Flute Bag vs. Flute Case – Which One is Right for You?

One of the perks of being a flute player is that you get the option to choose from several cool-looking bags and cases specifically made for your instrument. When you have all these options, how do you know what style is the right choice for you? My goal is to help you gain some clarity on this question! Below, I will compare two popular products: Fluterscooter Bags and Protec Slimline Flute Cases. These are two very different styles but are great products to consider when buying accessories for your flute!

Dr. Josh’s End Of Year Check List


As the school year comes to an end, we want to make sure you know what to do with your student’s instrument and share some things that Paige’s Music has to offer! Below you will find two checklists. One is if your student is continuing in band next year, and the other is if your student is not going to continue next year. Please remember that your rental agreement with us is rent-to-own. So, if your student is going to be in band next year, you do not want to return the instrument, as you will lose all the payments you have made towards the ownership of the instrument and will have to either restart the agreement in the fall or pay for the summer months to reinstate the contract.

How “Fallout” Broadened My Musical Horizons

Video games and music are two passions that hold a special place in my heart. My bandmates, who became lifelong friends, were also my gaming buddies. We spent countless days playing a robust lineup of Halo, Smash Bros., and Mario Kart—back in its prime. Amidst our competitive bouts, I couldn’t help but savor the soundtracks echoing from the speakers. The iconic Halo Opening Suite is as monumental to me as the first time I experienced Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

Indy Trumpet Day is Back!

We are so excited to be sponsoring the 3rd Annual Indy Trumpet Day put together by Kent Hickey on Saturday, June 22nd! Over the past 3 years we have seen this event grow into a must attend for area trumpet players of all levels. This year, we will be sponsoring Jason Bergman as one of the guest artists! Dr. Bergman serves on faculty as an Associate Professor of Music in Trumpet at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and has served on faculty at the University of North Texas, Brigham Young University, and University of Southern Mississippi. He has also served as President of the International Trumpet Guild and performed throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and China. Dr. Bergman is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays exclusively Yamaha trumpets.

The day will also feature guest artist Dr. Ansyn Banks who is the Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the University of Louisville! You will not want to miss his clinic! Other contributing artists include Indianapolis’ own Allen Miller who is Acting Assistant Principal Trumpet for the Indianapolis Symphony and teaches at Butler University. Allen is one of the premier trumpeters in Indiana and one of the best educators in the Indianapolis region. If you have not learned from Allen, you are missing out! The day will also feature additional area educators and freelance players adding incredible advice and expertise.

Paige’s Music will also be there to display some of our inventory and answer any questions that you might have!

Please visit Kent’s website for more information and sign up today: https://www.kenthickeymusic.com/indy-trumpet-day-2024.html#/

Video highlights of last year’s Trumpet Day courtesy of Pearce Vaughn.

When to Upgrade to an Intermediate or Professional Saxophone

As your child progresses in their musical journey through middle school and high school, the question of when to upgrade their saxophone often arises. Upgrading an instrument is a significant step that can greatly enhance a musician’s performance, providing better sound quality, intonation, and overall playability. Here’s a guide to help you decide when it might be the right time for an upgrade and how to choose the right saxophone for your aspiring musician.

When to Consider an Upgrade

Pop Goes Classical: Why the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “Uncharted Series” Just Works

Steve Hackman, Creative Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s “Uncharted Series”

Pessimists will argue that classical music is dead because it is inaccessible, too expensive, or worst of all, boring. Those same people would say that pop music has no value because it lacks complexity, is overproduced and – wouldn’t you guess it – also boring.

But what if it didn’t have to be that way? What if we didn’t have to choose between Beethoven or Beyoncé, Brahms or Radiohead, Stravinsky or Kendrick Lamar? Well, thanks to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Uncharted Series, you don’t have to choose between classical, pop, rap, or rock. You can have it all!

Exploring String Types: A Guide to Choosing the Right Strings for Your Instrument

Are you curious about the evolution of string materials and how they affect your instrument’s sound? Join us on a journey through history and innovation as we explore the world of Strings!

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) national conference in Louisville, KY. It was an enriching experience filled with reconnecting with old friends, forging new connections, and attending insightful educational sessions. One such session, hosted by D’Addario, delved into the intricacies of string materials and their impact on performance.

IFS Showcase: Trevor James Flutes

First off, thank you all that came out to “It’s Electric” with Dr. Melissa Keeling on Thursday April 11th! We had a great time with Melissa showing off Trevor James low flutes, so I feel that this is the perfect time to write in more detail some of the GREAT features of Trevor James Flutes (also check out our YouTube videos on this subject!). Below are some details from our videos on the featured TJ Flutes:

Voce Headjoint Series Flutes:

I had the opportunity to try out both the Chanson and Virtuoso models, and I absolutely love them! Both of these would be great for the advancing player ready to step up their game on their flute playing skills. The Voce headjoint on each of these is made up of solid 958 silver.