PorterFlute Pod

PorterFlute Pod

By Amy Porter
Amy Porter brings in special guests, tells stories and hands down inspiring tips learned in her life as a classical musician and entrepreneur. Owner of four small businesses, founder of 2 non-profits, designer of her own teaching brand, Amy Porter leads people in multiple ways. Teaching as a Professor, mentoring as a Coach and collaborating with other artists have led her to create innovative thought in others. Porter Productions LLC brings you Amy Porter asking questions only you can answer.
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Blue Flutes: 2. Undergrad Edition
We showcase the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Undergrad Blue Flutes studio experience through the eyes of graduated senior Ayana Terauchi, rising senior Kelli Daugherty and incoming freshmen Alexis, Leo and Adria. Come on in!
23:26
July 8, 2020
Business 101: 2. PorterFlute's View of Social Media
Break it down! Come into the classroom of social media for artists with Amy and Alan J. Tomasetti as they discuss the social media journey of Amy Porter to PorterFlute and tips for everyone who wants a platform to express.
36:04
July 1, 2020
Etudes: 2. Etudes and the College Journey
It's highly apparent that etudes work for instrumentalists. How can we hear the difference? Commitment is key.
21:15
June 24, 2020
Performance Therapy: 2. Creating musical dreams, and meeting realistic goals
Amy Porter provides a framework for you to find your way to meeting your performance goals and seeing your dreams become reality. Never let anyone tell you that you can't do it.
23:18
June 17, 2020
Storytime, Who's Got A Good One?: 1. Wissam Boustany and Cheryl Emerson
Guests Wissam Boustany (Lebanon/ UK)  and Cheryl Emerson (USA) reflect on some memories as they relate to PorterFlute. My pod is made up of all the his-tory and her-story and their-story memories so truly, there are awe-inspiring and hair-raising stories in this Pod today. Have fun, and imagine we're sitting around the dinner table.  Clink Forks and Bon Apetit!
31:30
June 10, 2020
Stay Well/Play Well: 1. Having Physical, Emotional and Mental Spirit
Amy talks about her journey to her best self at age 55. Hear some tips and stories to motivate your creativity and mindset. The body will go along with you for the journey so don't be afraid to listen to the truth and physicality of being a musician. Move. Now. Even if it's baby steps, just keep moving.
23:49
May 27, 2020
Ask Amy: 1. Answering Questions
Podcast #6 - ASK AMY: "How did you become a Haynes Artist (did they ask you, did you go through an audition, what was the process)? What is your normal routine before a performance to calm her nerves? Do you  still get nervous? What etudes does she recommend for players that are 10+ years out of college but want to keep up their skills? How can we create bridges that make studying and experiencing classical music more accessible for peoples of marginalized communities? What are your warm up routines, and does it change depending on the situation you’re in? For those who play in public schools: How do you practice without an instrument (since schools aren’t letting students rent instruments)? Who’s your musical inspirations now (classical and non-classical)? What is the most beautiful piece of music you’ve heard?"
24:12
May 20, 2020
FriendCast: 1. Composer Joel Puckett (Peabody Conservatory)
My friend Joel asked to be on my first "FriendCast" Podcast so I said OF COURSE!! Composer Joel Puckett wrote a piece for me called "Shadow of Sirius" for flute, flute choir and Wind Ensemble and it's a top hit in the concerto repertoire for flute players. Listen in as he describes his process and how he hears the flute.
25:35
May 13, 2020
Go Blue Flutes: 1. Graduation 2020 and Interview with Justin Sedky
Meet UMICH School of Music Theatre & Dance Graduate and co-producer Justine Sedky in this fourth episode. We interview each other!
34:36
May 6, 2020
Business 101: 1. Unlock Your Action
Here is my unique story to share. I am still living my best life despite the hardships that seemed to weigh me down. I took action to work towards specific goals and things became lighter in contrast to what was the illusory thinking, artificial deadlines and unreal negatives. Welcome to my businesses and welcome to who I am - wrapped up in my big spirit - kind of like Snoopy the dog.
35:10
April 29, 2020
Etudes: 1. Etudes and the Enneagram
Nine types of personalities in the Enneagram test and there's even a personality test for students!  It take all types to practice etudes. Listen to more than logic behind why they stand the test of time.
25:37
April 22, 2020
Performance Therapy: 1. Musical Fear and the Great Unknown
Episode 1 A Renaissance is upon us. The unknown is everything. What fears in music performance can we remove?
28:48
April 12, 2020
Porterflute Pod Trailer
Porterflute Pod is launching
00:53
April 8, 2020