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    Altos and basses and contras, oh my!

    If you ever thought that flutes and piccolos were the extent of the flute family, think again! From high to low, the flute family is a very full one, though some are much more common than the others. Here is a rundown of a couple of the most popular auxiliary members of the flute family.
    The alto flute is the next extension downward of th […]

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    Tuning your flute

    Let’s get right to it–learning how to properly tune your instrument, whether you are a beginner, an intermediate player or a professional–is one of the most important things to master early on as a flute player. It may seem like a complicated process, but it all boils down to this: the longer a tube is, the lower it will […]

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    New Lyric piccolo

    Hot off the presses, here is some new information about the brand NEW grenadilla wood piccolo by Lyric flutes! Lyric flutes have been known for many years as a great option with a hybrid of makers from around the world, crafted in the finest Japanese traditions with parts and technology from America, Asia, and Europe brought together for […]

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    Don’t have a pain in your neck!

    Anyone else feeling a little stiff? Maybe it’s the upcoming weather changes, but I’m feeling a little overdue for a chiropractic visit for my neck and shoulders. Any flute player knows that our instrument is not the most ergonomically-friendly one, so we really have to be careful about our body awareness and positioning. In fa […]

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    Acoustic panels

    As promised, I have more exciting updates to share with you about the shop–we now have flute-specific acoustic tiles installed in the showroom! These were designed by a professional acoustics company, GIK Acoustics, and I am so excited to take the Indy Flute Shop experience to the next level.
    When most people think of acoustic tiles […]

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    NFA 2017 recap

    Well just like that, another National Flute Association convention is in the books! This year’s convention was in Minneapolis, which is a first for me. As always, there were so many incredible recitals, learning opportunities, and chances to visit with vendors. Unfortunately I was not able to stay for the entire duration of the conv […]

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    Returning flute students

    Last week, I went over some great tips from educator and clinician Carolyn Keyes regarding getting flute students started successfully with good techniques and habits. This week, I want to focus on the second part of Carolyn’s article, how to work with returning flute students who just may be a bit rusty. While there are many ways t […]

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    Successful beginnings

    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 […]

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    Renting a flute for your new student

    Well, as quickly as it began, summer is over–or at least almost over–for many of us here in Indiana! It’s hard to believe that as of Wednesday, many metro Indianapolis school systems are back in session. For many of you, that means it’s time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument fo […]

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    Staff spotlight: Nickey Hubert

    One of my favorite parts about working here (well, besides playing all the awesome flutes and working with fabulous customers of course) is the amazing people that I interact with every day. Paige’s Music is truly a family, just as much as it is a well-oiled machine. We love what we do here! This month’s staff spotlight is on […]

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