The Most Common Problems with Used Flutes
The Most Common Problems with Used Flutes

While purchasing a used flute is more economical and provides a better short-term value, particularly for brand new students, many used flutes sold on sites like eBay and Craigslist are in questionable…

How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds
How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds

When you play the saxophone, you should expect to have some trouble with your reeds. Finding a reed that produces a great sound is one hurdle but, even if you find the…

Trombone vs. Trumpet: What Makes Them Different

Even if your child isn’t learning how to play the trombone or trumpet from a professional band or orchestra teacher, you may still be curious about the key differences between the two…

Finding the Right Instrument Repair Technician
Finding the Right Instrument Repair Technician

After finding the right instrument, case, accessories, and teacher, the next decision you’ll be confronted with is finding an instrument repair technician to take care of routine maintenance and emergency repairs. Similar…

The Most Common Mistakes Made by Clarinet Players
The Most Common Mistakes Made by Clarinet Players

In general, a beautiful clarinet sound is considered to have five different qualities: depth, stability, focus, clarity, and an appropriate balance of “ring” and “darkness” that’s usually referred to as color. Unfortunately,…

Proper Cello Maintenance and Care
Proper Cello Maintenance and Care

Despite its large size, the cello is a fragile instrument that requires careful attention and proper maintenance to remain in good condition and peak playability. When properly cared for, a cello can…

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