A Short History of the Flute

history of the flute

The history of musical instruments is a long and misty story. Often, the origins of an instrument are not clear but are based on folklore and unproven stories.  Without a doubt, the oldest instrument in the world is either the human voice or an untuned percussion instrument like the drum. The voice is the only […]

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Music Speaks to Me

By Marilyn Floyd Being a piano teacher, I think most people expect me to love classical music. Generally, I do enjoy it, but it is not my “go-to” genre.  The California Conservatory of Music, gives an excellent list of reasons why we study classical music: 1) Classical music is the basic building block for all […]

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