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flute resources


Thanks to the wonders of the internet, there is a vast array of information which is readily available.  This page contain some of my particular favourites and will include forums, blogs, webpages for flute associations and musical examination boards, and anything else which I think looks interesting and/or useful.  I will also be uploading some of my own worksheets which I make use of in lessons.  This page is a work in progress, so please do check back periodically for updated content.




Student handouts, diaries and other resources

Record of music practice - make sure you know how much practice you're doing (or your students are doing!)

Flute fingering guide (goes to fourth octave D)


Teacher handouts and reference materials

Interpreting 18th century music - with thanks to Stephen Schultz

AMEB 2014 exam schedule and fees

Clear steps to improving tone - with thanks to Dr Kathleen Melago

Kohler 25 Progressive Duets for Two Flutes - these start off at a very simple level and are highly practical for use in lessons due to their manageable size.

The C# Trill Key - Outlines the many ways to utilise this handy little optional extra key, including some trills which cannot be played any other way.  With thanks to Brannen Brothers Flutemakers Inc and Larry Krantz


Music examination organisations

Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) - presents a consistent, Australia-wide syllabus for examination of all musical instruments, and speech and drama.  The exams I put my students in for are the AMEB exams.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) - the British counterpart to the AMEB.


Flute organisations

Australian Flute Society Inc - founded in 1970, this is the premier association for state and territory flute organisations across Australia.

National Flute Association - Known in the United States as 'the NFA', the website contains a lot of resources. In particular, the handouts from each annual conference are on a wide range of relevant flute topics, and are well worth a look.


Other useful websites - a great website with a wide range of easy to read, out of copyright music.  Searchable according to composer, level of difficulty, title, category, instrumentation and key.  Updated daily. - a fantastic Australian website devoted to producing music for flute players at all levels.  Specialises in supporting Australian composers through publication of compositions and also CDs.

IMSLP/Petrucci - an exhaustive collection of public domain music.  Based on the Wikipedia model, it is searchable by composer, instrumentation, and time period.

Smile Amazon - If you are buying anything through Amazon, make sure you go to the Smile Amazon website.  A small part of your purchase is donated to the charity you choose.  It's quick and easy to set up, free for purchasers, and it supports charities and not for profit organisations - win win win!




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