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Flute Repair Basics Class



Purchase your supplies and you will be automatically enrolled in our FREE 2-week long online flute repair course

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!

Based on four years on Zoom classroom teaching, feedback and surveys, we have refined our approach to learning instrument repair – We now utilise a work and your own pace style of learning. Leveraging the power of Canvas LMS to provide learning at a pace everyone can achieve, allowing our students to watch the video and written content, submit assignments and attend Live Classes and Work-alongs as scheduled on the Canvas calendar throughout the course intake.

Basics course includes: 1 Live Class, 1 Work-Along.

Live Classes are held on Zoom, where each session will be recorded – These are typically held on the third week of each month. These are a masterclass style class to supplement your learning from watching the videos in the modules section

Work-Along time – Allows you to drop in and work at the same time as our master technicians and chat

Enrolling in the a Course is Easy as our Enrolments are open for sign up anytime 

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

Items included in our Flute Repair Starter Kit:

Flat-nose pliers
Flat head screwdriver, 2mm tip width
Spring Hook
Leak light, 10″
Feeler gauge material, silver (.0005” thick) and amber (.001” thick)
Flute head cork
Sheet cork assortment
Key oil (light viscosity)
Pad cement

From your local hardware store you will need to purchase:

Bench cover (silicone/Neotech mat, towel, cloth)
Web camera/cellphone (1080p, with focus) and downward-facing camera mount
Razor Blades – single edge blades
Q-Tips (cotton swabs) – 1 large package
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement – 1 container, with built-in brush inside cap
If contact cement container doesn’t include brush built into cap: flat bristled brush (small soft paintbrush or toothbrush, bristles don’t matter)
Emery cloth – 240 grit (for sanding key corks)
Drumstick or wooden dowel rod (for removing old head cork for replacement)
Cotton pipe cleaners
Cork grease
Credit card / Room key / Popsicle sticks (destroy-able)

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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