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  • Writer's pictureShanna Pranaitis

Nice to meet you!

Updated: Jun 13

Hi there! Welcome to the first post on my first blog – Thanks for being here and reading this!

Shanna Pranaitis
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I'm Shanna, and I'm radically traditional flutist, a teacher, coach, and the Artistic Director of FluteXpansions.

I help flutists unleash their unlimited potential for artistic expression to create more joy in their lives and highly impactful careers.

I am also obsessed with sound – I’m endlessly fascinated by it. I’ve been captivated by contemporary music since I was 13, but what sealed my fate was hearing George Crumb’s string quartet, Black Angels. I had no idea music could sound like that, and I’ve been exploring sound ever since.

I started this blog to share my thoughts about sound, contemporary music and flute playing, behind-the-scenes of current projects, teaching, and the various aspects of life and career as a musician in the 21st century. These are all reflections on my own experiences or responses to what I see and read and hear around the world.

I wholeheartedly welcome and encourage discussion and shares – want to chat about a post, email me!

I am interested in community and authentic interactions that help us all grow and learn. This is probably a good time to mention that I am also addicted to learning. I just love the adventure and discovery process of learning something new. It's a good part of who I am and why I do what I do.

I hope you enjoy your time here and find something interesting to think about on your journey.

Wanna connect more? follow me on all the usual social media channels or contact me!


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