Instruments

  • Baby, it’s cold outside!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 12, 2016
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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 wit […]

  • Glissando headjoint

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      January 5, 2016
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    Happy New Year, everyone!! I’m looking forward to some really exciting things happening in 2016. I will be heading to the NAMM show out in Anaheim, CA in just a couple weeks to check out what is new in the music and flute world, so stay tuned for more about that! In the meantime, though, here’s something really cool…
    Rob […]

  • Silver and gold–and lots more!

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      November 24, 2015
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    As many of you have probably realized now, shopping for a new flute can be a very customized experience–so many features to choose from! Well, adding to that list of ways to change up your flute experience is a plethora of different materials from which your instrument can be constructed! Read on to discover some materials that you […]

  • Flute swabs

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      October 13, 2015
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    One question that I get asked by customers frequently is “What should I be using to clean my instrument after playing?” It goes without saying that proper care of your instrument starts with, at the very least, cleaning out the moisture that accrues inside the instrument while it is being played. I wanted to address some commo […]

  • Brand spotlight: Yamaha

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 29, 2015
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    This month’s brand spotlight coincides with some exciting things that are happening here at Paige’s Music for the last few months of the year. Yamaha Allegro instruments are our most popular step-up instrument store-wide, and with very good reason–read on to find out why. The exciting news is that now through the end of […]

  • Brand spotlight: Pearl flutes

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 1, 2015
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    This week, I wanted to highlight a brand that many people have heard of, but not necessarily in the context of flutes: Pearl! “But wait, doesn’t Pearl make drums?” is a question that I hear so often when people come into the shop–and the answer is yes! Pearl is very well-known for their fantastic percussion sets an […]

  • Pad Savers: facts and myths

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 25, 2015
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    Of all of plethora of accessories available to fine flute players, there are few that produce such confusion and mystery as one: the Pad Saver. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but I do come across students who are not sure how to use this accessory properly, at the risk of damaging their instrument, so I thought I would spend so […]

  • Soldered tone holes

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 11, 2015
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    Good morning! Tomorrow I am embarking on a very exciting trip to Washington, D.C. for the annual National Flute Association convention! Last year’s convention was my first time attending, and I am SO excited to see what this year brings! Be sure to check the IFS Facebook page for pictures and updates! In the meantime, I wanted to ta […]

  • Key plugs

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 6, 2015
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    Boy, it seems like summer is getting shorter and shorter, doesn’t it? Here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop, we are in full swing with back-to-school time, preparing students for beginning or continuing band. It’s such an exciting time for everyone! This week, I wanted to take some time to explain the purpose of […]

  • Tarnish troubles

    Posted by
    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 14, 2015
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    “My flute just isn’t as shiny as it used to be!!” We all know how frustrating it is to see our meticulously-maintained instruments starting to develop discoloration, especially in those pesky hard to reach places. This week, I wanted to talk a little bit about things that can be done to help put the brakes on this issue. […]

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