Hervé Mercey

Woodwind instruments

Repair and maintenance of flutes [30 hours]

This course covers the basic repair and maintenance of flutes. It is taught by professionals with several years’ experience.

Course contents:

  • Introduction to the tools used
  • Disassembling the instrument
  • Cleaning of the keys and body
  • Removing pins
  • Repairing keys
  • Installing pad felt
  • Replacing pads
  • Replacing the tuning cork
  • Reassembling the instrument
  • Repairing blocked pads
  • Repairing key levers
  • Repairing springs and adjusting spring speed
  • General repair

The course also covers:

  • Repairing hinges
  • Adjusting joints
  • Adjusting key hinges

At the end of the course, the student is given a toolkit including all that is necessary for flute repair.

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