Get to know the Sara(h)’s as they share their thoughts and feelings on real life in the flute biz.
“Shame Triggers” that Come with a Career in Music With the end of the orchestra season approaching, it seems the appropriate time to take stock of the past year. Personally, I felt a roller coaster of emotions attached to the 2015-2016 orchestra season, from the highest level of musical connection and joy, to moments ofContinue reading ““Shame Triggers” that Come with a Career in Music”
The Truth About Why I Became a Musician When I think back to my earliest recollection of a connection or pull to music, I don’t think of my first piano lessons or even picking up the flute for the first time. Neither was there a cathartic moment while attending a live performance that I saidContinue reading “The Truth About Why I Became a Musician”
3 Key Things to Remember About Air If you are a student of either of the Sara(h)s then you probably have heard a LOT about how to use your air when playing the flute. More air, less air, sculpt your air, aim your air etc etc etc! The purpose of this post is to remindContinue reading “3 Key Things to Remember About Air”
Unexpected Leadership In my journey to becoming a professional musician, I never once thought about any aspects of leadership. I didn’t read any books about leadership, or take any courses, nor had I any ambitions to “lead” anyone other than myself. Since much of my motivation was based around worthiness and a need toContinue reading “Unexpected Leadership”
8 Musical Things I’m Grateful For One of the best tools both Sara(h)’s have started using in recent years in our quest for balanced, healthy lives and careers is the “gratitude journal”. Essentially it is any type of journal (big, small, fancy or even just some scrap paper) in which you write 8 thingsContinue reading “8 Musical Things I’m Grateful For”
My Audition Journey As I near a major birthday milestone and step ever further into my new role as a mother, I find myself spending a lot of time reflecting. I’ve started to analyse my time on the orchestral audition circuit for the first time since I got into it in 2002 in a wayContinue reading “My Audition Journey”