Flutewise - An organisation for flute players
Flutewise is a great organisation that provides something very special for young flute players. Membership is open to anyone and everyone who plays or is interested in playing the flute although many of our events are restricted to members aged 8 to 18. There are different levels of membership; you can either become a full member or an e-member. If you are not a member yet we hope you will join us very soon.
Welcome to the Flutewise website.
In the ‘members only’ section of our website you’ll find lots of articles about flute playing, masses of music to download and play and you will be able to create your own profile page. Every day we’ll be adding new articles.
Here are just some of the things you will find:
- Threads - these are articles about the flute, flute playing and people who play the flute. As well as something new appearing everyday, there is a huge archive divided into a number of sections.
- Microbiographies of famous flute players - some of the people are Ian Clarke, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Philippa Davies, Atarah Ben Tovim
- Heavenly Flute Players (those are famous flute players who are dead but very important) including Theobald Boehm and Albert Cooper
- Flute Care - everything you need to know about looking after your flute plus flute buying
- A Job with a Flute - the title says it all, people share with us how they use their flute playing and music making skills in their jobs.
- Playing the Flute - whether you are an absolute beginner or an up and coming professional you will find something here which will education and inform you. Subjects covered include grade exams, festivals, breathing, playing in tune, starting on a fife, sight reading, performance confidence.
- Teaching the flute - these are articles that are of special interest to teachers.
- Top Five Pieces - this is a favourite section. Flute players, famous and not so famous, have shred their top five pieces of music. They are fascinating.
- The History of Flutewise -did you know Flutewise was set up in 1988? In the history section you will find information about our past magazines and some of our best events we've held alongside old letters and other articles of interest.
- Flute Fun -Jokes, cartoons, and Fluteland stories. You will also find articles on the piccolo, the flute and technology, competitions and quizzes and a huge section of our videos.
- Dots - in the archive of this section you will find all different types of music that you can download and print out to play. There is a section on scales and arpeggios and another on studies and exercises - very useful for improving your playing and grade exams. In Pieces you will find lots of famous repertoire for the flute plus some traditional folk tunes. Again, there are some pieces that are used for grade exams. There is also a huge section of group pieces - everything from duets to flute choir pieces. The material is suitable for players from beginners to post grade 8. If you are a member this huge and growing library is all yours for free!
- Reviews - here you will find reviews of the latest sheet music, books and CDs - and you can leave your own comments about them all.
Flutewise also organises great flute events for young people aged from 8 to 18, from absolute beginners to post Grade 8. Some events last only an hour or so, some last all day and others last several days. Some of our very best ones are our residential courses. Flutewise events are held in different places around the UK as well as abroad. You can find details on our events page.
Here are some comments about a recent Flutewise event:
It was really good fun in Tunbridge Wells!
Stevens workshop about telling a story with your flute was really interesting and imaginative.
The Top Wind was really interesting and I learnt a lot of things!
I loved blowing the bubbles and seeing the cat, the toy that showed us how to breath was really funny!
It was really amazing to see Emma Halnan because I had watched the episode of her playing in BBC Young Musician of the year, her duet with Steven was Really Good!
The only problem was, was that I didn't know anyone, so at break there was no-one to talk to and I felt a bit on my own. So, I told my Mum and we have decided that next time my friend (who also plays the flute) will come along, sadly she isn't a member of Flutewise (yet) is that alright?
My favourite part of the Flutewise event was meeting Emma, and the concert. It was really nice to meet a professional Flute player and she really inspired me. I thought the music was also really good and I loved the Bass Flute.
I would definitely come to another Flutewise event. I felt really safe there and I am going to become a member. I really enjoyed Flutewise and I am going to come to another one.
Thank you for inspiring me and opening a door to a great day!