Flute Tips

Hello, my flutist friends.

I am pleased to welcome you to Mimi’s Tips, my series of brief videos with tips on various aspects of playing the flute and making music. I will discuss and demonstrate topics such as breathing, exercises, flute repertoire, tonguing, how to practice, interpretation, music history, and more.

I was inspired to start Mimi’s Tips because I correspond with flutists who write me with questions that often deal with the same important aspects of playing, so I thought I’d like to share my thoughts with flutists by video.
I hope you find them helpful, and feel free to continue sending me your questions and comments.

Wishing you exciting music-making,

My latest tips are on my Instagram page, which I invite you to follow here. Here are the direct links, listed by topic, and if you keep scrolling you'll see my tips from YouTube (please also subscribe to my channel).

Pressure on the face
Right before a performance, part 2
Right before a performance, part 1
Opening the throat
Tip for Hüe Fantaisie
Tip for Poulenc Sonata
Tip for Fauré Fantaisie
Thanks and welcoming comments and questions
Practice method for Mendelssohn Scherzo
Tip from Julius Baker for Taffanel & Gaubert #1
Mozart articulation tip
Triple tonguing tip
Piccolo care tip