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Repair Clinic

Are you curious about how to repair your flute or piccolo in case of an emergency?

Flute Specialists, Inc. is available to provide our free repair clinic that can include hands on opportunity to any university, college,
school, flute club, flute association or private studio.

This repair clinic is widely received as an exceptional opportunity for students, future instructors and future band directors as well as seasoned players and educators to increase their capability for emergency repairs and technical knowledge of flutes and piccolo repair and manufacturing.

The unique hands-on opportunity will allow flutists of all ages to take a flute apart and reassemble it under the guidance of our clinicians. You do not need to be mechanically-inclined to participate.

Founder of Flute Specialists, Robert Johnson, has presented this repair clinic across the country, including at two National Flute Association Conferences, a National Suzuki Conference, Universities, and colleges, flute festivals, summer camps, workshops as well as junior high and high schools.

We are also available for “house calls“-visiting your community, performing repairs and bringing instruments for testing without us having to give the repair lecture.

Contact us to schedule your own presentation for your studio visit.
Each of our staff of professional instructions are also available for clinics and sectionals.
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Studio Classes

Private lessons are offered right here in our store. Lessons are the key to success in mastering an instrument. Individual attention gives the student customized instruction on how to play the instrument properly and how to read and interpret the music. Lessons are for individuals who are beginners, students who are struggling, band and orchestra members who are bored and want to play more or harder music, and even adults who want to learn, learn again, or continue learning more. Lessons are typically weekly, and they can be taken long term or short term (i.e. getting ready for solo and ensemble or an audition).

Our teachers are also available for sectional, master classes, and concerts. Flute Specialists, Inc. host a recital every year to
give an opportunity for all students to perform as a soloist or with a group.

SEE OUR TEACHERS BELOW

FLUTE

    • Miranda Browne
    • Tatiana Nanami Cassetta
    • Kasey Martin
    • Carol Perkins

PICCOLO

    • Miranda Browne
    • Kasey Martin
    • Tatiana Nanami Cassetta

RECORDER

    • Kasey Martin

CLARINET & SAXOPHONE

  • Sam Martin

TEACHERS BIOS

Miranda Browne- Flute and Piccolo

Ms. Browne recently earned her Bachelor’s Degree in flute performance from Central Michigan University and performs locally as a soloist, chamber ensemble member, and also with her classical guitarist duo partner. Miranda is a former student of the FS Studio and loves teaching budding flutists of all ages and levels. Email:mbrowne1229@gmail.com(Tuesdays, Thursdays)

Tatiana Cassetta – Flute, Piccolo, Fife

Tatiana received her Master’s Degree in Flute Performance from West Virginia University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Michigan State University. She gave her solo debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2017. As an active chamber musician, she performs regularly with BETA Quartet and the Allegro Chamber Orchestra. With a passion for teaching, Tatiana was previously Associate Teacher of Flute at the WVU Community Music School and Flute Choir Director for the International Flute Symposium. Email: tatiana.cassetta@gmail.com (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Kasey Martin- Flute and Piccolo

Ms. Martin currently holds orchestral positions with the Midland Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, and Southwest Michigan Symphony, and performs with other groups throughout the area including the Toledo Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, and Detroit Symphony. She is a flute instructor at the Steiner School in Ann Arbor and Madonna University in Livonia. She also serves as music director of the Flute Specialists Flute Choir and as a board member of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association. Email:Kassiamartin@yahoo.com (Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays)

Sam Martin- Clarinets (including Soprano, Eb, and bass) and all Saxophones

Mr. Martin is the principal clarinetist of the Rochester Symphony and the second clarinetist of the warm Symphony Orchestra.
He also performs regularly with orchestras and theaters pits throughout Michigan. He has played both clarinet and saxophones in
theater orchestras including the Fox and Fisher Theaters in Detroit. He also performs as a soloist and with his wife Kassia Martin as the Martin Wind Duo. Email:samallanmartin@yahoo.com (Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays)

Carol Perkins – Flute

Flutist Carol Perkins has enjoyed many years as a freelance musician and flute instructor in the Metro-Detroit area. She currently provides private flute instruction at Flute Specialists and Cranbrook Schools. Her students include youth through adults, the amateur and the serious professional. The only requirement is a love of music and the desire to learn. Carol is also a certified Stott Pilates Instructor. Her Pilates training allows her to help musicians overcome performance related injuries. Email: carolperk@mac.com (Tuesdays)