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  • State Solo and Ensemble

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      February 19, 2019
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    For many students all over the state of Indiana, this Saturday is the culmination of months of hard work, practice, and dedication: ISSMA Solo and Ensemble State Finals! I want to wish my heartiest best wishes to each and every participant; I remember my time (a long time ago!) participating in this event with great fondness. I also remem […]

  • Composer of the month: Cecile Chaminade

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      December 11, 2018
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    I remember the first time I heard Chaminade’s Flute Concertino in D major, Op. 107–I was out of school and attending a recital, and my first thought was, “How and why have I never heard this before??” I loved everything about it, and ever since then I have taken to working on it on my own. It turns out that it is a […]

  • Your beginning flute player

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      July 17, 2018
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    Well, as quickly as it began, summer is over–or at least almost over–for many of us here in Indiana! It’s hard to believe that as of next week, many metro Indianapolis school systems are back in session. For many of you, that means it’s time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument for beginning band […]

  • Year-end sale!

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      May 1, 2018
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    If you’ve been looking for a good reason to exchange your beginner instrument for a more advanced instrument, the month of May is a great time to do just that!
    Through the month of May, Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop will pay the first monthly payment on ALL step-up instruments!
    How do I exchange my beginning instrument for a […]

  • Graduate to Yamaha

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      April 10, 2018
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    If you’ve been waiting to graduate to a professional-level instrument, now is a great time! From April 1 through June 30, 2018, most of our Yamaha professional-level instruments will qualify for a rebate! Qualifying instrument at the shop include the Yamaha 577, 677, and 777, and the YPC62 series piccolos.
    Inheriting the many merits of […]

  • Reblog: Can failure help success?

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      November 21, 2017
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    This week’s blog post is originally from The Flute View founder and author Barbara Siesel. Interesting thoughts!
    If you’ve never failed you’ve never tried anything new!
    Last month we spoke about the power of quitting, this month we’ll speak about the power of failure to inform our progress as artists and entrepreneurs. Whi […]

  • Remembering Loretta Contino

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      September 26, 2017
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    This past Sunday, I had the honor of playing in a flute choir for the memorial service of former professor of flute at Butler University, Loretta Contino. Although I never studied privately with her, her legacy was still very strong at the time that I attended Butler, and I heard so many share their personal stories of the impact that she […]

  • Don’t have a pain in your neck!

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 29, 2017
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    Anyone else feeling a little stiff? Maybe it’s the upcoming weather changes, but I’m feeling a little overdue for a chiropractic visit for my neck and shoulders. Any flute player knows that our instrument is not the most ergonomically-friendly one, so we really have to be careful about our body awareness and positioning. In fa […]

  • Returning flute students

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 8, 2017
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    Last week, I went over some great tips from educator and clinician Carolyn Keyes regarding getting flute students started successfully with good techniques and habits. This week, I want to focus on the second part of Carolyn’s article, how to work with returning flute students who just may be a bit rusty. While there are many ways t […]

  • Successful beginnings

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    Erin Nichols
    Date
      August 1, 2017
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    Around the beginning of every school year, it gets crazy busy here at the Indy Flute Shop. Since I am a Paige’s Music employee, I also help beginning customers start their students on brand new instruments, which always comes with lots of questions! In between phone calls and lines of customers, though, I always find myself thinking […]

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