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Chris reports on his time at the XXX Festival Internacional de Flautistas de Lima Peru

Posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

I have just returned from Peru and the 5 day international festival of flutists where I was one of the guest artists. This was an amazing experience with colleagues from the USA, , Canada, Argentina, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Japan, and Norway. It was the 30th anniversary of this festival which is quite an accomplishment in this day and age.

Our classes were held at the National Conservatory which was very pro...

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Staying On Track With Your Fitness

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Staying On Track With Your Fitness

Just like playing the flute


 

There's a particular time of year that the gyms become more crowded and that would be January through February. This is the time when many among us dedicate ourselves to that New Year's Resolution to get into shape, whatever that may m...

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Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I stumbled upon this article and wanted to share it. The concept of "happiness" and our varying ideas of what makes us each happy is fascinating to me. For thousands of years, pholosophers have been discussing happiness and the various paths one can take to find this feeling/state of being (it's so much more than that). Confucious, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lao Tzu, Aristotle, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Jefferson, and so many others have all found various definitions of and paths to happines...

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New Trevor James Alto Flute

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Whole Musician team is humbled and honoured to hear very exciting news from Trevor James Flutes. In celebration of our first year and in recognition of our work thus far, Trevor James Flutes is presenting us with a fantastic birthday present of a new gold frosted alto flute! This incredible instrument will be available for Participants to use at our retreats. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Jean-Paul and everybody at Trevor ...

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Perfectionism

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Perfect. It's a wonderful thought. Who wouldn't enjoy having a perfect performance? How many times have we prepared endless hours and dreamt of having a perfect recital for school? A perfect lesson? Masterclass performance? Audition? A discussion of the topic of our collective quest toward perfection is becoming absolutely necessary, as we put increasing amounts of pressure on ourselves to be "perfect."

Besides the negative effects on ourselves, there is another problem he...

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