Instruments

  • The Great E Dilemma

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 11, 2018
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    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 […]

  • C# trill key

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 4, 2018
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    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 […]

  • Powell Aurumite Signature Headjoint

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 21, 2018
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    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 […]

  • NFA recap

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 14, 2018
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    As always, my head is still spinning from the whirlwind of a long weekend that I spent at the National Flute Association convention in Orlando! I was able to meet with many of my brand representatives–which is especially nice when you do most of your communicating by email!–try some exciting new instruments, and witness some a […]

  • FAQ: Renting a beginning instrument online

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 31, 2018
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    If you have come to this site looking for information about renting a beginning flute, first of all–welcome! You and your student are about to embark on a wonderful, fulfilling journey of flute playing. At the Indy Flute Shop, in partnership with Paige’s Music, we have partnered with many schools throughout the state to become the […]

  • Instrument overhauls

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 24, 2018
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    Nothing incites more sticker shock in this industry than finding out that someone’s instrument, after careful storage for many years, is in dire need of a re-pad and overhaul. In a perfect world, a flute could sit on a shelf for untold numbers of years and be ready to play just as good as new–but unfortunately, the opposite is […]

  • Bass flutes

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 10, 2018
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    I have been doing some comparison shopping for a customer, and I field quite a bit of questions about them, so our topic for the week: bass flutes! In the past 5 years, I have seen an explosion of music–both band/orchestral and flute choir–written with bass flute parts. These wonderful instruments can be a bit hard to find, so […]

  • Summer care tips

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 26, 2018
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    It looks like we’re in for another heat wave here in Central Indiana! Many of you are out of school for the summer, and perhaps taking advantage of some opportunities to perform or practice outside. Many community bands in the area host outdoor concert series, which is great, but it does come with some extra necessities as far as ta […]

  • Caring for your Flute–updated!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      June 12, 2018
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    Hi there! Our director of marketing, Tim Gee, recently undertook the huge task of updating all of our instrument care videos. The original videos were done just before HD became popular, so it was time for a redo. Below is the general care and maintenance video for flute, with instruction given by yours truly! If you’d like to see the r […]

  • upgrading your instrument–online!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      May 8, 2018
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    I have a very exciting announcement to make: we are now able to upgrade current customers to an intermediate level instrument online! Our technical support staff has been hard at work to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible, so we are excited to finally be able to roll it out. Here’s what you need to do:
    1. Call the Indy […]

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