Monday, January 4, 2010

My First Flute Lesson of the Year!

I'm very excited about learning to play the flute this year. (Well, I'm not quite as excited now, after my first lesson, as I was when I made the goal of learning it this year.) Anyway, I have my $10 thrifted flute, and my Mel Bay's "First Lessons Flute" book, which promises "it doesn't get any easier...". What else could I possibly need? Well, a little talent wouldn't hurt. ;)


  1. I was so happy to see you are learning to play the flute! I've been a flutist for thirty-eight years now, and I promise, we all started out the same way. I wanted to share a little story: I vividly remember my first flute lesson like it was yesterday. There were six of us in the class. The teacher began by demonstrating how to get a sound out of the mouthpiece. He had each of us try. I was the ONLY one who couldn't even make a sound! I must have been a determined little squirt. I stayed with my grandparents that weekend. I marched myself up to my room, took out my flute and stood in front of the mirror, where I spent the next two hours trying. When I finally got it, I knew I was going to be a flutist. By the time I reached Junior High, I was the only one from that class still playing. Hang in there. It's worth the effort. Talent is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration! Let me know how it's going. Hugs, Terri

  2. lol, I have a flute too, and ended up teaching music for several years before retiring. Terri is right, stick with it!


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