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by Claiken
Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Suggested rate per hour?
Replies: 9
Views: 5909

Re: Suggested rate per hour?

Maybe they were just hoping for me to back down and say a lower price would be fine?? Maybe i should begin by offering $30 and then counteroffer $25 if they say the $30 is too much? Maybe for them it just truly was too much to handle? Hard to say. As far as network of teachers though, I dont really ...
by Claiken
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Suggested rate per hour?
Replies: 9
Views: 5909

Re: Suggested rate per hour?

I know this is an older topic, but i just thought id respond in saying i got my first responce the other day to my ad. I decided to offer $15 per half hour (whcih is what the local stores are doing) or $25 for the hour. that way its a bit of a deal for the hour for them. They said it was too steep. ...
by Claiken
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Suggested rate per hour?
Replies: 9
Views: 5909

Re: Suggested rate per hour?

I will have to check that out. In my experience, my teacher with her masters (taught also within the performance major program, but on the side as well) was $50 per hour. My 2 teachers who were going through the performance program were $30 per hour (but still students at the time, but they had esta...
by Claiken
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Suggested rate per hour?
Replies: 9
Views: 5909

Suggested rate per hour?

For a teacher (me) who is just starting out, who wants to teach beginning level players?? I have a BA in Music Degree from University. I would also be able to help with music theory if needed. I was thinking $20 per hour, especially with the way the economy seems to suck right now. Is that a fair pr...
by Claiken
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Getting back into it
Replies: 0
Views: 3192

Getting back into it

So, in order to save my own sanity, i took this summer off from playing (2 months). I was so stressing with auditions and this and that, i was ready to begin pulling my own hair out. so, i took a break. Does anyone have any/recommend any exercises to get my fingers moving and my tone back to what i...
by Claiken
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Ton Kooiman Thumb Rest
Replies: 8
Views: 8023

i have a thumbport and now i cant play without it. it made i big difference im my hand/arm pain... its definately worth the money and initial awkwardness!
by Claiken
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Head Joint Stopper Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 7987

so, besides a cork being stuck, could someone tell me why someone would soak their headjoint on a regular basis? im still confused... i didnt think that was normal flute mantainence
by Claiken
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Head Joint Stopper Stuck
Replies: 8
Views: 7987

someone in my band was telling me she soaks her headjoint every so often... that idea had me quite puzzled too!
by Claiken
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How was this fair??
Replies: 6
Views: 5242

It was a nonpaying gig, so im not out any money or anything. but still... i LOVE those shows (theyre a yearly thing) and this guy clearly doesnt care enough to even come to practise, hardly ever. so, yes it got me ticked. lol.

has anyone else had a similar experience?
by Claiken
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How was this fair??
Replies: 6
Views: 5242

well, the only thing known ahead of time was that there were only 4 flutes allowed in the pit (and he made 5). in fairness, he should have been the one told to not play on those days. but in whatever other method was used, i was told to not play certain days. i would have been more than fine with i...
by Claiken
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: How was this fair??
Replies: 6
Views: 5242

How was this fair??

So, i just got done playing in the pit for a local theatre show. but, i was ticked about 1 thing. theres this guy who shows up to practise... basically, whenever the hell he feels like it. he showed up once during our many practises before the show. granted, hes a good player, but whenever he does ...
by Claiken
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute World?
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

thats where i got my flute too.... mine was due to go up in price the NEXT day!!!! i had to act fast, good thing i did!
by Claiken
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Why are alto flutes in the key of G?
Replies: 15
Views: 11242

i still dont understand why they didnt just alter what is seen on the page and make all instruments in C. Like for a trumpet their C is concert Bb.... well why not alter what fingering on the chart & staff to be Bb?? wouldnt it make life so much easier? lol imagine nobody having to ever transpose.....
by Claiken
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Syrinx grace notes
Replies: 4
Views: 3538

the only other way it could work is keeping my first finger down for the Eb, so its already there for the F#, but then this still doesnt make sense that with tonguing it speaks but with slurring it doesnt...
by Claiken
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Syrinx grace notes
Replies: 4
Views: 3538

Syrinx grace notes

more specifically, the Gb grace notes on the last staff of the first page...

is it ok to tongue these? I find that this note doesnt really speak unless i tongue it. any suggestions?? is it wrong to tongue these notes?