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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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    History of Mozart’s Concerto in D Major

    Although it may seem a bit trite to try to condense the history of such a prolific work, let alone the composer behind it, I wanted to stick our toes just a bit into the history of one of the most famous flute concerti, Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 for flute in G Major, K. 314 (285d). If you haven’t played it yourself, chances are your ear […]

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    What should I do with my instrument this summer?

    Ignoring those bell dents? Send your instrument in for repair. Sticky flute pads? Send your instrument in for repair. Is your instrument dirty? Send it in for cleaning. If you have a rental instrument, all repair and maintenance is already covered and you should make use of your included coverage whenever an issue of any sort arises. Send […]

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    Composer of the month: Philippe Gaubert

    Our composer of the month for May is the illustrious Philippe Gaubert, who was also a respected conductor and flute performer as well as composer of flute music. Considered by some to be a “weekend composer,” he nonetheless wrote several pieces that are still staples of the flute repertoire today. He was considered one of the top Fren […]

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    Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata in D Major

    Sergei Prokoviev was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. Although he is probably best known for works such as “Peter and the Wolf” and ballets such as “Romeo and Juliet,” his Sonata in D Major for Flute and Piano remains one of the staples of col […]

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    Composer of the month: Marcel and Louis Moyse

    Louis Moyse
    This month for our composer of the month feature, we have a 2-for-1 deal: the father-son powerhouse duo, Marcel and Louis Moyse. While Marcel focused most of his energies on performing and Louis is more known for his compilations of flute music, they both left a profound mark on the flute world as performers, authors, and scho […]

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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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