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“I had a dream …

“I had a dream that my history paper was done AND I got a new flute. That would have been wonderful.” – flute student, Cassandra Soffron


“I LOVE when …

“I LOVE when people are alive!” – flute student, Corinne Berntsen

Corinne’s favorite composer is Samuel Hazo, and he was the Conductor for the All New England Music Festival’s Symphonic Band.  Corinne was very excited to participate in All New England, and this quote was her reaction to learning that Hazo would be her conductor.


You know you’re a musician. . .

“You know that you’re a musician when, in joining your dad and brother’s acorn-whistling contests, you figure out how to play Hot Cross Buns.” – flute student, Brittany Petros

Yup.  That’s how I knew!


“I love it so much. . .

“I love it so much, I can’t even take it!!!” – flute student, Cassandra Soffron

This quote was Cassandra’s response when I asked her how she liked the piece she was getting ready to perform, Ernest Bloch’s Suite Modale.  She had just had her first rehearsal with the accompanist and was pretty excited about the piece.  (I knew it was the right piece for her – and her performance was lovely!)


“It’s really fun…

“It’s really fun to play when you know you are getting so much better!” – flute student, Kiersten Flodman

She just blurted this one out in the middle of a flute lesson. . .


“Smile and nod….

“Smile and nod. Maybe she’ll go away.” – flute student, Madison Butler

This was Madison’s response to my very earnest, upbeat, and somewhat lengthy pep talk during a flute lesson.  She even smiled and nodded while she said it. . .


I have such an …

“I have such an eclectic mix of music on my iphone, it just went from Mozart to The Who.”  – flute student, Drew Hinckley

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