Instruments

  • 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!

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    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 […]

  • Our newest Straubinger-certified tech

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 17, 2018
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    We are very pleased to announce that we now have an additional Straubinger-certified tech here at our full-service repair shop, Ben Bruemmer! He has successfully completed training to become a certified Straubinger Pad Technician. These pads are specifically designed to be used in higher end professional flutes and require specialized tra […]

  • Quick, someone get that girl a better piccolo!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 3, 2018
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    Well, March Madness is officially over, and Villanova reigns supreme this year. As I scrolled through my Facebook feed this morning, a familiar image began to appear of that poor piccolo player from ‘Nova two years ago after their heartbreaking loss, playing with tears streaming down her face. Remember it? She quickly went viral and […]

  • History of the piccolo

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      March 27, 2018
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    Of all of the instruments in the flute family, none seem to be so polarizing as the piccolo. Personally, it is my favorite auxiliary instrument to play! Here is a quick history and some fun facts you may not know about the piccolo:
    The piccolo, and the concert flute, both evolved from the military transverse flute of the Middle Ages. When […]

  • Music Madness sale!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      March 6, 2018
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    For the past few years we’ve held an event that not only saves you money on great instruments and supplies, but it’s also a lot of fun! We call it our Music Madness Sale and it happens in coordination with the college basketball tournament that begins about this same time.
    From March 15th through the 17th you’ll be able to come in t […]

  • ISSMA Sale!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 20, 2018
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    As contest season comes to a close we feel it is the perfect time to reward your student for his or her hard work by upgrading to a higher level instrument. If you’ve been looking for a good reason to exchange your beginner instrument for a more advanced instrument, Saturday, February 24, 2018 may be the perfect time to do just that!
    O […]

  • Back to basics: silver headjoints

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 16, 2018
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    When looking at an upgrade for an individual or a student, lots of people (understandably!) have the same question: what really makes a better flute, well, better? There are a myriad of materials, key options, and other features to consider when purchasing your next flute, so I wanted to take a couple of weeks here on the blog to get back […]

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