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    Robert Muczynski

    This week, I wanted to chronicle the life of one of the great American composers for flute, Robert Muczynski. Since playing his Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 14 during my undergraduate career, I have been fascinated by his music and always thought he was a bit underrated and ahead of his time. I hope you enjoy learning a bit more about […]

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    Tuners

    I will be the first to admit that I am not a “techy” kind of person; I am doing well enough to keep up with technology for my every day life, let alone my musical endeavors. That being said, I wanted to pass along some information on some of the tried-and-true tuners and other digital equipment that are best for flute and picc […]

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    Improvisation inspiration

    Last night I attended a wonderful clinic featuring Wycliffe Gordon, acclaimed trombonist, here at Paige’s Music. It was sponsored by the wonderful folks at Yamaha and put on by our own Tucker Woerner, low brass specialist. Gordon had so many interesting and insightful things to share with the group, and even though I am FAR from be […]

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    Stretches for flutists

    This week’s blog is one from the archives, but it has been one of my favorite projects that I have done so far, so I wanted to share it with everyone again! I have been super sore the past few days: interval workouts, pulling weeds in the backyard, and standing at an exhibit booth all weekend have left me super tight in my back and […]

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    Katherine Hoover

    Another sad day in the flute world, as we mourn the loss of legendary performer, teacher, and composer Katherine Hoover. Known as a pioneering figure in the field of flute composition, Katherine leaves behind a legacy whose shoes will be hard to fill.
    Katherine received her undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1959, w […]

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    Spotlight: Dolce Suono Ensemble

    Those of you who have been following my blog for any length of time know that one of my absolute favorite performers these days is Mimi Stillman–and it certainly helps that she is so unbelievably kind and gracious. We were lucky enough to host her at the shop back in 2014, and she blew everyone away with her effortless poise and tec […]

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    The Great E Dilemma

    Many potential customers find themselves with a dizzying bevy of information when it comes to picking features for their next flute. The possibilities are darn near endless–how can one possibly know which options are best for them? In the blog this week, I break down two common but sometimes hard to decipher features: the split E me […]

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    C# trill key

    Happy September! This week’s blog is one from the archives, but I thought it would be appropriate to post it again since I have so many more followers now than when this video was posted back in 2013–which is awesome! The C# trill key is also fresh in my mind because I just helped a family purchase a wonderful step-up instrume […]

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    Jack Moore

    The flute world is mourning the loss today of legendary flute maker Jack Moore, who passed away yesterday. Jack worked for several different American flute companies in the 1970s and early 1980s before taking on his own flute making and repair shop full-time. He was a notoriously private person, and finding information to give a befitting […]

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    Powell Aurumite Signature Headjoint

    Some more exciting news for the shop: we just received an exciting addition to our Powell line, the Aurumite-clad signature headjoint! This headjoint is available as an upgrade to either the Powell Sonare intermediate line or on a Signature handmade flute, both of which are in stock here! This material was introducted at the NFA conventio […]

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