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Feel inspired as you listen to candid conversations with musicians, makers, and masters that walk through the door at Flute Center of New York. Join Caity Massoud as she sits down with famous flutists and gets some insight into their lives, passions, struggles, and hopes for the future. Season 1 features Emily Beynon, Nicola Mazzanti, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Emi Ferguson, Demarre McGill, Conor Nelson, Carol Wincenc, and Jean Ferrandis.
 
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Flute 360 | E158: “An Interview with Elizabeth Talbert!” (36:57) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Elizabeth Talbert who is a flutist, educator, and published author! Liz dives into her newly published book titled, “Applied Flute Practice Technique!” She explains how the book came about, the process of writing, the book’s content, and lessons sh…
 
Flute 360 | E157: “An Interview with Jerod Tate!” (1:11:47) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jerod Tate who is a composer, educator, and musician! Topics that are covered in this episode include, his compositional process, how he perceives the flute voice, career advice for the modern-day musician, and more! This information was gathered with y…
 
Flute 360 | E156: “An Interview with Ron Royer!” (57:25) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Ron Royer who is a composer, educator, and cellist! Topics that are covered in this episode include, compositional tips for musicians, his compositional process, recording studio tips, and how he perceives the flute voice. This information was gathered wit…
 
Flute 360 | E155: “An Interview with Pamela Sklar!” (1:13:03) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Pamela Sklar who is a composer, educator, and flutist! Topics that are covered in this episode include her compositional process, recording studio tips, and how she perceives the flute voice. This information was gathered with you in mind, in order to…
 
Flute 360 | E154: “An Interview with Dr. Scott Watson!” (1:05:08) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Scott Watson who is a composer, educator, and musician! Scott discusses his work through Alfred Publications and gives amazing career advice for all musicians. Topics that are covered in this episode include, composing for flex bands, his comp…
 
Flute 360 | E153: “Podcasting: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity for the Modern-Day Musician,” Part 2 (13:40) In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the logistics and benefits to podcasting. She walks you through why someone would start a podcast, the equipment, the podcast’s theme, and the benefits to podcasting. Podcasters utilize this platform to sh…
 
Flute 360 | E152: “Podcasting: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity for the Modern-Day Musician,” Part 1 (35:02) In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the logistics and benefits to podcasting. She walks you through why someone would start a podcast, the equipment, the podcast’s theme, and the benefits to podcasting. Podcasters utilize this platform to sh…
 
Flute 360 | E151: “A Flute 360 Update!” (12:58) In today’s episode, Heidi shares a Flute 360 Podcast update! There are some exciting new connections being made and from these unions, new opportunities are upon us! Please join us this upcoming week with two book viewing parties! The first book party is Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 12:00 P.M./CST/USA wi…
 
Flute 360 | E150: “An Interview with Jennifer Gunn!” (1:23:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jennifer Gunn who is an educator and the piccoloist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! Jennifer shares with us her orchestral career, her recently endowed piccolo chair, her recent guest appearance with the Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival, and much more!…
 
Flute 360 | E149: “An Interview with Nicola Mazzanti!” (47:56) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Nicola Mazzanti who is an international performer, educator, and author! Nicola talks about his musical background, piccolo repertoire, his piccolo book, and much more! Listen until the end to hear Mazzanti’s book recommendation in PICKS! Finally, pl…
 
Flute 360 | E148: “An Interview with Amy Taylor!” (53:19) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Amy Taylor who is a flutist and piccoloist with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra! Listen to Amy’s courageous path from childhood health issues to winning a prestigious orchestral job years later! She also talks about her favorite piccolo alternate fingeri…
 
Flute 360 | E147: “An Interview with Erica Peel!” (57:21) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Erica Peel who is on faculty at the Peabody Institute and the piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra! Erica talks about her orchestral journey throughout the country from the West to the East. She talks about time management, playing with the Philadelph…
 
Flute 360 | E146: “An Interview with Adam Workman & Erica Schiller – The President & Vice President of Flutistry Boston!” (1:41:26) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Adam Workman and Erica Schiller from Flutistry Boston! Adam and Erica walk us through their amazing life’s journey from their studies to founding and managing Flutistry. Listen to w…
 
Flute 360 | E145: “An Interview with Becki Chesnes – The Owner of The Flute Shop!” (1:05:41) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Becki Chesnes who is the owner of The Flute Shop! She has a rich history of being a flute repairwoman, flutist, teacher, and flute shop owner! Listen to the episode in full to hear Becki’s 2021 goals, and advice that she…
 
Flute 360 | E144: “An Interview with Carolyn Nussbaum – The Owner of The Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company!” (1:05:21) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Carolyn Nussbaum who is the owner of The Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company! She has a rich history of being a flute repairwoman, a flutist, and a flute shop owner! Listen to the episode in full to hea…
 
Flute 360 | E143: “An Interview with Robert Johnson – The Owner of Flute Specialists!” (38:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Robert Johnson who is the owner of Flute Specialists! He has a rich history of being a flute repairman, a flutist, and a flute shop owner! Listen to the episode in full to hear Robert’s 2021 goals, and advice that he h…
 
Flute 360 | E142: “An Interview with Jeffrey Schmalz – The Owner of The New England Flute Shop!” (35:05) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jeffrey Schmalz who is the owner of The New England Flute Shop! He has a rich history of being a military flutist, a registered nurse, a flute repairman, and a flute shop owner! Listen to the episode in full …
 
Flute 360 | Episode 141: “A Pile of Wood. A Doorframe. A Door Knob & Then A Knock!” (Part 3) (22:33) Episode 141 concludes this mini-series, which covers entrepreneurial topics. 2020 has taught us a lot, and I share the insights that this year has taught me as an entrepreneur. The quote, “when opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” is completely …
 
Flute 360 | Episode 140: “A Pile of Wood. A Doorframe. A Door Knob & Then A Knock!” (Part 2) (26:00) Episode 140 continues the dialogue from E139, which covers entrepreneurial topics. 2020 has taught us a lot, and I share the insights that this year has taught me as an entrepreneur. The quote, “when opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” is compl…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 139: “A Pile of Wood. A Doorframe. A Door Knob & Then A Knock!” (Part 1) (24:58) Episode 139 starts off Series 30, which encompasses topics regarding music business. 2020 has taught us a lot, and I share the insights that this year has taught me as an entrepreneur. The quote, “when opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” is com…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 138: “The Metronome is Ticking! How Do You Utilize Your Time?” (Part 3) (10:13) Series 29 ends today with some organizational and time management tips to help you towards your personal and professional goals! Listen to the episode to hear Heidi’s big takeaway that you can implement today! Subscribe to the Flute 360 Podcast Newsl…
 
Flute 360 | Bonus Episode: “The Podcasting Musician Class. An Interview with Catherine Baker!” (33:36) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Catherine Baker who is a flutist, teacher, and graphic designer. The ladies talk about “The Podcasting Musician” class, the benefits of work outside of being a musician, and finding the silver lining even in to…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 137: “The Metronome is Ticking! How Do You Utilize Your Time?” (Part 2) (12:43) Series 29 continues with some organizational and time management tips to help you towards your personal and professional goals! Listen to the episode to hear Heidi’s big takeaway that you can implement today! Subscribe to the Flute 360 Podcast Newsle…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 136: “The Metronome is Ticking! How Do You Utilize Your Time?” (Part 1) (13:03) Series 29 launches today with some organizational and time management tips to help you towards your personal and professional goals! Listen to the episode to hear Heidi’s big takeaway that you can implement today! Episode 136 – Resources Mentioned: S…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 135: “Are Diamonds Really A Girl’s Best Friend?!” (12:03) In today’s episode, Heidi shares an exciting podcast update, and offers a suggestion to help our time management skills. Check out today’s episode to hear all about it. Enjoy! Episode 135 – Resources Mentioned: The Podcasting Musician Class – Register Here! (Deadline is 1…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 134: “How to Be a More Expressive Flutist with Marina Piccinini!” (1:00:42) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Marina Piccinini who is a recording artist and a flute professor at the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University. Marina shares in great detail how we, as musicians, can play with more expression. Some discus…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 133: “Unlock Your Expressive Gifts for Optimum Interpretation with Mimi Stillman!” (1:02:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Mimi Stillman who is a recording artist, historian, and educator. Mimi shares in great detail how we, as musicians, can play with more expression! Some interview highlights include Mimi playing the fl…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 132: “How to Be a More Expressive Flutist with Steve Kujala!” (1:28:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Stephen Kujala who is a recording artist, flutist, and educator. Steve shares in great detail how we, as musicians, can play with more expression. Some discussion highlights are of his performing career, his time in the r…
 
Flute 360 | Bonus Episode: “The Podcasting Musician: Create Your Music Podcast on a Low Budget to Amplify Your Voice & Offerings!” (29:54) Bonus episode! Listen to today’s episode where Heidi and Eric talk about their upcoming November class! This class is a unique opportunity to learn from two musicians who have been in the field for over five yea…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 131: “How to Be a More Expressive Flutist with Don Bailey!” (58:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Don Bailey who is a flutist and teacher based in Dallas, Texas. Don is a special guest because he was Heidi’s teacher from 2014-2015 to prepare her for the D.M.A. auditions. Due to his innate expressive abilities, it only fel…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 130: “How to Be a More Expressive Flutist with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa!” (1:32:00) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa about how we can be more expressive through our music-making! Dr. Garner discusses her music background, her pedagogical approach to playing more expressively, and how the practice of yoga i…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 129: “How to Be a More Expressive Flutist with Rachel Mellis!” (1:28:56) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Rachel Mellis about how we as musicians can expressive ourselves more freely through our instruments! We dive-into topics such as imposter syndrome, confidence, sound exploration, and much more! Listen to Rachel’s signif…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 128: “An Interview with NR Media!” (1:18:30) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Nicole Riccardo, Taylor Rossi, and Jolene Madewell, who are apart of the NR Media Team! These three ladies are not only are flutists, but they are social media experts and website designers! Listen to today’s episode for their tips on having a busi…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 127: “Adam Wolf’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:11:04) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Adam Wolf who is the podcast creator and host of Pathways! Adam shares his podcast journey and the many wonderful opportunities that have resulted from his online platform. Listen to today’s content to …
 
Flute 360 | Episode 126: “Dr. Garrett Hope’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:03:51) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Garrett Hope who is the podcast creator and host of the show, The Portfolio Composer! Not only is he a podcaster, but he is also a music coach, composer, and presenter. Garrett shares his pod…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 125: “Jason Heath’s Podcast Journey. Creative Ideas for Your Next Online Project!” (1:20:49) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jason Heath who is the podcast creator and host of Contrabass Conversations! Jason shares his podcast journey and the many wonderful opportunities that have resulted from his online platform. Listen t…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 124: “Questions from the Audience on Navigating Our Virtual Flute World!” (16:32) In today’s episode, Heidi and Eric wrap-up Series 26 with Episode 124. If you have not done so already, please listen to Episodes 120-123 for the full package! Today, Eric answers questions from the audience. We talk about microphone attachments, a…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 123: “Tech Equipment Setup for Flute Recordings, Part 2” (27:28) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay about the proper microphone and video camcorder set-up for your next recording project. Yes, it is important to purchase quality equipment, but it’s even more important that you set-up your equipment properly. Exp…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 122 “Tech Equipment for Flute Recordings, Part 1” (29:32) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is a professional audio and video engineer. He is the owner of the J&K Media Productions Company and he offers his advice on how to record solo flute for your next recording project! Check out today’s content and if …
 
Flute 360 | Episode 121 “Tech Equipment Setup for Remote Music Lessons," Part 2 (28:13) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is an audio/video engineer through the J&K Media Productions Company. Last week, Eric recommended specific external microphones and other tech equipment that music teachers need for their remote flute lesso…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 120: “Tech Equipment for Remote Music Lessons, Part 1” (44:09) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Eric Jay Begay who is an audio/video engineer and owns the J&K Media Productions Company. He answers your questions about the technical equipment needs for your remote music lessons! Listen to this episode to consider your differe…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 119: “What to Expect from a KinderFlute Teacher Training Class, Part 2” (36:50) In today’s episode, Heidi continues to talk with Kathy Blocki and Molly Shortridge about the KinderFlute Teacher Training Class offered this Summer 2020! The ladies discuss the layout of the class, materials, and certification requirements in order t…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 118: “What to Expect from a KinderFlute Teacher Training Class, Part 1” (32:59) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Kathy Blocki and Molly Shortridge about the KinderFlute Teacher Training Class. Molly and Kathy share a wealth of information regarding KinderFlute and how to inspire students (of all ages) to learn through game-b…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 117: “Military Musicians with Senior Airman Claire Workinger” (52:13) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Claire Workinger about her time being a Military Oboist in the U.S. Air Force Band. She goes into detail about the audition process, her experience with basic training, and advises those who are considering this career path…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 116: “Military Flutists with Staff Sergeant Sonia Dell’Omo” (48:04) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Sonia Dell’Omo about her time being a Military Flutist in the U.S. Army Band. She goes into detail about the audition process, her experience with basic training, and advises those who are considering this career path. This s…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 115: “Military Flutists with Staff Sergeant Brittany Primavera” (47:33) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Brittany Primavera about her time being a Military Flutist in the U.S. Army Band. She goes into detail about the audition process, her experience with basic training, and advises those who are considering this career path…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 114: “Military Flutists with Sergeant Angela McCuiston” (49:26) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Sergeant Angela McCuiston about her time being a Military Flutist in the U.S. Army Reserve Band. She goes into detail about the audition process, her experience with basic training, and advises those who are considering this care…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 113: “Military Flutists with Specialist Allison Wollam” (51:07) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with SPC Allison Wollam about her career as an Active Military Flutist in the U.S. Army Band. She goes into detail about the audition process, her experience with boot camp, and advises those who are considering this career path. This…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 112: “Musical Insights from Heidi’s European Residency, Pt. 4” (7:26) In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the musical insights she gained from her four-month European residency. A lot of musical growth happened, and she would like to share those insights with you to help you play with more freedom, joy, and confidence! Episode…
 
Flute 360 | Episode 111: “Musical Insights from Heidi’s European Residency, Pt. 3” (6:46) In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the musical insights she gained from her four-month European residency. A lot of musical growth happened, and she would like to share those insights with you to help you play with more freedom, joy, and confidence! Episode…
 
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