Flute history crash course

As I mentioned in last week’s post, this year Paige’s Music is celebrating 150 years in business! I am part of a research team that is diving into the history of the past 150 years–I haven’t done any research since I was in grad school, and...

Open-holed flutes

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from parents coming in to upgrade their student’s flute about the purpose of open-holed keys on the flute. Truth be told, there are a lot of differing philosophies about this subject, and the trends are different...

D# roller

This week, the latest in a series of “Things that Make your Life Easier as a Flute Player:” the D# roller! Traditionally an advanced feature, the D# roller can be found as an option on semi-professional and handmade flutes. If you’ve been playing...