Getting back into Playing after a Break by Fluteworthy
The most effective way of getting back into practice after a break is to remind yourself why you love the flute. Get your flute out and start with old favourites, things that you love playing & aren’t at all challenging. (maybe something from 99 Solos and Studies) Just have fun for an hour or so, for a couple of days, Don't make a big deal out of it, once you start it's easy to keep going and you’ll soon be loving every minute and wishing for more time! Getting together with a friend to play duets is always fun too. This approach to getting started is also effective for encouraging students to start practicing again. You could even include this advice in your first contact with students for the year. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they all had got playing before the first lesson for the year!