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Overview: Students learn the Top Ten Techniques to better flute/piccolo playing from renowned Yamaha Performing Artist Tracy Harris in one of her special one or two-day intensive and fun Flute/Piccolo Boot Camps.   The cost is minimal ($35 a Boot) and is covered by the student.  The results are astounding resulting in students with greatly improved tone, intonation, articulation, technique, projection and an overall better understanding of how to perform in a flute section.  Tracy's Flute Boots are designed to help prepare students to be in his or her best possible performance condition for band, orchestra, or wind ensemble.  

Tracy's Flute Boots™ are always staffed by not only herself, but additional flute professionals trained by Ms. Harris so that each Flute Booter receives the caring, friendly and individual assistance they need to get the most out of their boot experience.  All Boots end with a Flute Orchestra Class Concert open to friends and family of all the Booters, complete with students from the class getting to perform on Alto and Bass flutes! Click the "Instructors" link to the left to view our instructors.

Tracy offers Flute Boot™ intensives for;

  • Elementary School (grades 5-6)
  • Elementary/Junior High School combined (grades 5-8)
  • Junior High School (grades 7-8)
  • Junior High School/High School combined (grades 7-12)
  • High School (grades 9-12)  
  • College/University
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These 10 important basics will be covered with the “Flute/Piccolo Booters” plus so much more!

  1. Warm up routines that build a clean, rich tone.
  2. Correct Fingerings for all notes including trill fingerings (alternate fingerings for awesome intonation).
  3. How to breathe properly and make the most out of your breath and projection.
  4. Intonation – Using tuning devices, tuning by ear, how to play well in tune with other instruments and much more.
  5. Care and maintenance of your flute/piccolo.
  6. Vibrato - just how is it done and is there and industry standard?
  7. Articulation for both single and double tonguing.
  8. Piccolo –The “Screeching Twig”- can it truly be tamed? – 5 steps from Screech to Scrumptious!
  9. Efficient Practice routines and mental strategies that can help you win that coveted principal chair!
  10. How to distinguish yourself from the many other fine flute/piccolo players and how to handle those "audition jitters".
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In addition to the required Attendance Forms, forms please bring the following:

  • Bring your Flute/Piccolo if you have one.
  • A flute cleaning rod to clean out your instrument with- also piccolo cloth, rod or flag if you bring a piccolo
  • A 100% cotton men's handkerchief
  • A steno pad and pencil for note taking with your name on it.
  • Metronome/tuner if you own one with your name on it.
  • Flute stand if you own one/Piccolo stand if you own one - with your name on it.
  • Please label your flute case or have a luggage tag on your flute case - we have quite a large number of booters this year and I do not want equipment cases to be mixed up.
  • A bag to carry it all in with your name on it.
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Directors: Click here to download a brochure, or please contact us if you would like to book a date for Tracy to come to your school and give a Flute Boot™ for your flute section or for your school district. E-mail:, Managerial Services
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