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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! Pope has taught flute at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory since 2002 and is emeritus professor of flute at the University of Akron where he was on faculty from 1978 to 2013. H […]

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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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    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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