Exercises for sore flutists

Well, we’re at the halfway point of 2020 and all I can say is…whew. It’s been a doozy! Whether you’re back to a normal working and playing schedule, working from home, or still waiting to go back to work, a lot of us are starting to feel the...

What I’m tuning into this week

As our lifestyle of quarantining and social distancing drags on for another week, I’ve really been looking for the silver linings whenever I can. I am so thankful for continued employment for myself and my husband, the chance to be home with my daughter (who...

Flute Assembly Tips

Greetings from the Indy Flute Shop! I truly hope all of you are staying safe, healthy, and (mostly) sane as this highly unusual time trudges on. Personally, I’m holding on to the fact that this too shall pass—and it will! Life will return to normal. We will be able to...

C# trill key

This week’s blog is one from the archives…I think I have a few new followers since this video was originally posted in November 2014. I also look a tad more well-rested… This video is a quick overview of the purpose of the C# trill key, a feature...

New band parents info

For many of you, it is just about time to begin the exciting journey of starting your student on an instrument for beginning band! If you have come to this site looking for information about renting a beginning flute, first of all–welcome! You and your student are...

Composer of the month: Philippe Gaubert

Our composer of the month for May is the illustrious Philippe Gaubert, who was also a respected conductor and flute performer as well as composer of flute music. Considered by some to be a “weekend composer,” he nonetheless wrote several pieces that are still staples...