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    Showroom update

    Hello everyone! Well, as is often the case, things got pushed back with finishing the new Indy Flute Shop space–but we really are so close! I do have some exciting updates to share, as well as an approximate timeline for when things are going to be done.
    First of all, if you have tried to call Paige’s Music or the IFS today, p […]

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    Staff spotlight: Steve Ruppert

    This month’s staff spotlight is very near and dear to my heart: woodwind repair technician Steve Ruppert! I first met Steve when he sold my family my very first flute from Weast Music, way back in 1994! It’s been a joy to come full circle and work alongside him–he’s just about the kindest and most helpful person yo […]

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    Getting your flute serviced over the summer

    Last week we went over the procedures for turning your instrument if you or your student is no longer going to be playing. This week, let’s chat about what to do with your instrument if you are going to continue playing! Of course, we hope your summer plans leave you lots of time for practice, but it’s also a great time to cat […]

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    FAQ: Do I need to return my instrument for the summer?

    Does your student’s instrument need to be returned to the Indy Flute Shop? Before beginning this process, first make sure that your student is done with their music program and will not be continuing in the fall. Instruments rented from Paige’s Music or the IFS are NOT returned for the summer. Our hope is that your student practices a […]

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    Flute stands

    How many of you have been sitting in a rehearsal or practice session, especially those of you who double on piccolo or another instrument, and feel like you’re performing a balancing act with your flute on your lap? Or you’ve found yourself setting your instrument on your chair, or–heaven forbid–the floor? There is […]

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    Sandra Graef Memorial Competition results

    Continuing on a beautiful tradition, the 2017 Sandra Graef Memorial middle school flute competition was an amazing success! Following a preliminary round on Saturday morning, 6 talented flutists advanced to the finals, and 3 of them walked away with some fabulous prizes. The Indy Flute Shop is honored to contribute to these awards.
    Sandra […]

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    Routine maintenance

    Recently, I’ve had some questions from customers who have recently bought a brand new flute from the IFS, only to return weeks later with some adjustment issues. This certainly has the potential to be frustrating, but with an understanding about how instruments arrive in my shop, I wanted to take a moment to clarify some expectation […]

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    Exciting upcoming events

    I can’t believe we are already over halfway through April! I know that my calendar is quickly filling up, and I’m sure yours is too. There are many exciting events coming up in the flute world, so I wanted to share some of them with you.
    Saturday, April 29th is the GIFC Sandra Graef Memorial flute competition. This is a unique […]

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    Repair issues: flute tenons

    Don’t you hate it when the pieces don’t quite fit perfectly together? In this case, I’m talking about the pieces of your flute or piccolo. The areas where the instrument fit together are called the tenons, and it is quite common to find that the headjoint or foot either becomes too loose for comfort, or requires quite a […]

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    Staff spotlight: Jeremy McQueary

    This month’s Paige’s Music staff spotlight is a very special one: it features my boss, and the director of Sales and Marketing, Jeremy McQueary. Jeremy is a great guy to work for, is so supportive of the work I do here, and–fun fact–he designed the awesome flute display cases in the Indy Flute Shop! Please take a m […]

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