Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Black Cat Blues by Lucinda Pillow

 New Flautissimo video: https://youtu.be/A90nBghq7Pk

A world premiere of a work by one of our members Lucinda Pillow and a video featuring our feline friends.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

New Flautissimo video!

Flautissimo have produced a Time Capsule video to encapsulate the time we're in and what rehearsals look like Summer 2020. Please do take a look:
https://youtu.be/bzXxzmZ6Rn4

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Flautissimo videos

Flautissimo and Piccolissimo have been busy recording videos and I forgot to update!
We don't have a lot of technological wizardary or knowledge between us and the learning curve is a steep one, but some of us have embraced the learning and are giving it all a jolly good go!
Here are three videos we have produced over the last few weeks. 'Pastorale' and 'Safe and Sound' were recorded for Make Music Day to go out on social media when normally we would be celebrating the making of music by playing as a group outside on Romsey Bandstand and 'We'll Meet Again' was recorded as a little tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, who died on 18th June.
I hope you enjoy these performances and please do hit the like button and share them on your social media:
https://youtu.be/RVOYQDhbwtc
https://youtu.be/MK3rH9myTsA
https://youtu.be/jsZl07Ucc5Q

Saturday, 30 May 2020

New video with ideas to practise breath control!

https://youtu.be/UamZ2_b-_4E

Check it out and let me know in the comments below what you think!

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

New video on YouTube!

Please check it out:
https://youtu.be/-HS9zNdDITU
Don't forget to let me know what you think in the comment below...

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Covid-19!

Wow! Such a lot has changed since I last posted on here.

Importantly, I'm still teaching Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet and Piano - all online via Zoom. This is working brilliantly as Zoom has some inbuilt settings you can use that mean the sound quality for instruments is good and the video quality is clear. I am finding that pupils are highly motivated, have extra time to practice and are really enjoying their weekly music lessons. I'm uploading videos, extra files and tips onto my Facebook pupil page and emailing out mp3 recordings of duet parts and accompaniments for pupils to enjoy playing along with at home - it's great to see the pupils grab a second device and show me how they can play along with my recording, they are always very proud (and so am I).

Sadly, of course, the Coronavirus Pandemic has meant all live meetings and performances have been cancelled or postponed, so I have no shows to perform in, really for the foreseeable future. Of course, I'll keep this page posted with updates once that situation changes.

Piccolissimo and Flautissimo continue to meet together, virtually of course, on Friday evenings. Due to us now meeting via Zoom we now welcome members from the North of England and Hungary, which is just wonderful. We'd love to welcome anyone new who'd like to join us wherever you are, please do ask if you'd like more details. We are aiming to potentially make our ensembles accessible to members who are not able to attend in person on Friday evenings in the future, so watch this space - exciting times!!

I've been using my time at home wisely and been attending the eFlute Festival as part of my Continuing Professional Development. This has been a month long festival with daily flute warm-ups, inspirational workshops from international flute artists, masterclasses, a Feldenkrais class, yoga, Lounge Concerts and much much more. It really has been fantastic and I'm really looking forward to relishing the last few days.

I think that's all my musical news for now, but please do contact me if you want to know any more or have any questions. I'm always happy to help.