In the occasion of March being the International Women's Month I would love to use my rather big platform on the Internet for an important cause. I suggested to my friend, the Belgian performer, teacher and composer Ansje De Groef, that we seize the opportunity and arrange a fun activity for the readers of my blog ... Something which...

A lot of people struggle with practice motivation nowadays as we can't meet each other and play together. It's clearer now than ever how important the social aspect of the music life is. The rehearsal coffee breaks, seeing your musician friends: the good conversations, the concerts you look forward to be playing, the unity of being excited about...

Have you received proper training when it comes to how to tune your instrument? Has it been talked thoroughly about? I believe good, useable advice regarding tuning isn't handed out often enough. A hole in many wind players' training. So let's talk about tuning.

Intonation on flute. Pffft! Difficult, huh? Flautists are loved and hated. Loved? Because the flute is the most beautiful instrument of all times when it sounds good. Hated? Mostly because of bad intonation. The reason is often lack of good control of hearing, embouchure technique, self-confidence and concrete knowledge of the instrument. Let's...

We flute players are in love with our own sound! We're pretty darn self-absorbed in our quest to beautify every single little detail of everything that we do. I'll be the first to admit that. But does adding a cup of sugar always make things better? Here are some thoughts.

Yes, I said it! I HATE taking part myself and I HATE watching young and old concert band flautists expose themselves to "Bb major scale, four beats on each note" as the first thing they play during a given day. It's probably wonderful for brass players, saxophonists and clarinetists (correct me if I'm wrong!) but I think it's...

I have thought about making a website and starting a flute blog for many years. The domain is ready, the website is made ... And then what? Haha, well I guess it's just to wait for the right words to come all by themselves, coffee in one hand, cellphone in the other? Or maybe that's not how it works? Let's...