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  • Stars and Stripes Forever!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 3, 2018
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    I hope everyone has fun plans that keep you safe–and cool!–for the 4th of July holiday tomorrow! In honor of the holiday, I thought I would pass along some history on piccolo’s most famous solo: The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa. Even if you don’t know it by name, you probably recognize the famous […]

  • Method books for the adult learner

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 19, 2018
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    One of the most fun parts of my job here is working with students of all ages, not just beginning middle schoolers! In my (just over) five years here, I have seen more and more adults express an interest in learning–either for the first time or after many years away–how to play the flute. I love working with adult beginners be […]

  • Staff spotlight: Chelsea Whittington

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      May 29, 2018
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    Hi there! I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend–I know I did! It has certainly been a whirlwind of a week! Keep an eye out here for photos and a post-concert wrap-up from our Project Trio performance last week–it was incredible!
    As you have probably seen before, every month Paige’s Music features a […]

  • Performance anxiety

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 6, 2018
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    I know there are probably a lot of you readers who are participating in State ISSMA Solo and Ensemble contest this weekend, and I wish every one of you the very best of luck! Luck doesn’t really have anything to do with it, though, does it? We all know that it comes down to preparation and practice–but how many of us know a pi […]

  • Slow practicing

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 23, 2018
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    This week’s blog is a guest post from The Flute View with Anna Luther on the benefits of slow practicing. Enjoy!
    At first blush, slow practice can feel torturous, no matter how long you’ve been playing music. Slowing your 16th notes down so they are played like 8ths–or somehow worse, quarter notes–can feel like the […]

  • Step-up season

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      October 24, 2017
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    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 […]

  • Successful beginnings

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 1, 2017
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    Around the beginning of every school year, it gets crazy busy here at the Indy Flute Shop. Since I am a Paige’s Music employee, I also help beginning customers start their students on brand new instruments, which always comes with lots of questions! In between phone calls and lines of customers, though, I always find myself thinking […]

  • New shop!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 27, 2017
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    Hello from the brand new Indy Flute Shop! As you have probably heard by now, there have been some major changes happening at Paige’s Music, and we’re so excited to finally share the first peek (well, unless you’ve already been to see us) inside the new showroom!

    Isn’t it lovely? More space (including a separate of […]

  • Helpful beginner info

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 20, 2017
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    Do you have a beginning flute student who is just getting started with lessons or a summer band program while school is out? Paige’s Music teamed up with Creekside Middle School a few years ago to create a comprehensive and super helpful web page for every beginning band instrument, including the flute! For helpful information on po […]

  • Staff spotlight: Steve Ruppert

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      May 30, 2017
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    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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