Monday, January 16, 2017 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized
Greetings, Global Flute Studio Students, Friends, and Families,
If you've been wondering what your flute teacher sounds like in the full setting of concert hall, accompaniment, and audience, now is your chance to find out. I'll be performing a recital (actually, I'll be performing it TWICE) in the month of March.
The first performance is the New Jersey friends and family special preview. It takes place at Allwood Community Church, 100 Chelsea Road, in Clifton, NJ. That's on Saturday, March 18th, at 3:00 pm, and admission is FREE! All ages are welcome, of course.
The second performance (of the same program) will take place at Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue (diagonally across from the Empire State Building), NYC. This is on Wednesday evening, March 29th, at 7:30 pm. Admission is also free here, and this performance will be recorded.
I will be joined by the outstanding Barry Spatz on piano. I'll be performing on silver flute on all works except the "Sylvia Scherzo" (that's piccolo).
Here is the program:
Minuet and Dance of the Blesses Spirits - Christoph Willibald Gluck
From Etudes de Salon - Johannes Donjon
No. 1 - Elegie - Etude
Sonatine - Henri Dutilleux
Sylvia Scherzo - Charles Le Thiere
Carnaval de Venise (Carnival of Venice) - Paul Agricole Genin
Um a Zero - Pixinguinha
I Remember Clifford - Benny Golson
Monday, January 2, 2017 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized
Happy New Year, Flutists and Flutists' Families!
We hope you had an enjoyable and safe holiday season, filled with family, love, and MUSIC! If you or anyone you know got a new flute or recorder as a holiday gift, remember that we offer new students a free, introductory lesson. If you refer a friend and they sign up for a one-month lesson package, you get one one-hour lesson FREE in your next one-month package.
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not great about keeping New Year's resolutions. But the new year is traditionally a time for reflection and self-improvement. If any of you were to ask me about realistic advice for improved flute study in the new year, I would say just this: practice daily. My students and their parents often ask me how much time they should be practicing every day. That depends on your own goals and your own schedule, and with our busy lives, you may find that it varies from day to day. But don't skip. Maybe you have a very busy day. Take your flute out for 5 minutes, even THREE minutes, and play some long tones. You can do more on another day that you have more time. But don't skip a day. You will soon see how much daily practice improves your playing in every way.
Enjoy these last few moments of holiday vacation, and I look forward to seeing you all in January!
Keep making great music,