292 episodes

The #1 Flute Podcast Channel ‘Talking Flutes‘ where the recipe and ingredients are very simple. Take a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright). Then speak with some of the world‘s leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians. Top with mental health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

Talking Flutes Jean-Paul Wright & Clare Southworth

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

The #1 Flute Podcast Channel ‘Talking Flutes‘ where the recipe and ingredients are very simple. Take a leading flute player, author, golfer and Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Clare Southworth) and mix with flute player, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Public Speaker and Managing Director of the world famous TJ flute brand (Jean-Paul Wright). Then speak with some of the world‘s leading flute players including Sir James Galway, Jasmine Choi, Denis Bouriakov, Paul Edmund-Davies, Gareth Davies (too many more beautiful flute playing guests to mention in a single paragraph), and gently mix these together with some Grammy and Emmy winning musicians. Top with mental health awareness advice from Dr Joe Stammeijer and finish with some stunning music, laughs and plenty of fun.

    Your flute playing questions answered! E:290 with Clare Southworth & Jean-Paul Wright

    Your flute playing questions answered! E:290 with Clare Southworth & Jean-Paul Wright

    Revamp your flute journey by diving into the latest episode of "Talking Flutes" with Jean-Paul and Clare down in Hove (south of England), unraveling the many mysteries of setting up your very own flute studio. Join the conversation with them both as they tackle more intriguing questions from fellow enthusiasts.
    Discover the liberating yet occasionally frustrating aspects of establishing your flute teaching practice. Uncover the secrets behind the invigorating experience of incorporating group lessons into your teaching repertoire. Plus the importance of pushing yourself to reach new heights with the instrument you have whilst always trying to be the best flute playing version of yourself.
    "Talking Flutes," "Talking Flutes Extra," and "Bitesize," are captivating podcast productions by the TJ flute company. Elevate your flute expertise and explore more at www.tjflutes.com. 

    • 33 min
    Staying Connected With The Audience. E:289 Talking Flutes ’Bitesize’ with Jean-Paul Wright

    Staying Connected With The Audience. E:289 Talking Flutes ’Bitesize’ with Jean-Paul Wright

    The importance of being in the moment!
    Music has the remarkable ability to transcend time and space, inviting us to journey through emotions and stories crafted by composers. When a musician steps onto the stage, they become the conduit through which these emotions flow, seeking to communicate with their audience on a profound level. However, achieving this connection requires more than technical prowess. It demands a deep and unwavering link between the performer and the music, a connection that stretches beyond notes and rhythms.
    In this bitesize pod, we’ll explore the significance of staying connected with the music when performing a piece, delving into the impact it has on both the performer and the listener. Through examples and practical exercises, we unravel the art of being present in the musical moment.
    'Talking Flutes', 'Talking Flutes Extra' and 'Bitesize' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.tjflutes.com 

    • 9 min
    Is there a flute playing G.O.A.T? Talking Flutes Episode 288 with Josh Johnson & Jean-Paul Wright

    Is there a flute playing G.O.A.T? Talking Flutes Episode 288 with Josh Johnson & Jean-Paul Wright

    Is Josh the ultimate flute nerd?
    This week Jean-Paul meets up with flute player and multi-instrumentalist Josh Johnson who has traded New York for London, to ask him flute questions that have been sent in by listeners.
    1. Is there a G.O.A.T?
    2. What makes a flute nerd?
    3. What's the most special flute you've played?
    4. Who are your five favourite flute players?
    5. Why do people get upset with vibrato?
    6. What are your favourite makers of piccolo, C flute, alto and bass?
    7. Why should somebody attend a flute convention?
    along with other related questions.
    'Talking Flutes', 'Talking Flutes Extra' and 'Bitesize' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.tjflutes.com 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Musical Liberation and Freedom! E:287 with Jean-Paul Wright

    Musical Liberation and Freedom! E:287 with Jean-Paul Wright

    Don't listen if you're driving!!
    This week is a very different podcast and one that whilst it has been requested quite a few times by listeners, we have been at a loss as to how to actually work it in.
    You see, many of our listeners catch-up each week on their way to work in the car, train or walking.  This podcast should not be listened to if you are driving or walking as we've succumbed!
    This week we have a creative visualisation exercise on the subject of ‘Liberation & Empowerment’ which many of you will find easier if you are able to close your eyes.
    So please switch the podcast off if you’re catching up whilst driving or walking and make sure you listen when you are able to sit down for 10 minutes.
    Please take a moment to 'Like' and 'Rate' this podcast on whatever provider you are listening to this on.  It really does help!
    'Talking Flutes', 'Talking Flutes Extra' and 'Bitesize pods are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.tjflutes.com 
     
     

    • 17 min
    Finger Technique for Flute Players! E: 286 with Elizabeth Walker and Clare Southworth

    Finger Technique for Flute Players! E: 286 with Elizabeth Walker and Clare Southworth

    "Don't be stuck to the music stand!"
    This week on Talking Flutes Clare speaks once again with the fabulous Elizabeth Walker about finger technique.  Amongst many important topics, they explore why technique is only as good as your sound, correct hand positioning, discuss open vs closed holes and speak about the why controlled relaxation allows movement.
    A really important and interesting pod which covers a large swathe of flute study questions that we often get asked!
    Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @talkingflutes and also send in any flute or performance related question to us at flutepodcasts@gmail.com 
    'Talking Flutes', 'Talking Flutes Extra' and 'Bitesize' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.tjflutes.com

    • 43 min
    How to elevate your performance! Podcast 285 with Jean-Paul Wright

    How to elevate your performance! Podcast 285 with Jean-Paul Wright

    Exploring Tonal Colours & Expression! 
    Music is a universal language that transcends boundaries, evokes emotions, and communicates feelings that words often struggle to convey. At the heart of this communication lies the concepts of tonal colours and expression, essential elements for musicians to effectively communicate their musical narratives.
    For flute players, mastering tonal colours and expression is not just a technical feat; it is a transformative journey that leads to profound musical interpretations and deeply resonant performances. This short bitesize pod delves into the significance of tonal colours and expression for flute players, examining how these aspects are created and harnessed to captivate audiences and convey emotions.
    Please continue to rate and like our Talking Flutes podcast channel.  After 6 years of these weekly pods we really do appreciate you showing your support this way ❤️
    'Talking Flutes', 'Talking Flutes Extra' and 'Bitesize' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.tjflutes.com

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

AHROCK ,

Essentially listening

Superb content. Interesting and very informative. Plenty of interviews with professional players and discussions covering all aspects of playing and flute design. If you play flute, this is an essential listen.

Fundamentally Flutey ,

Brilliant… whatever your level!

Great nuggets to inspire & inform. I enjoy this myself & recommend it to all my students too. Light hearted and informal with solid advice. Thank you.

Cyclestofailure ,

Nice 'bite-sized' flute podcasts!

At last!!...some nice 'bite-sized' short podcasts with some excellent practice and performance info.

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