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by fluttiegurl
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Low Numbers in Band
Replies: 9
Views: 3778

Re: Low Numbers in Band

Also keep in mind that sometimes, being in a smaller band is not a bad thing. Yes, it does limit what you can play, but it does not limit you from excellence. I work with a band program for home school and private school students. We have about 15 families involved which means our three classes are ...
by fluttiegurl
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Thinking of selling my flute.
Replies: 2
Views: 3722

Re: Thinking of selling my flute.

Flutes, muck like cars, tend to devalue even after only a year unless they are absolutely top of the line. You should expect to get somewhere between half to three fourths what you paid for it on the used market, that depending on overall condition and service history. Even at a good price, you stil...
by fluttiegurl
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Studio help
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Studio help

The site is mainly for organization and management. I don't thing they offer any kind of actual teaching tools.
by fluttiegurl
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Flute History and Instruments
Topic: Notes not working after storage
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Re: Notes not working after storage

Even in a temperature controlled environment, pads can shrink and swell due to the humidity, air temp., etc. Most likely, it is just out of adjustment due to these fluctuations. Any time a flute sits for a while, it will most likely need some adjusting in order to be in top shape again.
by fluttiegurl
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute/Piccolo case?
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: Flute/Piccolo case?

Congratulations on your purchase!

Check out Flute World (fluteworld.com). They should have something to fit your needs.
by fluttiegurl
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Studio help
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Studio help

PM me and I will send you my affiliate group code (if you are interested in helping me out a bit). If not, try it out anyway. It's amazing!!
by fluttiegurl
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Studio help
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Studio help

Not sure if I posted this here, but studio teachers should check out http://www.musicteachershelper.com I have been using it for a little over a month and am in LOVE!! This has made my life so much easier! If you only have a few students, it's free. If you have a full studio, it is still pretty chea...
by fluttiegurl
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: need to fix my flute!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4065

Re: need to fix my flute!!

It may be worth taking to a good repairman, but don't get your hopes up. If it is fixable, it would probably cost more than it is worth to make it play. It would probably require new parts (which are not cheap), new pads and springs, and a lot of dent work. My guy is fairly cheap, but from the flute...
by fluttiegurl
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute materials
Replies: 13
Views: 3978

Re: Flute materials

Bundy flutes were once pretty good starter flutes. Depending on age, it may be a good flute, and it may not. I have a couple of Bundys that were given to my studio that I keep around for students to use when their flutes are in the shop. They have held up OK. The sound is not too great, but to get s...
by fluttiegurl
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute materials
Replies: 13
Views: 3978

Re: Flute materials

Yes, I would too, but these companies usually don't deal in inexpensive, student model flutes. At least these are not Chinese junk found on E-bay (and other places). Buying online is always a risk, especially from a new company. For a student flute, I would be willing to give them a try as long as I...
by fluttiegurl
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: Flute materials
Replies: 13
Views: 3978

Re: Flute materials

I would also guess silver plated. The seller should be able to give you some insight. I think the gold tint that you referred to is from the camera (pretty common when photographing metal).
by fluttiegurl
Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Intermediate Flute Playing Tips and Questions
Topic: Trilling From E nat. to F Sharp
Replies: 2
Views: 2638

Re: Trilling From E nat. to F Sharp

Trill the F key (pointer finger on the right hand).
by fluttiegurl
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Flute Basics
Topic: Signs that a flute needs maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 3553

Re: Signs that a flute needs maintenance

In short, it doesn't play like it should (or did at one time). Signs could include pads that don't seal, keys that are stiff or too loose, notes that don't speak, unusually airy tone, and the list could go on. If you are not sure if it is you or the flute, have someone else play it and see what the ...
by fluttiegurl
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: studio organization
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: studio organization

I only wish I had thought of it :)
by fluttiegurl
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: General "Hang-Out" Place
Topic: studio organization
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

studio organization

After several years of searching and trying to (unsuccessfully) design one myself, I have finally found an online source to help organize a private studio. The best part is, it is CHEAP (or free if you only have a few students)! Private teachers, check this out. I have been messing around with the f...