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Heart of the Artist

Feb 7, 2022

Dr. Heidi K. Begay developed a podcast for her doctoral dissertation, “Flute 360”, creating a connection among flutists around the world unlike any other. Find out about Heidi: Her early life, passions, and what drives her to be able to reach out to others and form lasting bonds.  Podcasting as a musician created for her so many opportunities, that she loves to share with others how they can get started with podcasting. Cohosts Molly and Justin Clauser were greatly impacted by her work after attending her seminar “The Podcasting Musician”, and they remain grateful that Heidi coached them over the course of the pandemic, so that they too could impact their own community of Central PA. If you are feeling stuck as a musician or artist, perhaps creating a podcast can open doors for you! The Sponsor for today’s episode is the Blocki Flute Method: Short Bio:  Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is a self-employed flutist, educator, podcaster, and non-profit organizer. Heidi is the creator and host of the Flute 360 podcast, which delivers educational content (to the modern-day flutist) through various platforms. Since 2018, the podcast has produced over 180 episodes, received over 62,000 downloads from 70 countries, and has obtained numerous corporate sponsorships. Heidi’s mission is to help musicians reach new heights so they can feel empowered, confident, and have a life they love on and off the stage! Please visit for more information! Find out more about how to podcast with Dr. Heidi Kay Begay’s course, The Podcasting Musician:

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The sponsor for today’s podcast is The Blocki Flute Method. For years, Kathy Blocki has been a pioneer in the flute teaching field with her fantastic series of award-winning methods books.  Kathy is the inventor of the Pneumo-pro wind-director tool and is the founder of KinderFlute. Her next training class for flute teachers is offered this August of 2022, online or in person. Teachers will learn how to teach kids as young as 4 to play the flute in a way that involves activity and games. The method is extremely goal oriented, rhythmically progressive, and teaches in multiple octaves from the beginning. Go to to find more information about her flute method books and the Kinderflute certification training program. Be sure to check out the new, colorful, and fun "Flute Zoo" method books for the younger flute players!