Catherine LeGrand has been
inspiring students and audiences for over 25 years. Her career is
centered on the quest for more efficient and expressive performance
and on sharing her discoveries with students and colleagues.
She cultivates a worldwide private flute studio comprised of
beginners though professionals, while maintaining a busy personal
appearance schedule as soloist, recording artist, chamber musician,
traveling pedagogue and clinician. Currently living in North
Carolina, she serves as Adjunct Professor of Flute at Campbell
She has three albums in current release: Inspirations: Music for
solo flute; and two albums with Dulcimer Dan and the Blue Skies
Band: Let Me Call You Sweetheart &
Memories Made in the South.
From the Inspirations CD -
C. P. E. Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in A Minor for Flute Solo, Wq. 132
I took many of the photos on this site,
including the background images.
A picture can,
indeed, be worth a thousand words, and is
also an expression of an artist’s unique
vision but I offer shorter tales
about some of these images in case you are
interested in the stories behind them, and
the rich tapestry of my life experience. I
invite you to visit the
|I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was
I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore - philosopher, author, songwriter, painter,
educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)
I hope you find what you are looking for here...
It is my intention
that this website will be an efficient, fun, and meaningful platform
for sharing information, ideas, and resources on breathing, music
performance and pedagogy, creativity, the flute, and flute-playing.
Do you need inspiration and encouragement—some fresh, new ideas?
I invite you to visit, explore and play today.
Breath Builder Demo
Rebreathing Bag demo
“Hit Inhale” Exercise
“Finger Breath Exercise”/ Soft Palate Position
“Lip Line and Lippies” Flute Tone Exercise
AUDIO ABC’s of Wind Playing
Flute/Piccolo Tuning Guide
With pianist Kenneth Grigg, Ms. LeGrand
tours as the duo Senza Misura. The name, Senza Misura,
means “without measure,” representing the high level of musical
expression and freedom they enjoy in their ensemble.
performances have been described as
“buoyant,” “scintillating” and
Catherine LeGrand and Kenneth Grigg have
been performing together since 1991.