Flute 360

By Heidi Kay Begay

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The Flute 360 podcast incorporates a panoramic view of flute-related topics. The episodes are based on research and Heidi's expertise in the field. Flute 360 is a podcast for the modern-day flutist.

Episode Date
Episode 20: Recommendation Letters
11:20

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)

Episode 20 – References Mentioned:

Aug 11, 2018
Episode 19: Recordings
24:01

Flute 360 | Episode 19: “Recordings” (24:04)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with audio and video engineer, Eric Jay Begay. She asks him questions in regards to the recording process. Questions include topics such as recording equipment, the venue, microphone placement, and more!

Episode 19 – Main Points:

Episode 19 – Resources Mentioned:

 

 

Aug 04, 2018
Episode 18: Curriculum Vitae & Résumé
11:46

Flute 360 | Episode 18: “Curriculum Vitae & Résumé”

In today’s episode, Heidi offers four main suggestions for writing your résumé and/or CV. Before she dives into specific points, she reminds everyone to take care of themselves while applying to jobs. Some suggestions include: smile, exercise, eat an anti-inflammatory diet, and much more! Series 1 is a great review for how to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. Finally, Heidi talks about how to organize your résumé and/or CV.

Episode 18 – Main Points:

  • Résumé and/or Curriculum Vitae (4:26)
  • Four suggestions for your document:
  • 1.) Organization (5:31)
    • Education
    • Teaching Experience
    • Performance & Research
    • Service
    • Honors & Awards
    • References
  • 2.) Relevance (7:40)
  • 3.) Don’t overstate your abilities (8:34)
  • 4.) Quantify or qualify your accomplishments (9:34)

Episode 18 – Resources Mentioned:

Jul 28, 2018
Episode 17: Cover Letter
06:14

Flute 360 | Episode 17: “Cover Letter” (6:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses one document that is often required in job applications and that is the cover letter. She talks about its format and offers some general suggestions when writing the letter of application.

Episode 17 – Main Points:

  • General suggestions (1:34)
  • Format of the cover letter (2:29)
  • Three to four paragraphs
  • Introduction (3:50)
  • Main section (4:07)
  • Conclusion (4:34)
  • Need your cover letter edited? Contact Heidi! (5:05)

Episode 17 – Resources Mentioned:

Jul 21, 2018
Episode 16: Lessons from Greece
13:28

Flute 360 | Episode 16: “Lessons from Greece!” (13:30)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about her travels to Santorini, Athens, and Thessaloniki, Greece from these past three weeks. During these travels, she discusses the lessons she’s learned, such as being a supportive teacher, confidence, and traveling to gain new perspectives. Finally, Heidi encourages listeners to send their questions on topics that will be found in Series 4. Topics include cover letters, résumés, letters of recommendations, teaching and recording videos, the interview, and post-interview. Series 4 launches next week on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Episode 16 – Main Points:

  • Travels to Greece (1:47)
  • Anatolia College’s Summer Music Festival (3:12)
  • Lesson #1 from Greece: Be a Supportive Teacher (3:54)
  • Lesson #2 from Greece: Build Your Confidence (5:24)
  • Lesson #3 from Greece: Travel! (7:40)
  • Series 4 (11:34)

Episode 16 – Resources Mentioned:

Jul 14, 2018
Episode 15: An Interview with Beatriz Macias
39:10

Flute 360 | Episode 15: “An Interview with Beatriz Macías!” (39:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi speaks with Beatriz Macías about her orchestral audition process, being a person, performer, entrepreneur, and much more!

Episode 15 – Main Points:

  • Beatriz’s background (2:15)
  • Beatriz’s and Erica Peel’s NFA class in 2016 (4:45)
  • The day of the audition (10:53)
  • Take your time – ground yourself (14:10)
  • After the audition (14:49)
  • Reflection of the audition/performance (16:23)
  • The differences between an American vs. European audition (19:23)
  • Beatriz meets Erica Peel (20:00)
  • Paul Edmund-Davies (24:05)
  • Opera singer (24:36)
  • Sing your flute music (26:54)
  • Baby Mozart (29:36)
  • As a musician, be willing to adapt. (32:51)
  • Last comments (34:39)
  • Seth Allyn Morris (36:32)
  • Conclusion (38:12)

Episode 15 – Resources Mentioned:

Flute 360’s Sponsor:

Jul 07, 2018
Episode 14: A Q&A with Dr. McDermott
18:18

Flute 360 | Episode 14: “A Q&A with Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott” (18:20)

In today’s episode, Dr. McDermott and Heidi answer questions submitted by Flute 360’s listeners. Topics vary and include: graduate studies in music, performance anxiety, and flute pedagogy for beginners. Please feel free to submit your own question to the show, and Flute 360 will answer in a future episode!

Episode 14 – Main Points:

  • Question 1: Preparation for graduate school (1:42)
    • To take a break or not to take a break – that is the question!
  • Question 2: Performance anxiety and some tips to overcome (5:10)
    • Yoga
    • Exercise
    • It’s a privilege to perform the composer’s piece.
    • Play at senior centers or church to build confidence.
    • Ervin Monroe’s advice – Dr. McDermott’s past teacher. 

Episode 14 – Resources Mentioned:

Flute 360’s Sponsor:

Jun 30, 2018
Episode 13: A Podcast Update
08:08

Flute 360 | Episode 13: “A Podcast Update” (8:08)

In today’s episode, Heidi gives updates on her personal life and the podcast. She also describes the upcoming podcast series, which will launch Saturday, July 14, 2018 with Dr. Patricia Surman!

Episode 13 – Main Points:

Episode 13 – Resources Mentioned:

Flute 360’s Sponsor:

Jun 23, 2018
Episode 12: An Interview with Mr. Christopher Cox
17:21

Flute 360 | Episode 12: “An Interview with Mr. Christopher Cox” (17:22)

Heidi talks with Chris about his methods to start and maintain a successful flute studio! Today’s episode is a great summary of Flute 360’s Episodes 5-8, plus new information from Chris.

Episode 12 – Main Points:

Episode 12 – Resources Mentioned:

Contact Information:

Flute 360’s Sponsor:

Jun 16, 2018
Episode 11: An Interview with David Straubinger
28:36

Flute 360 | Episode 11: “An Interview with David Straubinger” (28:40)

Heidi talks with David Straubinger about his musical and business background, how this led him to develop and make his own pads and flutes, and maintenance advice for flutists of all ages!

Episode 11 – Main Points:

  • David’s musical background (2:05)
  • From Straubinger pads to flute making (6:36)
  • Purchasing a flute (10:07)
  • Creating a budget (16:09)
  • The different flute scales (19:06)
  • 440 Hz, 442 Hz, 444 Hz (20:00)
  • Maintenance and repair (20:58)
  • Emergency situations (24:13)
  • David’s final comment (26:37)

Episode 11 – Resources Mentioned:

Jun 09, 2018
Episode 10: An Interview with Dr. Sam Hood
01:11:52

Flute 360 | Episode 10: “An Interview with Dr. Sam Hood” (1:16:12)

Today, Heidi talks with Sam Hood about his thesis research, “The Flutist’s MAPP (Movement Applications for Practice and Performance): A Dalcrozian Approach to Flute Pedagogy.” Sam talks about Dalcroze’s method and how it led him to his thesis topic. In addition, he discusses three exercises (tap the balloon, arm flute walking music, and “hoopbrato”) that flutists can incorporate within their own practice session!

Episode 10 – Main Points:

Episode 10 – Resources Mentioned:

Books:

YouTube Videos:

Sam Hood’s Videos:

  • Video 1 – Time, Space, & Energy
  • Video 2 – Tap the Balloon
  • Video 3 – Arm Flute Walking Music
  • Video 4 – “Hoopbrato”

Contact Information:

Flute 360's Sponsor:

Jun 02, 2018
Episode 9: An Interview with Carol Wincenc
25:41

Flute 360 | Episode 9: “An Interview with Carol Wincenc” (25:44)

In September of 2017, Carol Wincenc visited the Texas Tech University’s School of Music. During her residency, Heidi interviewed the “Queen of the flute” (New York Magazine) and asked her questions about artistry, flute tone, and much more!

Episode 9 – Main Points:

  • Introduction
  • Question 1 (1:07)
  • Carol’s fine arts background: ballet & theater
  • Pursue your dream! (2:23)
  • Family’s musical background (2:54)
  • Giving back to the community (3:21)
  • Finding your niche (3:51)
  • Inner calling (4:07)
  • Carol’s son, Nicola Wincenc (5:28)
  • Carol’s father was a violinist (6:14)
  • Core of the sound (7:34)
  • Flute sonorities (8:41)
  • Visual art (9:54)
  • Performing on stage (10:32)
  • We are always learning! (11:54)
  • Christopher Rouse’s Flute Concerto (12:59)
  • Joan Tower’s Rising (15:16)
  • Lukas Foss’ Renaissance Concerto (16:28)
  • Living in Rome, 1966-1967 (18:16)
  • Final question (21:22)
  • Being of service (22:55)

Episode 9 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay’s Information:

Flute 360's Sponsor:

May 26, 2018
Episode 8: Student Success
14:57

Flute 360 | Episode 8: “Student Success” (14:58)

In this episode, Heidi discusses student success. She talks about how you as the teacher can help motivate your students toward success through encouragement and support; as well as how to help each student thrive in a unique way depending on their personality and learning style. She encourages you to help your student find success, so that they can feel accomplished, no matter what the outcome may be.

Episode 8 – Main Points:

  • Organization of the studio space (0:53)
  • Showing support and encouragement (1:58)
  • Support will motivate students
  • Listen to their goals (6:39)
  • Students are unique individuals (8:09)
  • The student’s self-esteem and self-image (10:02)
  • Create a website tab that centers on student success (13:08)
  • Additional resources (13:52)
  • Be creative (14:16)

Episode 8 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

May 19, 2018
Episode 7: Tax Information for the Self-Employed Musician
29:54

Flute 360 | Episode 7: “Tax Information for the Self-Employed Musician” (29:57)

In this episode, Heidi discusses tax tips for the working musician. She lists off different deductions that you as a musician or private lesson teacher can write-off and urges you to have a CPA file your taxes to avoid audits. Heidi also talks about when quarterly payments are due and gives you tips on how to manage your finances.

Episode 7 – Main Points:

  • CPA (1:04)
  • Stay organized (2:22)
  • List of deductions (4:55)
  • Deduct mileage (6:26)
  • Your studio space (9:02)
  • Deduct promotional efforts (11:42)
  • Deduct music supplies (12:24)
  • Deduct instrument purchases (14:24)
  • Deduct food (15:45)
  • Deduct business clothes (17:34)
  • Miscellaneous deductions (18:17)
  • Keep a monthly report (19:57)
  • Quarterly projections (21:36)
  • Quarterly payments (22:58)
  • IRS’ schedule (24:24)
  • Save money for quarterly payments (25:26)
  • Why keep track of expenses (28:02)
  • Summary (29:00)

Episode 7 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

May 12, 2018
Episode 6: Organization Within Your Flute Studio
30:59

Flute 360 | Episode 6: “Organization Within Your Flute Studio” (30:58)

In this episode, Heidi discusses how to stay organized within your flute studio. She encourages music teachers to stay organized because it is one of the biggest keys to your private studio’s success.

Episode 6 – Main Points:

  • Communication (1:17)
  • Your schedule (4:51)
  • The commute (8:31)
  • David Cutler’s book (12:10)
  • Accessible schedule (13:08)
  • Invoices with MacFreelance (13:47)
  • Invoices with FreshBooks (16:47)
  • Communicating via e-mail (17:41)
  • Your website (19:36)
  • Organize the studio space (22:07)
  • Organizing your personal life (28:09)
  • Summary (28:52)

Episode 6 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

May 05, 2018
Episode 5: Building Your Private Flute Studio
27:03

Flute 360 | Episode 5: “Building Your Private Flute Studio” (27:06)

In this episode, Heidi discusses how to build a private flute studio. She talks about her personal experience with creating her own studio and gives helpful tips along the way. Among these suggestions, she emphasizes the power of networking, performing, and advertising to help build your music studio.

Episode 5 – Main Points:

  • Recruit (0:52)
  • Heidi’s experience (2:17)
  • Network (3:44)
  • Contact band directors (6:02)
  • Nonprofit music organizations (8:11)
  • Perform (9:48)
  • Summer flute camp (13:52)
  • Create a website (14:46)
  • Incentives (16:19)
  • Word of mouth (20:13)
  • Waitlist (21:22)
  • Summary (22:30)
  • Final thoughts (23:22)
  • Personal journey (24:29)

Episode 5 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

Apr 28, 2018
Episode 4: The Benefits Of Rest
19:41

Flute 360 | Episode 4: “The Benefits of Rest” (19:44)

In this episode, Heidi discusses the research she’s conducted about the benefits of rest. She discusses how rest can improve our performance-level as flutists. Also, she gives many great examples of bedtime routines that you can do in order to find a restful night’s sleep.

Episode 4 – Main Points:

  • Prevention and treatment (1:11)
  • Different levels of rest (2:21)
  • School breaks (2:40)
  • Injury prevention (4:35)
  • Tennis ball exercises (5:58)
  • End of the academic year (9:02)
  • Rest as in sleep (10:22)
  • Sleep supports athletic performance (12:02)
  • Lessons with Dr. Diane Boyd Schultz (12:11)
  • Sleepytime App(14:07)
  • Bedtime routine (14:49)
  • Summary (19:00)

Episode 4 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

Apr 21, 2018
Episode 3: Essential Oils
18:59

Flute 360 | Episode 3: “Essential Oils” (19:01)

In this episode, Heidi discusses the benefits of essential oils. She explains what essential oils are, gives helpful recommendations for different essential oil brands, and offers tips for how essential oils can be used in your daily life. These oils play a great role in her daily routine, both for prevention and pain-relieving purposes, and she encourages musicians to consider using these essentials oils in their own lives.

Episode 3 – Main Points:

  • What are essential oils? (1:05)
  • Processes: distillation & cold press (2:17)
  • Anti-inflammatory properties (4:15)
  • Medicinal properties (5:02)
  • Music-related injuries (5:46)
  • Essential oils for carpal tunnel (6:44)
  • Tendinitis (7:10)
  • Purchasing oils (9:11)
  • Essential oil brands (9:41)
  • How to apply (11:35)
  • Essential oils are powerful (14:33)
  • Preventative and pain-relieving care (14:59)
  • Summary (15:57)
  • Smell like a pizza (17:08)
  • Heidi’s experience (17:25)

Episode 3 – Resources Mentioned:

Heidi Kay Begay's Information:

Apr 14, 2018
Episode 2: Anti-Inflammatory Diet
19:14

Flute 360 | Episode 2: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

In this episode, Heidi discusses how an anti-inflammatory diet can minimize pain. Holistically, if the individual is taken care of first then fulfilling physical activities, such as flute playing, will be more enjoyable pain-free. One way this can be accomplished is through the anti-inflammatory diet.

Episode 2 – Main Points:

  • Personal experience (0:33)
  • Long-term solution (2:21)
  • Good versus bad inflammation (2:40)
  • Root of disease (2:48)
  • Jessica Black’s book (3:36)
  • Toxins (4:17)
  • Foods to avoid (5:46)
  • A holistic view (8:02)
  • Making the change (8:33)
  • Be patient with the process (9:09)
  • Anti-inflammatory diet (10:13)
  • Recipes (13:55)
  • Balanced body (15:35)
  • Prevention (15:48)
  • Summary (16:58)

Episode 2 – Resources Mentioned:

Additional Resources:

  • Low Dog, Tieraona. “The Wonder of Plants.” Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing 1, no. 4 (2005): 292-98.
  • Marcason, Wendy. “What Is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet?” Journal of the American Dietetic Association 110, no. 11 (2010): 1780.
  • Peterson, Karen. “Add Wellness to Your Repertoire.” Acoustic Guitar 27, no. 2 (2016): S4-S6.
Apr 07, 2018
Episode 1: Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain
29:38

Flute 360 | Episode 1: Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain

In this episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Susan Fain who holds multiple degrees: PT, DPT, OCS, and DMA. They discuss how to prevent music-related injuries through exercise.

Main Points from Episode 1:

  • Statistic on music-related injuries (1:07)
  • Pianists, Violinists, and Flutists (2:33)
  • Neck injuries (2:57)
  • Flute position in the marching band (3:38)
  • Concert and marching band positions (4:00)
  • Stay in-shape, strong core, exercise routine (5:27)
  • Strong shoulders (6:23)
  • Strength training (6:43)
  • Chunking when practicing (7:35)
  • Practice in chunks (8:49)
  • Stretch in opposite direction (9:01)
  • Step away from electronics (10:05)
  • Take regular breaks (10:54)
  • Practice smart (11:12)
  • Pomodoro Timer App (11:40)
  • Numbness or tingling – visit doctor (13:20)
  • Carpal tunnel braces (13:40)
  • Let the area rest (13:58)
  • Neck issues (14:32)
  • Strength training through exercise (15:21)
  • Rotator cuff (17:23)
  • Exercise 1: YTW (17:51)
  • YTW disclaimer (18:04)
  • No equipment needed (19:05)
  • Push-ups in different ways (19:35)
  • Exercise 2: UEER with band (20:06)
  • Muscles work in pairs (21:03)
  • Body awareness (21:49)
  • Use a mirror (22:13)
  • Shift your weight (22:50)
  • Summary (25:17)
  • Susan Fain’s contact information (26:04)
  • Additional resources (26:33)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Dr. Susan Fain’s E-mail:  sdfain1@charter.net

Heidi Kay Begay’s Website:  www.heidikaybegay.com

Mar 31, 2018
Episode 0: An Introduction to The Flute 360 Podcast
10:46

Flute 360 | Episode 0: An Introduction to the Flute 360 Podcast (10:45)

In this episode, Heidi introduces her Flute 360 podcast. She talks briefly about her background and what led her to create the podcast. Series 1 and 2 are complete, and she cannot wait to launch on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Series 3, 4, and 5 are in the works and Heidi invites her listeners to e-mail her with topic ideas for future episodes.

Main Points:

  • Background information on Heidi (0:37)
  • Different music opportunities (1:52)
  • Dealing with hand injury (2:27)
  • How her research helped those around her (3:36)
  • Her inspiration for creating the podcast and description of the two series (4:48)
  • The podcast provides both research and her own testimony (7:09)
  • Podcast launch information (7:40)
  • Future series topics and information (7:54)
  • E-mail her episode suggestions or questions at heidikaybegay@gmail.com (9:01)
  • Conclusion (9:52)

Resources Mentioned:

Texas Flute Society

Tarrant County College

Heidi’s E-mail: heidikaybegay@gmail.com

Heidi’s Website: heidikaybegay.com

Mar 23, 2018