Instruments

  • Powell and Sonare

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 31, 2017
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    Did you see last week’s big news about the new piccolo that will be in the shop soon? Some of you may have been scratching your heads and thinking “Hmm…I didn’t know she was a Powell dealer?” Well, great news: now I am!
    Powell flutes has joined the lineup of intermediate and professional level flutes here at […]

  • New Powell Sonare piccolo

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 24, 2017
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    I am back from the 2017 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California–and for those of you in Indiana, you had better weather this past weekend than we did, believe it or not!! That coupled with cancelled flights that put me back in Indy VERY late last night made for quite an adventure. But I digress. NA […]

  • FAQ: Instrument protection, Part 1

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 13, 2016
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    Many of my customers have lots of questions about what kind of warranty or protection is included when purchasing a flute or piccolo from the Indy Flute Shop, and rightly so! Purchasing or renting an instrument is a big investment, and we want to make sure that you select the option that is the most convenient for you, as well as the best […]

  • Galway Crusader headjoint by Gemeinhardt

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 30, 2016
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    One of the highlights of my trip to NFA this year was seeing the official release of something so exciting and revolutionary to the flute world: the new Crusader headjoint, designed and tested by Sir James Galway himself! Even though he still plays concerts internationally, Sir James says that his passion now lies in music education &#821 […]

  • Shokunin

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 23, 2016
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    Earlier this year, the Indy Flute Shop and Paige’s Music became a Shokunin Select Dealer. What does Shokunin mean? Yamaha phrases it as:
    Shokunin
    (sho-ku-neen) Japanese (n) craftsman, artisan.
    “The Japanese word shokunin is defined by both Japanese and Japanese-English dictionaries as ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan,’ but such a lite […]

  • 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 […]

  • Altus Limited Edition

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 12, 2016
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    Every once in a while, I have the opportunity to purchase a unique instrument for the shop. When I saw the incredible attention to detail and design on these Altus Limited Edition flutes, I just knew I had to get one for the Indy Flute Shop! Not only does this flute feature a gorgeous hand-engraved lip plate, but engraving is also done on […]

  • How do I send my instrument in for repair?

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 23, 2016
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    If you are renting or have purchased an instrument from the Indy Flute Shop, you want to be sure to have it serviced at least every year. Thankfully, this is a very easy process. Here’s what you need to do:
    1. Call Erin at 317-813-2044 to let us know that your instrument needs service. We’ll arrange for a loaner to be sent to your sch […]

  • Headjoint cork

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 9, 2016
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    A common complaint when a flute or piccolo comes in for repair is that “it is just not playing like it used to” or that “it sounds airy”. The first thing we check is the position and the fit of the head joint cork assembly. If it’s not in the right place, or if it’s too loose, the intonation and tone quality of the instrument […]

  • Flute appraisals

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 26, 2016
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    We often get asked if we do appraisals on instruments here at the flute shop and Paige’s Music. The short answer is no, we do not have a certified appraiser on staff. HOWEVER, many times an official appraisal is not needed to determine the replacement value of your instrument. Read on to find out more.
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