168 episodes

#1 flute podcast channel by Clare Southworth and Jean-Paul Wright

Talking Flutes‪!‬ Flute Fun, performance tips and interviews by Clare Southworth Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Jean-Paul Wright - Managing Director of TJ flutes in London.

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#1 flute podcast channel by Clare Southworth and Jean-Paul Wright

    166. You can't tell a flute player what instrument to play, they decide! - David Farley

    166. You can't tell a flute player what instrument to play, they decide! - David Farley

    "I love taking a spark of an idea and being able to formulate a new instrument or changes to an existing one!"


    In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul speaks with David Farley technical director at TJ flutes in London (U.K) about his last 30 years of working with musical instruments, and his dedication and commitment to learning from the great makers before us.


    David also speaks about the wonderful new 'Voce' headjoint, the new wooden flute that he's designed and his drive to get the Open G# flute back in to circulation at an affordable price.


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com


     

    • 57 min
    165. Breaking down barriers to bring live music to children! - Atarah Ben-Tovim M.B.E

    165. Breaking down barriers to bring live music to children! - Atarah Ben-Tovim M.B.E

    2000 concerts, 2 million children and 12 years of musical Joy!


    In part 2 of her interview with Atarah Ben-Tovim M.B.E Clare asks about the fabulous Atarah's Band and how it came about.  "Doing large scale kids concerts in big auditoriums wasn't an easy sell as a woman back in the 60's and 70's."


    Atarah also speaks about the use of the thumb Bb vs the long Bb fingering and whilst she doesn't get nervous as a performer, does when she accompanies her students in their exams!


    If you have any questions or ideas for future podcasts then get in touch via flutepodcasts@gmail.com


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com


     

    • 29 min
    164. "There's a moment in life when something clicks" - Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE

    164. "There's a moment in life when something clicks" - Atarah Ben-Tovim MBE

    "If I'd had been a man, life with the flute would have been very different!"


    This week on 'Talking Flutes' in the first of a two part podcast Clare speaks with the enigmatic, colourful and tour de force that is Atarah Ben-Tovim M.B.E about being involved in the flute playing world for over 60 years.  From breaking down barriers and being Principal Flute in Liverpool during the 60's and the time of the Beatles, to her continued love and passion for flute study.


    Atarah Ben-Tovim, MBE is a British flautist and children's concert presenter.  Born in Wales, Ben-Tovim played her first television concert live at the Royal Albert Hall, at the age of fourteen. She was principal flautist with the National Youth Orchestra, and then from 1963-75 principal flautist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. She left the RLPO to found Atarah's Band in 1975, a group which sought to improve children's experiences with classical music. Atarah was awarded the MBE in 1980 for her work in this field. During its lifetime, the band played to over three million people.

    In the late 1980s, BBC Radio Three made the programme Atarah's Music Box, all about children and music. Omnibus devoted a programme to her work, as did Blue Peter and Magpie. Her own television series, Atarah's Music, aimed at primary school children, aired in 1982.



    Together with her husband Douglas Boyd she published The Right Instrument for Your Child followed by You Can Make Music!.


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute Company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com 


     

    • 43 min
    163. 'How to Shhh that annoying inner voice!' - Jean-Paul Wright

    163. 'How to Shhh that annoying inner voice!' - Jean-Paul Wright

    You only need 10 minutes to re-charge yourself!


    In a very different  'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, co-host Jean-Paul speaks about the importance for us to spend a little time each day resting the social media 'scrolling' finger.  "We need to regularly reboot ourselves, to destress and find some peace. Meditation / Mindfulness / Creative Visualisation or whatever you wish to call it is the perfect way to begin this journey"


    (Do not listen whilst you are driving or using machinery as there are guided meditations and exercises included in this podcast.)


    Meditation is simple.  Despite what you may already believe, you don't have to wear funny clothes, sit in a weird position with hands facing upwards and thumb and fingers in an 'O' position chanting 'Ommm'.  You don't have to be a vegetarian and you certainly don't have to subscribe to a certain faith or philosophy.  


    So sit back and enjoy this 50 minute relaxing podcast.


    For more information and loads of completely free mediations visit www.thehappyflutist.com


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com


     


     


     

    • 49 min
    162. The wonder and joy of playing in a flute choir - Andrea Kuypers

    162. The wonder and joy of playing in a flute choir - Andrea Kuypers

    "The importance of building up rather than knocking down in teaching!"


    This week on 'Talking Flutes', Clare speaks with the wonderful teacher, performer and founder and conductor of the 'Flutes Unlimited' flute choir and host of the 'Flutes du Soleil' summer flute course held in France Andrea Kuypers.


    During the podcast Andrea speaks about how she learnt from her own experiences of 'negative' teaching methods (knocking down to build back up) when she herself was a music college to focus her own students only on the positive aspects of learning and developing their own unique styles and musicality. 


    They also speak about the wonderful 'no pressure' summer flute course held each year in France called 'Flues du Soleil' .


    Andrea is a freelance performer. She has performed and recorded with all the major Scottish Orchestras and has been fortunate enough to work with such renowned soloists as Mel Torme, George Shearing, Jack Jones, James Galway, Nichola Benedetti and The Priests.


    You can find out more information about Andrea and her wealth of flute activities by visiting www.kuypers.co.uk


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com


     


     

    • 43 min
    161. "You can do more in jazz by playing less!" - Nicola Rizzo

    161. "You can do more in jazz by playing less!" - Nicola Rizzo

    Whatever standard you are on your instrument we can all play jazz! 


    Let's start by getting your flute out!


    This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with Jazz flute player, composer, author and recording engineer Nicola Rizzo from his home in Bari in southern Italy.


    During the podcast Nicola explains how we can all "break free" and get started with jazz and not only demonstrates how we can easily do it, but we include some play along tracks actually within the podcast for you try it yourself!


    A really interesting and interactive educational podcast from a really lovely guy and passionate musician


    More information on his flute tutor and latest album can be found on www.nicolarizzojazzflute.com


    'Talking Flutes' and 'Talking Flutes Extra' are podcast productions by the TJ flute company.  For more information www.trevorjamesflutes.com

    • 58 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Nice 'bite-sized' flute podcasts!

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

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