"As Manager for the Visual and Performing Arts in our district, providing opportunities for students and teachers to learn and grow to be exceptional musicians is of high importance. Tracy and her Flute Boot is completely in line with that goal. Tracy is a world class musician and flutist, and her Flute Boot Camp is not only inspiring for attendees, but they leave as better musicians ready to move to the next level."
Allan E. Kristensen
Visual and Performing Arts Manager
Fresno Unified School District
Judge - BOA, WBA, DCI
|Tracy Harris' Flute Boot Manual is the perfect supplemental tool for any band director, with or without flute experience. The book is easily laid out with clear step by step information and pictures that tackle a variety of fundamentals and techniques for the instrument. The Flute Boot Manual is also the perfect guide for each flute player in the band program to possess with easy to use fingerings and trill charts. Nearly every issue that comes up in rehearsal with my flute section can be improved through the use of the Flute Boot Manual. If you have not had the opportunity to have Tracy work with your students, hosting a Flute Boot is a great way to introduce the manual and bring great success to your band program and improve the quality of your flute section.
Director of Bands, Santa Teresa High School
Festival Coordinator, CMEA Bay Section
Music in the Parks Festival Host
Lady Band Director
The Thrifty Band Director, http://thethriftybanddirector.blogspot.com
|“Tracy’s Flute Boot book is a wonderful resource for both myself and my students. The exercises, etudes, pictures, and fingering charts will help flute players of all ages. I highly recommend this book!
Lisa Butts-Director of Bands
Hanford West High School
California Band Directors President 2007-2008
|I attended Tracy Harris’s Flute Boot Camp workshop at the NFA convention in Chicago, and I was thoroughly impressed. I am a flutist who also holds a degree in music education, and I believe Tracy’s Flute Boot Camp program will be a boon to high school band directors and private flute instructors who want to help their flutists get the best sound possible, but aren’t sure of the most efficient and effective method of doing that. Tracy’s Flute Boot Camp is that method. At the NFA workshop, Tracy discussed the topics which she covers in her Flute Boot Camp, using pages from her Flute Boot Camp Manual to show the information and exercises which are covered at her Flute Boot Camp. Tracy is a world class clinician, and her workshop was incredibly informative. I look forward to participating in a Flute Boot Camp.”
Luisa Suorsa-Director of Bands at Zion
Lutheran School, 2007-2010 BM Ed - Brigham Young University”
|"Tracy's flute boot is an awesome experience for students and teachers alike. Not only were my students better equipped to handle the rigors of a high school music program, but I was better prepared to deal with flute related issues that occur during the season. I recommend flute boot to everyone, Tracy is a top notch teacher, clinician, and performer."
Jordan Ray- Mt. Whitney High School Visalia, CA
|"As a junior high school band director, I really appreciate all that Tracy Harris does for our student flutists. My students who attend her Flute Boots come back playing with confidence, competence, musical maturity and inspired to reach for greater heights. Thank you Tracy!"
Bill Wilkinson - Band Director, Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School - Hanford
|"Tracy Harris flute boot camps are structured for players at all levels. Students learn proper flute care, the basics of excellent flute playing, are introduced to flute ensembles, and are enticed through Tracy's infectious love of the instrument to want to be better players. A must for our young players!"
Karen Lindberg - Flutist/Piccolo - The Tulare County Symphony
|"As a young player, the Tracy Harris Flute Boot helped improve my technique and increased my confidence. Tracy connects personally with each and every student. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to teach and inspire students at any level. To reach your full potential, start with the Tracy Harris Flute Boot!"
Gracie Reynolds - CBDA All-State Piccolo/Cal Poly All- State Flute 2011
|"The Tracy Harris Flute Boot Camp is an excellent way to improve tone, intonation, vibrato and technique. Every player involved in the boot is sure to grow as a performer by the end of the camp while also taking away the fun memories of playing in a flute choir and learning from Ms. Harris."
Charlotte Betry - College of the Sequoias
|"My daughter has attended two of the Flute Boot Camps with Tracy Harris. My daughter says, “Tracy makes the learning so much fun and I love playing in the concert at the end.” When Flute Boot is over she knows so much more about her flute, practicing, and proper flute care. Having a flute technician on site is a definite plus. Students often don’t know that their flute needs repair. Flute Boot really gave my daughter confidence in her playing. I encourage any flute player of any level to attend. It is a definite must!"
|"Performance anxiety is hugely detrimental for most students, and walking into an audition is always nerve wracking. Tracy walks you through the audition process, looking at the music as well as teaching you what to expect, building confidence in yourself and making the audition experience wholly more enriching." Audrey Chan - College of the Sequoia
|"Tracy's flute boot is an awesome experience. You learn all the basics of good flute playing in a fun and friendly environment. The staff is happy to help and will even work with you one on one. The flute boot is a must for all band flutists!"
Rachel West - College of the Sequoias
|“Tracy Harris’ Flute Boot Camps engage participants in a “hands-on” event. Flutists of all ages and ability levels enjoy opportunities to see, hear, and play Piccolo, Alto Flute, and Bass Flute in a Flute Choir setting. The “Flute Boot” experience inspires young artists to strive and reach their full potential. Highly recommended!!”
~ Audrey Boyle
~ Flute Studio Instructor ~ California State University, Bakersfield
~ Flute/Piccolo ~ Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
~ Orchestra Director ~ Actis and Warren Junior High Schools, Bakersfield, CA
|"2 basics!!!This is an especially great opportunity for oncoming freshman!!!"
Amanda Shiman - Tulare Western High School
|"Tracy's flute boot is an awesome experience for students and teachers alike. Not only were my students better equipped to handle the rigors of a high school concert stage, they learned so much from Tracy about their flute playing and musicianship! Tracy has such a passion for teaching, and has the ability to inspire every level of player."
Mendy Lovik- Wilson Junior High School
|"The Flute Boots have taught me so much about the flute basics that most other teachers just gloss over or fail to mention at all. My playing is so much better!"
Christina Bellotta - California State University Fresno