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Snowperson Headjoint FUN!

Snowperson Headjoint FUN!


A flutey spin on a classic game. For some reason, this idea of pinning a headjoint (like pin the tail on the donkey) kept coming to me as a new way to reinforce proper headjoint placement with young beginners. Obviously, correctly placing the headjoint on themselves is most important and these posters aren't accurate depictions of flute embouchures, but we can always learn and reinforce concepts by trying things in new ways! Plus, how fun is it to play this game and make music with #flutefriends?!


For private lessons or students who might not want to play in a group, this activity can be played as a desk or table game where students simply practice putting the headjoint in the correct spot on each snowperson.


I believe that creating a strong flute sound starts with the headjoint. Inspiring young flutists to play on their headjoint beyond first sounds can be a challenge, which is why I love headjoint melodies! The additional pages of snowpeople cards were created for composing headjoint songs. The large snowpeople can be played as quarter notes or half notes. The small snowpeople can be played as pairs of eighth notes or quarter notes.


The headjoints can be used to indicate what kind of sound to play: high (open), low (closed), sliding, etc. Two sample compositions are included for clarity and as a starting
point to inspire your own creations!!


Wishing you lots of winter headjoint fun! Play, compose, create, and don't forget to tag us in your photos with the hashtag #fluteplaylove so we can join in on all the #flutefun!




Formats include: A4, letter (8.5x11"), and poster (11x17")

  • Born in Ontario, Stéphanie has lived in 6 provinces coast to coast and has been making music across Canada for decades.  She holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Saskatchewan and completed her Master's degree in Flute Performance from the University of Toronto.   Stéphanie is a new mama, enjoys her coffee with a hint of maple syrup, sports hot pink lip stick [her favourite colour!], and enjoys baking homemade chocolate chip cookies for her students & family.  As Founder & Lead Educator of FlutePlay, Stéphanie strives to make music more accessible to families by encouraging wind instruments from a young age.  Her favourite thing about teaching little flutes?  The combination of creativity & physical activity makes learning music a whole lot of fun. To read more about Stéphanie and her flute studio, please visit her website:

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