Flute Repair Basics Class



Purchase your supplies and you will be automatically enrolled in our FREE 2-week online ZOOM flute repair basics course taught by Straubinger Certified technician Christina Colston, of The Tuneful Tech.

In this short course, you will learn how to disassemble and assemble the foot joint and body of the flute, replace a flute head cork, and proper care and maintenance including cleaning and lubrication techniques. Other techniques to be demonstrated include changing and adjusting a flute pad, and flute key corks and bumpers. Hopefully you will even discover how much you like doing repair!

Our 2-week repair course will be held on: Saturday, January 7th and 21st 2023  – 10-11:30AM central time

All classes will be recorded and be made available to you. Following the purchase of your supplies, we will send you details to register on Zoom for the course. Enrollment is limited and when we run out of starter kits this course will be closed for registration.

While the course is free, you will need supplies that you need to purchase locally and supplies we will provide.

Items included in our Flute Repair Starter Kit:

(1) 5″ Flat-nose pliers for pulling rods/screws

  • (1) 1.5mm slotted woodwind screwdriver (for hinge rods)
  • (1) 2.5mm slotted woodwind screwdriver (for pivot screws)
(1) Spring hook
(1) Key oil – bottle
(1) Flute assembly board
(1) Natural sheet cork assortment
(1) Steel ruler in millimeters
(2) Flute head corks
(2) Flute trill key corks – round disk – cut into 1/4’s and glue to spatula

From Home Depot or your local hardware store you will need to purchase:

Razor Blades – single edge blades
Q-Tips – 1 large package
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement – 1 container
Small soft paintbrush or toothbrush (bristles don’t matter) – flat bristled brush
Emery cloth  – 240 grit (for sanding key corks)
Drumstick or wooden dowel rod (for removing old head cork for replacement)

More information about other supplies for techniques demonstrated will be provided in class.

Last but not least, you will need to come with your own instrument to work on! 


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