Tag Archives: woodwinds

Lesson Teacher Spotlight

Bonnie Cochran:  Flute & Piccolo Bonnie is a Boston area flutist, composer and teacher. As a flutist, she performs regularly throughout the Boston area. An avid chamber musician, Bonnie founded The Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble in 2000 and performs regularly with that ensemble. She has also performed with the New Bedford Symphony, Willow Flute Ensemble, Boston […]

Lesson Instructor Spotlight

Katherine McWilliams – Bassoon & Oboe Ms. McWilliams received her Master’s degree in Woodwind Performance from Boston University, and a B.A. in Bassoon Performance from the University of Massachusetts. After completing her degree at Boston University, she was a scholarship recipient for two summers with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. Katherine has been teaching private […]

Inside the Shop: Complete Mechanical Restoration

The terms “repad” and “overhaul” are two of the most commonly used phrases when it comes to woodwind repairs. But what do these terms really mean? What constitutes a “repad” or an “overhaul?” The truth of the matter is that these terms can mean different things depending on who is performing the service. In some […]

Beginner Tips for Improving Intonation on the Flute

The term “intonation” is used to describe the accuracy of a pitch when played on a musical instrument. One of the biggest challenges when learning to play a wind instrument is learning to play with proper intonation, and being able to recognize when the intonation is off. On the flute, there are many different factors […]