top of page

Caring for you flute




  • After playing clean out using your cleaning rod and a polishing gauze. NEVER return your instrument after playing to its case without cleaning out first.


  • Sticking keys can be fixed (sometimes) by using "cleaning paper". Place the cleaning paper between the pad and the tone hole, press lightly a few times. If this doesn't clear the sticking, then take your instrument to a repairer for them to take a look.


  • A cheap alternative to "cleaning paper" is cigarette papers sometimes called Rizlas.


  • Periodically. clean your flute using a soft cloth. Taking care to remove dirt from around the mechanisms.


  • Periodically - at least once a year - get you flute serviced by a professional repairer.


  • NEVER place grease on either of the metal tendons on your instrument. Cork grease is ONLY for instruments with cork in the connecting parts, like a wooden flute or piccolo.

bottom of page