra...

"Size really does matter!" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul speaks to musician, flute player, author, teacher, arranger and composer Stephen Clark about his very succ...

"It oozes out of every pore!" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with Principal Flute of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra about the most important part of musi...

Squashed and lost flutes, buckets of thrown urine and breaking down on the edge of an English mountain at 3 am in full concert dress...and much much more! In 'Talking Flutes' Hallo...

"I can't see Hollywood movie and T.V music sessions ever being a permanently remote operation post Covid." In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week Jean-Paul speaks with L.A based Gina ...

"Life rarely works out as you initially think it will!" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with composer and flutist Nicole Chamberlain about her career in 3D ani...

"Breaking musical boundaries...It's much more about instinct" This week in 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with the fabulous queen of Low Flutes Carla Rees.  Covering many ...

Exercise and Music are like the 'Yin and the Yang' Celebrity Hollywood Personal Trainer and flutist Ridge Davis talks about his journey from doing his flute Masters at Coburn with ...

The musical pulse keeps the music alive! 'Who I was and how I identified myself with... was suddenly gone!" We have an extra 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week where we catch up with...

The joy of playing in a group and developing your musical ear can't be understated. In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Cla...

Video game music gives the flute arranger interesting problems! In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, the uber popular Barry Griffiths aka @grizzlyflute on Instagram talks about des...

"It's so important to learn music by memory as you listen so much more when you're not looking at the dots!' On 'Talking Flutes' this week we talk to the phenomenally talented musi...

What it's like to be told you'll never play the flute again!   In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Jean-Paul and Clare talk about the devastation that Coronavirus has impacted on the ar...

Recharging our inner batteries with the same effort as we do our mobile phones! How guided mediations can lead you on a journey to new focus and relaxation. This week Jean-Paul tak...

To the frustrated few, it's an "evil twig and to non flute players it is affectionately referred to as firewood.   The piccolo however in the right hands can be one of the most bea...

Flute teachers and students are both learners which is why teachers also need to be constantly learning how to teach, and when to pass their students on.  This week in 'Talking Flu...

"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...

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