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    George Pope clinic

    Wow, what a week it has been! A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our Grand Opening event last Thursday with George Pope. I hope you all got as much out of it as I did. It was so good to see him interact with everyone at such a high level, and he had so much valuable information!
    Pope began the clinic with a session on stret […]

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    Grand opening event series

    It’s only 2 days away–the start of our Grand Opening event series here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop! Of course, the best and most important one is happening first, and guess what: there’s still time to get tickets! Please use the link below to secure your free ticket:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/george […]

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    New ProTec cases

    I’m always on the hunt for new and stylish flute accessories, so imagine my shock when I found out that one of my favorite flute cases–the ProTec slimline–came in other colors besides black!! And not only that, they also have a really great messenger bag option that holds a laptop and/or sheet music! ProTec is a really g […]

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    Step-up season

    Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again–the magical 4th quarter in the business world! For the last 3 months of the year, some manufacturers offer special promotions and rebates for larger purchases, and at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop, we are happy to pass those along to you. It just so happens that this time of ye […]

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    George Pope

    If you haven’t seen the news yet, we are so excited to announce our Grand Opening event featuring a clinic and concert by Altus artist George Pope! This event will be held in our “new” showroom at Paige’s Music on Thursday, November 9th at 7pm. Pope has taught flute at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory si […]

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    Key extensions

    Over the past couple of months, I have had several questions about adaptive mechanisms for keys, usually related to making the Ab key easier to reach. We all know that the flute is not the most ergonomic instrument, and many players find at times that some keys can be harder to reach, especially those with small hands or arthritis or othe […]

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    Trills galore

    Happy October to all! This week’s blog post compiles some great resources for trill fingerings, from the simple to the complex. Many thanks to Jen Cluff, flute teacher and blogger extraordinaire, for this list!
    1. A free “how to get fast fingers” pdf by Jen, that includes an enlarged version of the Mark Thomas one page t […]

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    Remembering Loretta Contino

    This past Sunday, I had the honor of playing in a flute choir for the memorial service of former professor of flute at Butler University, Loretta Contino. Although I never studied privately with her, her legacy was still very strong at the time that I attended Butler, and I heard so many share their personal stories of the impact that she […]

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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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