Gene Sagerman first apprenticed to the Dutch flute-maker and fluteplayer, D.F. Kuiper, in 1970. He continued his flutemaking at the Wm. S. Haynes Co. of Boston, and in 1973 joined Verne Q. Powell Flutes Inc. where he worked through 1979. During these years at the Powell Co., Mr. Sagerman and co-workers collaborated to develop and produce a new alto flute, which Mr. Sagerman has been producing since 1979.
Sagerman Alto Flutes, in G, are handmade in precious metals exclusively. The tone holes are soldered onto the tube, and the cups and pointed arms are in the French style. White gold springs are used throughout. Pitches are available from A=438 to A=446. Finger position and embouchure style can be custom made to individual preferences. These instruments are of the highest quality acoustically, mechanically, and aesthetically.