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  • 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

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    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Routine maintenance

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 25, 2017
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    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 […]

  • Mr. Barker’s retirement

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 14, 2017
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    Well, this isn’t exactly flute related, but it is something that is near and dear to my heart: my high school band director, Mr. Tom Barker, announced his retirement from Lafayette Jefferson High School last week. I’m sure that many of you have a teacher (or a few!) from your school days who helped to shape you into the person […]

  • Performance anxiety

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      November 29, 2016
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    Performance anxiety is one of the most common complaints of musicians, from amateur performers to top professionals. While it is completely normal for a musician to get nervous before a performance, some find that the manifestation of their symptoms is enough to keep them from performing at their best. Luckily, this subject has had lots o […]

  • Microphones

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 27, 2016
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    I have gotten several questions recently from amateur performers about using a microphone when performing, and that’s a tricky question to answer! Often, a microphone is definitely needed to help amplify an instrument that can be very easily drowned out when playing as an accompaniment to an ensemble–for example, a church choi […]

  • Straubinger Phoenix Pads

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 7, 2016
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    Many of you know that the Straubinger family is responsible for making some of the very best flutes on the planet. David and Joel Straubinger’s flutes represent the very highest in handcrafted quality, attention to detail, and top-of-the-line materials. Many professional flutes, including several brands carried at the Indy Flute Shop, f […]

  • Flute Music Share Challenge

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      May 24, 2016
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    This week, I was nominated to participate in the #100daystoNFA challenge. In the 100 days leading up to the annual National Flute Association convention, held this year in sunny San Diego, flute players all over the world are sharing their music with each other and the world. Today is day 22, and I am playing an excerpt from George Bizet& […]

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