For many Indianapolis area schools, as well as around the state, students are beginning the exciting journey of learning a new instrument in a summer band program. If you are happening across this blog for the first time, welcome! We here at Paige’s Music and the Indy Flute Shop want to make this new experience for your family a fun and hassle-free one. This week, we’re going to go over some important tips for caring for your new flute player’s instrument.

Ensuring that you or your child has a properly functioning and good quality instrument is one of the best ways to help them succeed (a little practicing never hurt anyone either). An instrument that is of poor quality or in need of repair is a surefire route to frustration. We have a page of helpful tips and detailed videos related to proper assembly of the instrument, care and maintenance, and how to produce a good sound. You can find these videos here:

Take some time to watch these, particularly the first two videos on assembly and care of the instrument, with your student and make sure they understand them. Your student’s director and/or private teacher will assist in greater detail with finger placement and making a good sound.

Speaking of private teachers—there is truly no better way to make sure that your child has a successful start to their musical endeavors than with one-on-one instruction. We also have a list of private teachers on our website, which you can find here: