Instruments

  • Our newest Straubinger-certified tech

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    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!

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    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!

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    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 […]

  • Baby it’s cold outside!!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 2, 2018
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    Brr! If you’re reading this from anywhere in the Midwest, I sure hope you’re somewhere warm–the mercury is dropping as we speak! I thought this would be a pertinent time to talk about how to care for your instrument during the cold months. By following just a few simple rules of thumb, you can avoid any winter snafus with your flute […]

  • Last minute shopping ideas

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      December 19, 2017
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    Are you shopping for a favorite flutist in your life? The IFS carries several accessories that range from simple to stylish! For more ideas, just read on…
    One of the most popular accessories for flute players who are looking to improve their hand position is the Thumbport. The Thumbport attaches easily to the body of the flute, directly […]

  • A Fluterscooter special: Flute and organ simultaneously!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      December 5, 2017
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    With only 2 days to go until An Evening with Fluterscooter, we just received word of some BIG news: at 3pm at North United Methodist Church (38th and Meridian), Fluterscooter will be giving a very special performance of her very own flute and organ duo! A million thanks to Karen Moratz for helping to make this possible! Hear from Flutersc […]

  • Key extensions

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      October 10, 2017
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    Over the past couple of months, I have had several questions about adaptive mechanisms for keys, usually related to making the Ab key easier to reach. We all know that the flute is not the most ergonomic instrument, and many players find at times that some keys can be harder to reach, especially those with small hands or arthritis or othe […]

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