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National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians

Straubinger Flute Repair

Jen and Byron, at separate times, drove to Indianapolis to take the STRAUBINGER PAD CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP, which is an intensive, multi-day course, designed specifically to cover the concepts, methods of application, and procedures involved in installing Straubinger pads. It is exclusively for experienced repair technicians.


Straubingerô Pads are designed specifically for hand-made flutes and consist of different materials and components than a traditional pad. The patented pad support unit and profiled washer are machined to close tolerances, one at a time, on a high precision lathe.  The actual installation of the Straubingerô Pad requires careful preparation of the flute. The instrument must be in the very finest mechanical condition in order for the pads to be installed properly.

Successful completion of the workshop is determined solely at the discretion of David Straubinger and entitles the repair technician to be a certified Straubinger repairman, with full entitlement to use the Straubingerô Pad in their repair business. Jen and Byron are Rochesterís only two repair technicians to earn this designation. Up until now, flutists in the region with Straubinger pads needed to send their flute out of town. With two local certified technicians right here (in the same shop no less!), they no longer have to part with their flute for too long or risk shipping it.

To learn more please visit: http://straubingerflutes.com


Jen is very focused...

Working on the left hand keys.

Jen with David upon completion.

Jen congratulating Riane when she finished her flute.

Byron working diligently on the foot joint.

Working under David's watchful eyes.

Notice the concentration...



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