Music Blog, Jade Bultitude, 10 ways to practice your scales

10 ways to keep your scales practice fun!

Following on from last week’s post about why we should practise our scales, I thought it might be nice to look at how we can keep this fun! If you haven’t had a chance to read last week’s, take a look now. Playing your instrument should always be enjoyable even if we are practising something that … Read more

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Why are scales important in my music practice?

Scales… the mere mention of this word can be enough to make some students tremble in their boots! So why should I practice my scales?  There are in fact many good reasons for learning your scales. Scales are the fundamental building blocks of any musician’s technique and allow a student to develop whilst removing all other … Read more

Music Blog, Jade Bultitude, teaching, instruments, flute, why upgrade flute

How to upgrade your flute

This is a common question I am often asked by my students. Deciding on the right time to upgrade has a few different factors. There are many things to consider before deciding to upgrade your instrument. It is important, particularly as an upgrade can be expensive, to avoid simply thinking ‘I want a new flute!’ So … Read more

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How to structure the first flute lesson!

This is one for the teachers out there. Just what should you cover in that very first flute lesson? This is a tricky one as you want the student to go away feeling fulfilled and motivated to attend the next lesson but you also want to build a foundation from which their later technique can … Read more

Music Blog, Jade Bultitude, teaching, instruments, which beginner flute

What beginner flute should I look out for?

It is very tricky for teachers and students when it comes to recommending an ideal beginner flute. The market is flooded with substandard flutes and you seem to be able to purchase them everywhere. However, not every flute is made equal and a lot of frustration can be prevented if a student purchases a decent … Read more