Flute Care and Maintenance
Adam’s Music has flute rentals for musicians at all levels. We stock a wide range of rental instruments suitable for players from first-day beginners to working professionals. Adam’s Music keeps a large stock of musical instruments on hand to accommodate every budget. No matter how much your rental instrument costs, Adam’s Music ensures it is in good working order before you take it home. Use these handy care and maintenance tips to keep your flute looking and sounding great.
Hold the Barrel
Carefully but firmly, take hold of the barrel of the flute away from the keys.
Connect the Foot Joint
Use a gentle, twisting motion to insert the foot joint into the body joint.
Connect the Head Joint
Use the same gentle, twisting motion to insert the head joint into the body.
Adjust the Lip Plate
Carefully align the lip plate so that the embouchure hole is inline with the C# key on the body joint.
Remove the Head Joint
Remove the head joint from the body of the flute using a twisting motion.
Remove the Foot Joint
Take off the foot joint from the flute body using a gentle, twisting motion. Don't depress the keys while disassembling the flute.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Organize Your Parts
After disassembly, carefully place all the parts of your flute on a flat surface.
Use a Cleaning Swab
Attach one corner of a cleaning swab to the end of a cleaning rod. Wrap the rest of the cloth around the rod. Remove moisture from inside of all three pieces of the flute with the swab. Alternately, tie the swab to a string, and pull the swab through the flute parts.
Wipe and Store
After swabbing out the flute, gently clean the exterior with a soft polishing cloth made for musical instruments. Place each part into the flute case as you clean it.
Be Careful !
Your flute was designed and built to make beautiful music, and to last for many years. While your flute is sturdy and made from durable materials, it’s not designed to work if it’s neglected or abused. Here are some dos and don’ts of proper flute care:
If There's a Problem
Adam’s Music wants you to enjoy your flute. Our maintenance and care tips will help keep your flute in top playing shape. If you have a problem with your instrument, don’t try to fix it yourself. Contact Adam’s Music for instructions. Remember, we’re your friendly neighborhood music store in West Los Angeles.