Nicola Mazzanti considers himself to be an advocate for the piccolo as a solo voice. He holds the position of Piccolo in the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a seat he has held since 1988, and performs as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist around the world. In 2014, Mazzanti published his method book for piccolo entitled, “The Mazzanti Method”. The method is a guide for piccolo players in their daily commitment to the instrument. He continues to teach young piccolo players in seminars and masterclasses in Italy and abroad and joined me after his Flute Center of New York masterclass to discuss the merits of piccolo playing.