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The Beaker Face

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Any child who was priveledged enough to grow up in the age of Hannah-Barbara, otherwise known as the 1980’s, when the cartoons on Saturday morning were worth watching ( a la: GI Joe, She-Ra, He-Man, Rainbow Bright, My Little Pony and Thunder Cats), kids were expected to go outside and play after school and The Muppets reigned supreme, can identify …

Florida Flute Convention 2012

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Are you going to be going to the Florida Flute Convention this year? I am and am excited to announce that I be giving two presentations. Being A Flutist in the National Guard – Friday 4:30 PM The first presentation will be Friday at 4:30 PM and is entitled “Being a Flutist in the National Guard”. Drawing on my 8 …

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How to Squat – From Diesel Strength

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Diesel Strength and Conditioning | Athletic Strength Training. This is a comprehensive (read: long and highly detailed) post on HOW to squat. It’s amazing that something so incredibly simple, something we did as 2-year olds without a second thought has become so incredibly difficult for us.  Unless your daily job has you squatting (like lots of people who are not …

NFA Convention Recap

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So I’ve been back from the convention for a few weeks already, and I haven’t found the time to be able to write anything!  My head has been swimming with thoughts and ideas, but, fortunately for me, business has picked up in a big way and, well, I had a lot to catch up on.  You see, the last day …

Exciting Announcement!

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After my NFA panel presentation on “Injury Prevention and Pain Management” I was approached by Mary O’Brien from FluteFocus.com about writing for her website on a regular basis.  I gladly said yes so keep a lookout for my articles there.  My first post is going to be about that very panel presentation topic.  I am very excited to be writing …

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Activating the Lower Traps

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What are the lower traps and what do I mean by activate?  This is by no means an exhaustive, comprehensive post, but this should give you a general idea. There are three parts of the trapezius muscle: the upper fibers (used to bring your shoulders to your ears), the middle fibers that bring your shoulders up and also inward, just …

Off to NFA!

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It’s finally here!  Hard to believe it but today I am leaving to go to the National Flute Association Convention.  I will have a JAM-PACKED schedule and that doesn’t even include just going around to the things I WANT to visit! So far: Wednesday: Meet up with Flute Specialists and see if I can help them set up their booth.  …

It’s a Wild Ride…

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So life has been crazy, lately.  I know, I know, I was on a roll, posting a few new blog posts every week, and believe me, I have more than a few drafts in the works, but I just haven’t been able to get to them.  I could put something out just for the sake of generating content, but I …