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    FAQ: How do I get my instrument repaired?

    Have you or your student recently started back to school, only to find that your playing is a bit…rusty? Don’t worry, we won’t judge you. Lots of students take the summers easy when it comes to playing your flute, and you may find that when you pick it back up again, that it is in need of some repair and maintenance. We […]

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    Successful beginnings (repost)

    Around the beginning of every school year, it gets crazy busy here at the Indy Flute Shop. Since I am a Paige’s Music employee, I also help beginning customers start their students on brand new instruments, which always comes with lots of questions! In between phone calls and lines of customers, though, I always find myself thinking abo […]

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    NFA convention FOMO

    The National Flute Association annual convention, held in beautiful Salt Lake City this year, starts on Thursday, and unfortunately I will not be attending this year. My daughter was born in April and I have just returned to work, so making the trip just wasn’t in the cards this year. I’ve been having some serious FOMO (fear o […]

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    Paul Taffanel

    Our composer of the month for July is yet another important member of the French flute school and arguably one of the founders of that, Paul Taffanel. He was also a conductor, performer, and a prolific chamber musician. He played a very important role in re-vamping the school of thought with regards to Bach’s era.
    Born in Bordeaux, […]

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    New band parents info

    For many of you, it is just about time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument for beginning band! If you have come to this site looking for information about renting a beginning flute, first of all–welcome! You and your student are about to embark on a wonderful, fulfilling journey of flute playing.
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    Density 21.5

    Whether you are a fan of atonal music or prefer to stick with the more melodic side of things (I will unashamedly admit I am of the latter party), you are probably familiar with what has traditionally been known as the most famous atonal work for flute, “Density 21.5” by Edgard Varèse. It was written for solo flute, without piano ac […]

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    Composer of the month: Franz Doppler

    For our composer of the month of June, we’re featuring Franz Doppler, who was both a flute performer and composer of several well-known flute works. In fact, he was one of the leading performers and composers (of flute music specifically) of the Romantic era. He wrote several operas for Budapest, and his ballet music was also quite pop […]

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    A Summer Practice Guide for Middle School Band and Orchestra Students

    The article below is written by Mr. Alex Keim, band director, at Noblesville East Middle School. When we asked him if we could post it here, he mentioned “It is geared toward 6th grade band, but it is definitely applicable to all middle school students returning to 7th or 8th grade.”  We felt like it was great advice that al […]

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    Care Tips for Summer

    Pictured: Greater Greenwood Community Band – visit their website at http://greenwoodband.org
    We’ve had mild weather so far this season, but those hot, humid days are right around the corner. Many of you are out of school for the summer, and perhaps taking advantage of some opportunities to perform or practice outside. Many com […]

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    How To Care For Your Flute

    For many Indianapolis area schools, as well as around the state, students are beginning the exciting journey of learning a new instrument in a summer band program. If you are happening across this blog for the first time, welcome! We here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop want to make this new experience for your family a fun an […]

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