ALL NEW as of October 2014
Great Beginnings DVD
This new DVD includes the many new ideas for teach tone production in all octaves of the flute. These new ideas reflect the last 15 years of successfully teaching tone productions to many students.
An incredibly helpful DVD that teaches tone production using the Pneumo Pro. Although this fun and fast paced DVD targets the beginning flutist, many universities currently use the Great Beginnings DVD to instruct future band directors. Each of the six lessons concentrates on a different aspect of tone production for the beginning flutist. While playing along with the DVD, students can master low and high notes, rhythm exercises, head joint songs, and even compose their own head joint melodies. Close-ups of the embouchure in each octave help the students have a crystal clear understanding of the size of the lip opening, placement of the lips, and direction of the air. Both students and teachers will discover invaluable insights regarding the process of effective beginning flute instruction.
Why should I purchase the Pneumo Pro with the DVD if I am already an advanced player?
" I have been a professional woodwind doubler in the New York area performing
in the orchestra pit of numerous Broadway shows and have been a very
successful free lance musician for decades. I have studied with a number of
known and highly regarded teachers.
I have been having a great deal of
embouchure problems which no one was able to diagnose and resolve. So I
decided, in exasperation, to try your Pneumo Pro with the DVD after seeing
it applied on You Tube, knowing full well that it was really intended for
beginning flute students. It was a fraction of the price of one flute lesson
where nothing much was accomplished.
Just as the endorsements online
raved, in a couple of days my playing has improved dramatically.But I
feel that the DVD, which I was reluctant to buy since I'm already an
accomplished musician, is priceless.I have never seen nor heard an
explanation for forming the proper flute embouchure as clearly and
succinctly as you have. You have helped turn playing the flute from
frustration to joy once again." Bruce Schaffel NYCPneumo Pro instructions in other languages.
Testimonials and Reviews
"The entire package was done beautifully with great clarity in the
teaching points on embouchure and tone. This DVD would make an
excellent supplement to whichever band method book is used, and would
be particularly useful for the band teacher, who is not a flutist, to
use with the students to help them get an excellent start."
Steve Pratt Associate director of Bands at Indiana University
"This visible approach is very inspiring, and the Kid Tips are a lot of fun. Information in this humorous way is easily imprinted on young minds."
~Ursi Frei, Monterey, CA