Maintain Your Flute
To keep your flute in the best condition, please follow these suggestions:
- Always consult your teacher if you are not sure how to put together your instrument.
- NEVER force the parts of your instrument together.
- When assembling the flute only hold the non-keyed parts (the barrel and the bottom of the foot).
- NEVER use lubrication of any kind.
- Wipe off your fingerprints after every use. A clean, non-treated cotton cloth will work the best.
- If you do choose to use a treated polishing cloth be sure that it is for a SILVER finished instrument. Using the wrong cloth could cause scratches.
- Clean out the moisture from your instrument with an absorbent cloth or swab after every use.
- Clean the inside of all 3 sections of the flute. Removing the moisture from your flute before putting it away each time will prolong the life of the pads.
- Always store your instrument in its case with the lid closed when not in use. This will prevent any excess tarnishing and lower the risk of damage.
- Do not put anything (including sheet music) inside the case with your instrument that does not belong. Closing the case with extra contents can cause damage to the delicate keys.
- Make sure that all the latches are securely closed before transporting your instrument.