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SW Flute Blog

An educational flute blog to help you learn the language of music and effective practice techniques.

Sarah Weisbrod | Flutist & Teaching Artist

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Whether you’re a high school senior auditioning for your first music program or a Master’s student applying for your DMA, discover my key tips for navigating a successful and stress-free on-campus audition day.


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Flute Tips

7 Practical Tips to Overcome Bad Tone Days

It happens to every flutist.  You put your instrument together eager to practice, put the flute up to your chin, play your first note, and what comes out?  Not your usual sound.  No amount of long tones or scales seems to fix your tone.  Frustration grows because you have a lesson in a couple hours […]


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Practice Tips

How to Practice Pitch Bends on the Flute

Did you know that pitch bending can actually improve your flute tone? That’s right, stretching your tone beyond what sounds good is beneficial for your flute playing.


Practice Tips

How to Organize an Effective Practice Session

Discover how to plan an effective practice session that is goal-orientated and keeps you focused so you can achieve your goals faster.


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Flute Tips

3 Reasons Flutists Should Record Practice Sessions

Every flutist needs to be recording their practice sessions. Find out 3 main reasons why you should start.


flutist, teaching artist, educator

Hi, I'm Sarah Weisbrod!

I'm a Twin Cities, MN flutist who's obsessed with the language of music and conquering obstacles on the flute.

Learning how to build a phrase, bring out important notes, and how to communicate musically changed my flute playing. It gave me stability when playing fast and better control of my nerves. It had such a profound impact on me that it’s the foundation of my teaching.

Everything I share with you, I do in my own daily practice. I’ve literally practiced what I teach. 

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