Take a look at our Specials lists. A selection of
We have also a list of SECOND
HAND STARS, a selection of our second
hand stock that stand out as a STAR.
WOODWIND & REED FLUTE
DAY IN NORWICH
CLEANING YOUR INSTRUMENT
& Reed is coming to YOU!
Norwich Pearl Flute Upgrade Day
When: Friday 27th October 2017 11:30 - 17:30
Where: Studio 20, 20 Wensum Street Norwich, NR3
What: Try out Flutes and take advantage of special
Disscuss the flutes and talk technique with professional
flautist Krzysztof Kaczka
Pop in and visit our repairer to have your flute assessed
and small repairs carried out
We are excited to team up with Pearl flutes once again
for a dedicated flute upgrade day with professional flautist
Krzysztof Kaczka on hand to give one to one advice and tips
on choosing and playing flute. Reserve
Woodwind and Reeds repairer will be on hand all day to
carry out flute repairs and assessments
If there is a specific make and model of flute you would
like us to bring along please EMAIL
or call 01223 500442
Top tip: It's worth
cleaning your instrument!
Give it a good clean. Use a silver polish cloth for silver
plated instruments or keywork and a lacquer cloth for lacquer
finish instruments to remove all the marks from finger prints,
dirt, oils and grease. Hoover out your case to remove 'bits'
and rubbish that may have accumulated. Keep the inside of
your case clean and your instrument will benefit.
1) Lubricate valves and joints - Valve/slide oils and tuning
slide grease are a must for brass players. Use them regularly
to keep these moving parts in good condition. Woodwind players
should use cork grease to keep cork joints in good condition
and ease instrument assembly.
2) Remove moisture - After every playing session woodwind
instruments should be cleaned with a pull through or cleaning
cloth. This is vital to keep your pads in good condition.
3) Remove any build up of dust - Use a shaving brush to
clean your keywork. This will help your key mechanisms to
work better and prevent damage to pad surfaces.
4) Remind yourself of good handling habits - Assemble and
disassemble your instrument with care, remembering to hold
it carefully so you do not damage or bend the keywork or
mechanisms. Never 'tap' brass mouthpieces in the leadpipe,
a gentle insertion and twist is all that is required. Always
return your instrument to an instrument stand or its case
when not in use. It should never be left on the floor or
We have no job vacancies at present,
however, if you play a woodwind or brass instrument and
would like to join a busy music store inspiring and guiding
new musicians or train as a repairer of wind and brass instruments
then do not contact us.
There might be an opportunity just for you.
Krzysztof Kaczka Pearl Flute Artist
Dr. Krzysztof Kaczka is a Polish flautist,
and presently is Assistant Professor at the Public Authority
of Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in the College
of Basic Education's Music Department in Kuwait. Previously,
he was the Principal flautist of the Guangzhou Symphony
Orchestra, one of the largest and most successful Symphony
Orchestras of China.
Starting at the age of ten, Kryzysztof has
studied with many successful flautists, including Grzegorz
Cimoszko, the principal flautist of the Warsaw Philharmonic,
and Marianne Henkel-Adorján whilst at the Musikhochschule
Having won many prizes and competitions, Krzysztof
made his New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall as
the IBLA Grand Prize winner. As first prize winner at the
Australian Flute Festival Flute Competition in Adelaide,
he was praised by jury chairman Jean Ferrandies for his
"beautiful sound, high technical skills, and great
understanding of the style of the music he played."
Krzysztof has played in masterclasses with many musicians,
including William Bennett and Patrick Gallois among others.
He has also taken part in numerous music festivals and has
performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia,
Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
As principal flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra,
he performed with cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Lang Lang,
among many other celebrated musicians.