Episode 29

 

Flute 360 | Episode 29: “Journal Entry 4” (19:52)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses the underlining life lessons she is taking from her part-time job being a show note writer. The guests and panelists on these podcast shows are talking about coding, programming, and developing computer software and/or codes; however, there are core lessons to be learned and can easily be applied to music and music education. Check out today’s episode to hear more.

Episode 29 – Main Points:

  • 0:53 – The inspiration behind Series 5.
  • 2:30 – Programmers, developers, and such!
  • 2:56 – Guest: Tomas Eglinskas
  • 4:19 – Learn from unexpected places and people!
  • 6:08 – Lesson #1: Keep Learning & Growing
  • 8:33 – Lesson #2: Connect with People
  • 9:03 – Lesson #3: Contribute to Your Community
  • 9:45 – Lesson #4: Have An Open Heart About Criticism
  • 11:07 – Lesson #5: Make Connections from Different Fields
  • 14:00 – Summary

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Episode 28

Flute 360 | Episode 28: “Journal Entry 3” (7:18)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses an important music lesson she learned from TTU, applied it to the student in need, and saw amazing results. Not only did Heidi hear and feel the changes, but, more importantly, the student noticed and it impacted her, too.

Episode 28 – Main Points:

  • 1:00 – Series 5 could have been called “Teaching Observations.”
  • 1:45 – Musical lesson learned at TTU.
  • 1:56 – Sarah McKoin: “Solve a technical issue with a musical solution.”
  • 4:47 – Student: “That felt different!”
  • 5:31 – Making a musical impact on your students!

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Episode 27

Flute 360 | Episode 27: “Journal Entry #2”

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses her teaching observations from this past week. Also, she talks about time management and gives helpful hints on how to manage your resources. Check out her “picks” at the end of the episode!

Episode 27 – Main Points:

0:50 – Teaching Observations

1:08 – Hissing like an angry snake!

1:33 – Energy behind the sound.

2:24 – Practice not using the flute.

2:52 – Honey!

3:25 – Time Management

4:11 – Prioritize

5:03 – Time and Energy are Resources

5:15 – What are your priorities?

5:51 – Saying “No” is O.K.

6:03 – Create a spreadsheet

6:12 – MacFreelance

6:27 – Finding time for enjoyment.

8:08 – What are your time management techniques?

8:21 – Picks! Robert Stallman’s Book!

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Episode 26

Flute 360 | Episode 26: “A Journal Entry”

Today, Heidi talks about various subjects in this “Journal Entry” episode. She discusses her thoughts on education, hobbies such as reading, writing show notes for her husband’s business, and how all of these things can be related to flute performance. It’s an episode where she get’s personal and “jots” down her ideas via this podcast episode. Enjoy!

Episode 26 – Main Points:

  • Introduction (0:43)
  • Unwinding (1:28)
  • Espresso (2:06)
  • Dear Journal (2:25)
  • Writing is one of my passions. (2:48)
  • Reading “Hans Brinker” (3:08)
  • Words are powerful! (4:12)
  • Current studio (5:00)
  • I am proud to be their teacher. (6:41)
  • Grateful for past teachers (6:53)
  • Small tribute to Dr. Lisa Garner Santa (8:20)
  • Time is precious (9:23)
  • Find ease and comfort in the present. (10:21)
  • Tarrant County College – Music Appreciation Course (10:56)
  • How can “X” help me help be a better teacher or performer? (12:19)
  • Writing show notes for husband’s business. (13:02)
  • Value in those part-time jobs. (14:07)
  • Practice anywhere / Mental practice (16:00)
  • Inspired by Sarah Drasner (17:26)
  • Reading to help with creativity! (19:49)
  • Conclusion (22:15)

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Episode 25

 

Flute 360 | Episode 25: “Newsletter Announcement!”

In today’s episode, Heidi announces that she will be featured in a 2t Flute Academy’s September’s Newsletter, which will be available through the company’s website and YouTube. World-renown composer and musician, Christopher Caliendo, operates the 2t Flute Academy. In this video newsletter, I offer five tips to the teacher, student, and administrator in the spirit of a new academic year having begun. Check out their website and YouTube for the upcoming video newsletter!

Episode 25 – Main Points:

  • Video Newsletter! (1:00)
  • 2t Flute Academy’s Mission (1:31)
  • Check-out the 2t Flute Academy’s Website (2:03)
  • 5 tips for the academic year! (2:24)
  • Series 5 launches next Saturday! (3:16)

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Episode 24

 

Flute 360 | Episode 24: “A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman”

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Surman about the job application process. This interview is a continuation from Episode 23’s discussion with Patricia. Check-out this episode to hear topics concerning recordings, letters of recommendations, and much more!

 Episode 24 – Main Points:

  • Patricia Surman grew up in Southern California (1:33).
  • Be ready for anything! (3:08)
  • Further discussion on your flute recordings that you submit. (3:42)
  • Submit recordings that show your strengths. (4:33)
  • Numerous people write the job announcement. (8:34)
  • Job postings can change between the application deadlines to the interview date. (10:52)
  • Thoughts on rejection. (11:53)
  • What is a trumpeter listening for in the flutist’s performance? (14:21)
  • Who will be on the search committee? Let’s connect with those ears. (16:22)
  • Letters of Recommendation (18:35)
  • Send the job link. (25:12)
  • Send a thank you card. (29:00)
  • We are developing relationships with other people – we want to make the world better. (29:40)
  • There is a place for everyone within this music community. (30:42)

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Episode 23

Flute 360 | Episode 23: “A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman”

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Patricia Surman about the job application process. Topics range from the cover letter, CV, and recordings. Listen to Dr. Surman’s helpful insights on these various topics.

Episode 23 – Main Points:

  • Cover Letter / Letter of Interest / Letter of Application (2:06)
  • Be genuine about yourself and your experiences. (2:40)
  • Advice from Mom (4:01)
  • Presenting your materials in a neat package. (6:05)
  • Have another set of eyes look at your application. (7:18)
  • Read things from back to front. (7:56)
  • Just like practicing! (8:22)
  • Things not to do (11:55)
  • Purpose of the Cover Letter (12:54)
  • What makes you tick? (14:26)
  • CV (14:45)
  • Teaching, Research, and Service (18:46)
    • Research àProfessional Activities
  • When to cut out activities from your CV? (20:23)
  • The search committee wants to know: “What you are doing now?” (22:32)
  • Recordings: Teaching Video & Flute Recitals (23:32)
  • Highest quality recordings (24:21)
  • Wow factor! (25:02)
  • Teacher and student should look presentable on the teaching video. (26:45)
  • Duration: 15 minutes (27:46)
  • Grab the search committee’s attention right away! (28:42)

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Episode 22

Flute 360 | Episode 22: “The Follow-Up” (5:31)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about following-up after an interview or submission of a job application. In either case, it’s a good idea to be polite, professional, and courteous. Listen to today’s episode to find out more!

Episode 22 – Main Points:

  • Follow-up after a job application (0:58)
  • Follow-up after an interview (1:40)
  • Some personal thoughts (2:26)

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Episode 21

 

Flute 360 | Episode 21: “The Interview” (9:55)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the interview process. She talks about preparing for the interview and the interview itself. Whether you are being questioned to teach flute at a middle school or university these suggestions could help you out with your next interview.

Episode 21 – Main Points:

  • Preparing for the interview (1:13)
  • Mock interview (1:31)
  • Bring a hardcopy of your CV (2:09)
  • Bring your flute (3:00)
  • Attire (3:38)
  • Different settings (5:04)
  • Arrive early (6:16)
  • Be yourself (7:07)
  • Be thorough with your answers (7:30)
  • Summary (8:25)

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Episode 20

Flute 360 | Episode 20: “Recommendation Letters” (11:21)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about asking your mentors for letters of recommendation. Information includes: asking politely and professionally, updating your references of your recent accomplishments, writing a thank you note, and much more! 

Episode 20 – Main Points:

  • NFA Flute Convention, Orlando (0:43)
  • Asking references for recommendation letters (1:23)
  • Tip #1 (1:35)
  • Tip #2 (2:10)
  • Tip #3 (3:36)
  • Tip #4 (4:35)
  • Tip #5 (5:48)
  • Tip #6 (7:53)
  • Lecture recital on Hoover research (9:38)

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