The Healy Flute Company offers extensive repair services for simple-system wooden flutes, Boehm flutes, fifes, and piccolos. Instrument repairs are priced on a per job basis with a shop time cost of $100/hour. All repairs come with a one year guarantee starting on the date that the instrument is shipped back to the customer.
Ask ten people about the care and feeding of wooden flutes, fifes, and piccolos and you'll get ten different opinions ranging from perfectly credible to utterly absurd. If you wrote down all of the online and offline discussion about oiling wooden flutes alone, you could probably fill several large city libraries.
Can I leave the instrument in one piece?
Yes you can, but I advise against it. There is a high likelihood that the sections you leave joined will “freeze.” Proper maintenance of your tenons will help you avoid this situation. If you take it apart, it will never happen.
I always make it a practice of mine to try to speak personally with clients before their purchase of a Healy Flute Company instrument. While this may not always be the case, there usually is an e mail or two at the very least. This is to try to eliminate the chance that a client would order an instrument that doesn't correctly fit their needs. Here are my written Policies concerning Refunds, Returns, and Warranties.
The Healy Flute Company frequently customizes its flutes, fifes, and piccolos as well as instrument keywork to accomodate our customers. Please email Skip Healy to discuss specific modifications and cost estimate.
Common modification include anything from offset tone holes to accomodate smaller hands to highly customized keyed instruments. Below are some good examples of custom work done to Healy client flutes.
All Healy Flute Company instruments are designed, hand-crafted, tested and approved by Skip Healy. The wooden flutes are ideal for playing traditional Irish music, early classical music and numerous other folk traditions. The fife series was built for the playing of New England style fife and drum music but can also be used in other musical traditions as well.
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In conjunction with the world famous resort community of Arosa, Switzerland and their "MUSIK-KURSWOCHEN" (music course week), I will be teaching a week long series of classes on Irish flute and tin whistle music. The program will take place JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2017. I will be posting information and videos about the event very soon!!! Imagine, learning about traditional Irish music high in the Swiss Alps, staying in a beautiful hotel called "Hotel Hohe Promenade" a 3 star hotel with AMAZING food and service...