Author Archives: iloveflute33

Summer class

I’ve been asked to teach a music appreciation/improvisation class this summer at a camp for gifted students. I can’t wait! This should be so much fun. The biggest challenge is that some of the students may know very little music, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“The Improvising Flutist” Webinars

Hello everyone! Great news! I will soon be offering a series of free webinars about improving your technique, sound, musicality, and listening skills through incorporating improvisation in your practice routine. Especially geared for flutists, but definitely open to all instruments! … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

MSU CMS Band Camp 2014

I taught musical improvisation to over 150 kids the week of July 14-18, 2014. It was a challenge teaching so many children, but it was a lot of fun! We worked on soundpainting, call and response, body percussion, rhythm, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’s Next?

Hello again! So… I will be graduating in three weeks! This means that I am faced with the question: what do I do with myself? Don’t get me wrong; I’ll have plenty to keep me busy with a new full-time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll be back soon!

Hey everyone! I’ve been away since grad school has been so busy! After I graduate next month, I will resume adding to this blog. I am very excited and have some fun ideas which include more interviews and videos. Stay … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New ideas for this blog…

Hey everyone! I have a great idea for this blog that I think will really add to it… I want to start creating videos to post, such as solo improvisations and ensemble improvisations. I would love to create my own … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Interview with Lisa Bost-Sandberg!

Hey everyone! I am pleased to have had the opportunity to get to know Lisa Bost-Sandberg, a flutist, improviser, educator, and composer who I met while a student at the University of Iowa. If you want to learn more about … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on | Tagged , | Leave a comment


When I took the Intro to Jazz Improv class with Brent Sandy at the University of Iowa, we were constantly improvising on Gershwin’s “Summertime” (from Porgy and Bess) in all 12 keys. It was interesting to hear it on many different … Continue reading

Posted in Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Powerful Duo

In improvisation class today, we played in duets the whole time. It was so much fun; the feeling of becoming so engrossed in the sound you are creating is incredible, because the sound you build with the other person is … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Improvisors you should listen to!

I am discovering many great current improvisors through the improvisation class I am currently taking! Here are a few you should check out! These are real experimenters; they are really great musicians and inspiring to listen to! Freddy Studer, percussionist … Continue reading

Posted in The World of Improvisation | Leave a comment