I just realized that I have now been playing flute for 25 years! What started with me watching The Little Mermaid and wanting to pick up flute has now led me to my dream career. I am so grateful to get to do what I love everyday. Of course, I couldn’t have done it by myself. First, I am so thankful for my parents for putting me in private lessons from the very beginning and supporting me every step along the way. Also, to my little brother (pictured here) for being a good sport and going to all of my lessons/concerts. Then I have to thank all of my teachers: Cindy Henderson, Laurel Ann Maurer, April Clayton and Jim Walker.
This is from the BTS video from @thenunmovie scoring session (check out the video on my story!) Congrats again to Abel Korzeniowski on an incredible score that everyone is raving about! This weekend, The Nun was #1 in the box office and generated $53.5 million in the US and $131 million world wide 🤭
I’m so honored to have performed on the score to THE NUN, which opens today! Check it out- if you’re ok being scared!! Seriously, I had to stop watching the screen during the session cause it was terrifying 😳 Bravo to composer #AbelKorzeniowski on an incredible score! You can find it on iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Google Play. Also, thank you to @mark_robertson720 for having me on the session! @thenunmovie
Who's excited for the first @uscedu football game this weekend? I had to do another familiar tune for the new season! This is Conquest composed by Alfred Newman. Thank you to @usctmb for providing me the music to make this arrangement! Feel free to share this video with a fellow Trojan that might enjoy it and Fight On! (Full video on FB/YT) @uscalumni @uscthornton @uscyoungalumni @uscstw #USCAlumni #USCTrojans #FightOn
It’s a new week ☀️ Monday’s are hard but I challenge you to look at this new week with excitement about all of its possibilities! Tag a friend that you want to encourage 👯♀️👯♂️
My most downloaded arrangement on @musicnotescom BY FAR is “Married Life” from Up 🎈🏠🎈I would love to hear you guys playing my arrangements - so make sure to tag me and I’ll put them on my story 😊 My entire catalog is now up on MusicNotes so go check it out (link in bio) *alto: @tjflutes cloth: GinaMetric by myself and @beaumontmusic (available on my website!)
This year has been my favorite NFA so far. 1) I had an amazing time playing w/ Jim Walker, @josevalentinomusic and @gioflute at the Latin Jazz Cabaret - can’t think of a more talented and fun group of ppl to play with! 2) The @tjflutes family is the absolute best. I’m so thankful to be a part of it. 3) I loved catching up with old friends and making many new ones. 4) It was really fun to get to meet so many of YOU here on Instagram. Thank you for coming and saying hi 🙏 Till next year 💙💙💙
What is your favorite musical experience? Here are my top 3: 1) playing Happy Birthday to John Williams on his 80th bday. I had rehearsals all week with him and then a concert on the weekend playing all of his music with him conducting 🎵2) Playing “Down Under” with Colin Hay of Men at Work nationally televised on ABC. I had heard that song all the time as a kid growing up. It was one of the only songs I remember hearing on the radio with a flute in it. To be able to play it with the original singer was a dream. 3) Playing “Beauty and the Beast” Live at the Hollywood Bowl. I started playing flute because of Alan Menken and Beauty is one of my top 3 favorite Disney movies ever. Best part was when Alan came on stage and played a medley of his music.
Here is Habanera from Bizet's Carmen on #floboe w/ the incredible @oboejones 🤩 Tag your fav duet partner ⤵️👯♀️👯♂️👯♀️ This great arrangement is from @lastresortmusic. I love ALL of their books and they are perfect for gigs. If you need a duo/trio/quartet (and more!) and for any instrument combo, you'll find it on their site. If you're looking to find this particular arrangment, it's from Music for Two, Volume 6.
I woke up today thinking it was Tuesday 🤦🏻♀️ Life of a musician I guess 😂 Anyone else do this?