Tips from the Top No. 2

10 MORE SUCCESS TIPS FROM THE TOP

SUCCESS TIPS FROM ANOTHER TEN TOP MUSICIANS

In this audio eBook you will hear the following tips from some of the most successful flutists in the world!

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LISTEN TO AS MUCH FOLK AND ETHNIC MUSIC AS POSSIBLE

Studying classical music is important for developing technical skills and mastering intonation, tone quality, sight-reading and other fundamentals. Our advice here – learn ethnic music. It will help you broaden your performance horizons, begin new interests such as practicing improvisation and playing before and after the beat as opposed to on the beat.

 

Alhiel Pimenta – flute teacher and performer

2

WHAT MAKES A TRUE ARTIST?

Dedication, discipline and then the artistry comes…. these are the hallmarks of a true artist. One of the world’s top woodwind jazz artists answers the question at a trade show. We did the best we could to reduce the background noise so you could enjoy this tip!

 

Ali Ryerson – renowned jazz flutist and pedagogue

3

USE NEW RESOURCES TO REACH PEOPLE

Our interviewer is one of the most diversified instrumentalists we have ever interviewed. She is double degree graduate from Juilliard, worked on an ice-cream truck, waited tables, manufactures her own instrument bags, uses technology in unique multi-media presentations, teachers and yet … coaches us on the relevance of a day job.

 

Andrea Fisher – CEO/Fluterscooter Bags

The 2t Academy is born with the mission of coaching Musicians in Business Skills

4

WITHOUT FAILURES, YOU CANNOT SUCCEED

One of the leading Indian flute manufactures decided to start his own instrumental manufacturing business in the middle of his wife’s 4th pregnancy. A mistake in the manufacturing process turns into an iconic design. Here is his story.

 

Brent Haines – CEO/Woodsounds

5

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? THAT’S THE PRICE YOU HAVE TO PAY

One of our Juilliard teachers was interviewed on what advice would you offer a young classical musician? Must have your act together – no free lunch – have to put in the time – stay in your A game. As you can expect, you will not hear one answer – you will hear many in this candid interview with one of the great teachers of our time.

 

Carol Wincenc – Juilliard School of Music, tenured flute professor

The 2t Academy is born with the mission of coaching Musicians in Business Skills
The 2t Academy is born with the mission of coaching Musicians in Business Skills

6

IMAGINE YOU ARE A TREE

What can every musician learn from singers? One of China’s greatest and youngest woodwind players talks about posture, singers, and trees. Of course, all this effect’s projection.

 

Yong Ma –principal flute at the China National Opera, Professor of Flute at the Shanghai Conservatory

7

DIVERSIFY - DIVERSIFY - DIVERSIFY!

This Chilean musician was handicapped at birth told never to walk again. A birth defect forced her to wear a hip and leg harness for the first eleven years of her life. Today, a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and a woman who has toured over 125 countries she provides her advice to classical musicians – diversify – diversify – diversify!

 

Viviana Guzzman – flute virtuoso, composer, dancer and poet

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HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED? FAILURE CREATES OPPORTUNITY

This Brazilian musician talks about how to stay motivated, how to love practicing and the journey as being the most important aspect of your life as a musician because the journey is our life. A good degree of service to others and the value of life-balance is key, too.

 

Tadeu Coelho –University of North Carolina School of the Arts, tenured flute professor

9

LEARN EVERY STYLE OF MUSIC THAT YOU CAN

One of Hollywood’s most accoladed recording artists – winner of the Most Valuable Player by the Recording Musician’s Association 8 years in a row, offers advice on why learning every style of music is fundamental to being successful as a musician.

 

Shridon Stokes – UCLA, tenured professor of flute, Hollywood’s No. 1 recording studio musician, publisher

10

DON’T BE AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS

You might discover something new about yourself by not worrying about your training. At some point you just need to put it all aside. Here is our shortest tip of the bundle – but it will make you think!

 

Sherry Finzer – flute entrepreneur, recording artist