Straubinger pads

If you’ve ever played a flute with Straubinger pads, you know how wonderful they are–the responsiveness and the smoothness of the key action is unparalleled. With the level of detail that goes into them, there is an intensive certification process required...

Flutists in mourning

The flute community is mourning two huge losses this week with the passing of Emerson DeFord and William “Wibb” Bennett. DeFord passed away at his home on Monday, May 9th and Bennett passed Wednesday evening after a brief battle with motor neuron disease....

Double tonguing

If you’ve been playing flute for more than a couple of years, or if there’s a budding flautist in your life, chances are you’re starting to come across passages in your practicing with a lot of notes that need to be played quickly. Perhaps...

Brand spotlight: Haynes & Amadeus

One of the best parts of my job is the fact that there isn’t just a cookie cutter approach to buying a new flute–everyone has their own preferences, sound quality, and budget. My job would be a lot more boring if there was just one perfect flute for...

Re-introducing myself

Hey there! In the spirit of getting back to more regular posting on here and social media, I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself to any new followers and re-acquaint myself with others. My name is Erin, and I manage the Indy Flute Shop at Paige’s...

Trevor James Rosewood piccolo

Something new in the Indy Flute Shop–the just-released Trevor James Rosewood piccolo! If you’re looking for a free-blowing wood piccolo that stands out from the normal offerings, you’ll definitely want to come give this a try. It’s unique both...