It has been a busy week of travel and performance for me, so I’m sharing an old post from last year that got a lot of views the first time around “Quick Fixes for Common Mechanical Problems”. There is nothing worse than having a kid come to you the week of, or even the day of a concert or solo contest with a flute that isn’t playing. Here are a few suggestions for maintenance and what I call “chewing gum and rubber band” solutions for last minute emergencies. They won’t work in all cases, but often they will at least tide the student over until the flute can get proper service on their flute.

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