Meet the Team

Robert johnson

Founder, CEO, and Master Technician

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Robert Johnson

Over 20 years ago, Robert Johnson established Flute Specialists, Inc. to provide objective flute sales consultations and the highest quality flute and piccolo service. Drawing upon over three decades of experience in flute sales and repair, plus a background in fine art and metalsmithing, Robert established Flute Specialists as a company to provide flutists with everything they need to best pursue their passion. Flute Specialists has become one of the top places in the country to purchase and repair flutes and piccolos, acquire sheet music and flute-related accessories, receive individual instruction and even participate in a larger flute ensemble.

As a high school flutist, Robert was awarded a flute performance music scholarship to study at L’Académie Internationale d’Eté de Nice in Nice, France. Following this study abroad opportunity, he earned a degree in fine art with a focus in painting, sculpting, and metalsmithing. Robert also began to develop and pursue an interest in the technical aspects of flute making and repair. The highlight of his specialized training was an invitation to study with engineers at the Muramatsu flute factory and facilities in Tokorozawa and Tokyo, Japan. Robert served as chief technician for Muramastsu USA for ten years before founding Flute Specialists, Inc.

Outside of Flute Specialists, Robert remains active in the flute community. He was requested to serve a full term on the Commercial Members Council of the National Flute Association. He currently serves on the board for Seven Pillars, a nonprofit organization with a goal of empowering the artistic soul within through interactive experiences, encouraging cross cultural collaborations, and inviting artistic and personal growth. Robert also stays active in performance as a church musician.

Robert Johnson is in demand as a lecturer and presenter and travels across the country providing sales and repair consultations. As President and Founder of Flute Specialists, Inc. Robert Johnson established a company that is committed to staying with you and your flute or piccolo from the time you purchase through any repairs or adjustments that may be needed throughout the lifetime of your instrument. At Flute Specialists you will receive personalized customer service for both you and your instrument. Flute Specialists strives to develop enduring relationships with all flutists and piccoloists in a way that is not often found in many larger companies. Robert Johnson’s extensive training, experience and familiarity with all manufacturers, models and styles of flutes allows him to address the needs of the even the most discerning flutists across all genres of music.