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"We need to cut the umbilical with those nerves and just let go when we improvise - now more than ever we need some fun in our lives" This week Jean-Paul revisits a podcast going b...

"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 Farl...

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 ab...

"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, colou...

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 e...

"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 o...

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 play...

"We live in a world of colour and music is no different!" "Colour creates interest and we can use this in a playing to turn a black and white performance in to a vibrant technicolo...

Writing beautiful ambient mediation music. This week Jean-Paul constructs a podcast from an Zoom catch-up conversation he had with London based multi-instrumentalist, composer and ...

"The corporate world is in need of creative people like never before!" "We're inundated with the sense of artificial self growth.  I think it's important that we go back to the cha...

"With RoSaWay we become alive!"..."We sleep, eat and drink RoSaWay 24hrs a day!" This week on "Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with Rachel and Stef, the flute playing, singi...

The first female flute playing superstar in a field of men! "If you can play Fauré Fantasy' at crochet - 144 then you can play the flute!" This week on 'Talking Flutes' Clare speak...

The wisdom of Pahud! "What are opinions if you can't integrate them in to the modern world" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speak via Zoom with Russian born musician ...

The wisdom of mother's and their invaluable support to our music. In 'Talking Flutes' this week, and timed around 'Mother's Day' here in the UK (14th March), Clare speaks about the...

"She was playing the tin whistle down the phone at 1 am!" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra', Jean-Paul speaks with the fabulous London based Irish and folk flute / guitar player ...

A joyful and different flute teaching method. In Talking Flutes this week, Jean-Paul is speaking with composer and musician Andy Scott and usual Talking Flutes podcast host Clare a...

"That low F is a pain in the butt!" The trials and tribulations of being a specialist flute repairer. This week Jean-Paul speak with specialist flute repairer, flute player, teache...

Annoying Marcel Moyse with changing tape cassettes...The Importance of intonation in an audition and many many more stories and teaching experiences from the wonderful flute player...

"I literally lay awake at night wondering what that flute sounds like" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with self-confessed 'Flute Nerd' and multi-instrumentali...

"It's a wonderful journey of discovery!" This week on 'Talking Flutes' Clare speaks with Renaissance and Baroque flute specialist Elizabeth Walker about her love for performing on ...

"Employing the imagination and never letting go!" In this extended 'Talking Flutes Extra' podcast this week, Jean-Paul speaks with Emmy, Grammy and winner of over 50 Downbeat and m...

The musical genius that is Charles Koechlin (1867 - 1950) In 'Talking Flutes' this week Clare speaks via Zoom with musician and flute player Nicola Woodward about her study of, and...

"Teaching is not a science, it's artistically very easy!" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week Jean-Paul talks with William Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Irish Academy of ...

Motivations for change in 2021! With the devastation that Covid has caused to music, musicians and people around the world in 2020, Clare and Jean-Paul discuss their hopes for the ...

Banishing 2020 to history and looking forward to 2021! In this festive edition, Clare and Jean-Paul talk about their Christmas traditions and also the importance of planning your f...

"Being homesick for my culture during this festive time of the year." In this 'Extra' podcast, Jean-Paul catches up again with NY based Swedish musician and flute player Elsa Nilss...

Happy Birthday!!  The legacy of Sir James Galway with the 'Galway Flute Academy' "Get a book on singing, read the first chapter on breathing and then apply it to your flute playing...

What it's like to play 'l'apres midi' and the punishing schedule of being an orchestral flute player. "If you're not sure if you want to be a flute player, then if you have to ask ...

"It's a given that you've got technical prowess at an audition so don't play anything complicated...you'll impress nobody!" One of the most insightful flute podcasts of the last 12...

Hey Mr Moyse, what's with that pipe? To celebrate 'Thanksgiving' in the USA, this week on 'Talking Flutes' Clare and Jean-Paul talk about some of the many flute related things they...

How we teach and how our students learn! In 'Talking Flutes' this week Clare returns from a walk along the beach with her beloved dogs and reflects about how teaching in these stra...

"Size really does matter!" In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, Jean-Paul speaks to musician, flute player, author, teacher, arranger and composer Stephen Clark about his very succ...

"It oozes out of every pore!" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with Principal Flute of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra about the most important part of musi...

Squashed and lost flutes, buckets of thrown urine and breaking down on the edge of an English mountain at 3 am in full concert dress...and much much more! In 'Talking Flutes' Hallo...

"I can't see Hollywood movie and T.V music sessions ever being a permanently remote operation post Covid." In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week Jean-Paul speaks with L.A based Gina ...

"Life rarely works out as you initially think it will!" This week on 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with composer and flutist Nicole Chamberlain about her career in 3D ani...

"Breaking musical boundaries...It's much more about instinct" This week in 'Talking Flutes Extra' Jean-Paul speaks with the fabulous queen of Low Flutes Carla Rees.  Covering many ...

Exercise and Music are like the 'Yin and the Yang' Celebrity Hollywood Personal Trainer and flutist Ridge Davis talks about his journey from doing his flute Masters at Coburn with ...

The musical pulse keeps the music alive! 'Who I was and how I identified myself with... was suddenly gone!" We have an extra 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week where we catch up with...

The joy of playing in a group and developing your musical ear can't be understated. In this 'Talking Flutes' podcast, Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in London Cla...

Video game music gives the flute arranger interesting problems! In 'Talking Flutes Extra' this week, the uber popular Barry Griffiths aka @grizzlyflute on Instagram talks about des...

"It's so important to learn music by memory as you listen so much more when you're not looking at the dots!' On 'Talking Flutes' this week we talk to the phenomenally talented musi...

What it's like to be told you'll never play the flute again!   In 'Talking Flutes' this week, Jean-Paul and Clare talk about the devastation that Coronavirus has impacted on the ar...

Recharging our inner batteries with the same effort as we do our mobile phones! How guided mediations can lead you on a journey to new focus and relaxation. This week Jean-Paul tak...

To the frustrated few, it's an "evil twig and to non flute players it is affectionately referred to as firewood.   The piccolo however in the right hands can be one of the most bea...

Flute teachers and students are both learners which is why teachers also need to be constantly learning how to teach, and when to pass their students on.  This week in 'Talking Flu...

"Be happy to break boundaries for the love of your instrument...' "I didn't choose the flute, it chose me" Recorded before the Covid lockdown in the UK and social distancing introd...

Listening is not just listening?  How deep are you listening and how are you listening?   How to be in tune with the rhythmic pulse when you are layering and creating music with an...

"The best in the world at what he does...- NY Times" "if Mozart was around today, he would definitely be a 'cat', and most definitely playing Ibiza" and "...all musicians should ha...

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