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    Erin’s maternity leave

    I wanted to take a moment to give you some important information about some big things happening at the Indy Flute Shop, in case you missed the announcement on the blog earlier this year: I’m having a baby! My husband, Colin, and I are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our baby girl, Ailey Jameson Nichols, due to make her appearance in l […]

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    Graduate to Yamaha

    Hello friends! We have some really exciting news for you this week. As in years past, Yamaha is featuring their “Graduate to Yamaha” promotion for the second quarter of this year (April 1-June 30th) for qualifying instruments. In previous years, these have included the professional-level 500-700 series flutes, as well as wood […]

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    FAQ: Trials and financing

    Closing out our video series on the most frequently asked questions about how to be prepared to try (and hopefully purchase!) a new flute, we’re diving in this week on our trial policy and payment options.

    We have a great trial policy here at Paige’s Music for qualifying customers, where you can take an instrument home (or […]

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    FAQ: What should I play?

    This week in our series on how to be prepared to try new instruments, we’re tackling the question, “What should I play?” Many students walk into the shop and can feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices. Don’t fret! My job is to make this process as easy–and hopefully fun!–as possible.

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    FAQ: What should I bring to try a new instrument?

    Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be tackling some common questions and concerns that people have when they’re preparing to come and try a new instrument. Whether you have been playing for 1 year or 25, it’s really important to come prepared to test a variety of instruments to best meet you or your student’s […]

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    Composer of the month: Quantz

    It’s time for another installation of the flute composer of the month, and this month I’m featuring Johann Joachim Quantz. I chose him primarily because he is the composer of one of my favorite concertos I have ever played, his G Major concerto, but it turns out that there is so much more to his history! He was a prolific comp […]

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    Music Madness Sale

    Paige’s Music News about band and orchestra rentals, sales and service in Indiana
    It’s time once again for what is probably our favorite time of year here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop: our annual Music Madness Sale! Shoot and Save. From March 21st through the 23rd, you’ll be able to come in to the store fo […]

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    Flute scales, part 2

    A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to dive into the extensive and complicated history of how flutes are built to be in tune with themselves: their scale. To summarize, the flute scale determines how well the notes play in tune to each other, octave to octave, and also determines the timbral balance of the notes. From a mechanical standpoi […]

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    State Solo and Ensemble

    For many students all over the state of Indiana, this Saturday is the culmination of months of hard work, practice, and dedication: ISSMA Solo and Ensemble State Finals! I want to wish my heartiest best wishes to each and every participant; I remember my time (a long time ago!) participating in this event with great fondness. I also remem […]

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    A quick history of flute scales, Part 1

    Okay, the title of this post sounds kind of boring, right? Stay with me–I’m not talking about scales in the etude/exercise sense! This week I’m delving into a history of how flutes are built to be in tune with themselves, or its scale. With the help of the justflutes.com blog, I’m going to attempt to break down the […]

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