A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

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rifph
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A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

Post by rifph » Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:46 am

I see a lot of post from people asking if they can apprentice with someone. The discussion usually goes the same way, people talk a little bit about whether it's better to apprentice or go to school. But I want to know what you want.

Have you thought about going to school?
Have you talked to local techs about apprenticing? Have you looked at the online school?
Have you given up on a dream or a whim?
Or maybe it's been a dream you just aren't sure how to achieve.

What do you want to accomplish?
Be a full general tech?
Work only on flutes?
Only on your own flutes?
Buy repair and sell instruments?

fluteguy18
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Re: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

Post by fluteguy18 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:59 pm

There's an online repair school? :shock:

nope. :?

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Re: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

Post by pied_piper » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:09 pm

fluteguy18 wrote:There's an online repair school? :shock:

nope. :?
Actually, one does exist. However, I've never heard of anyone who used either their online or on-campus courses.

http://www.ciomit.com/
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

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Re: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

Post by fluteguy18 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:28 pm

It wasn't so much a denial as to whether one exists but rather a refusal to trust any graduates... :wink:

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Re: A question for anyone who has every wanted to fix flutes

Post by pied_piper » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:10 pm

Yep. That is right up there with online Medical school. :(
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

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