Instruments Played on Broadway Shows, Film, and Television:

   Flute in C

   Alto Flute in G

   Piccolo

 

Specialty:

   Recorders  (soprano, alto, sopranino)  -  "The Secret Garden"  "Cyrano"  "A Man of No Importance"  "Mary Poppins"  "Les Miserables"

   Indian Bonsuri Flutes - "Aida"  "Finding Neverland" 

   Dizi - Chinese Flutes - "Finding Neverland", jingles for General Motors, General Foods, misc. others

   Irish Flutes -  "A Man of No Importance"

   Irish Pennywhistles -  "The Producers Movie - closing credits"  "Finding Neverland" "The Secret Garden"  "A Man of No Importance"

   Pan Flutes -  "The Secret Garden" ,  GM and other jingles for music production team "tomandandy" 

  

  

Retuning an 1895 French Rive-Gautie

Retuning an 1895 French Rive-Gautie

In 1997 I retuned this low pitch Rive-Gautie flute from A=435 to A=441 modern scale pitch. I used this flute for several years and it can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast Album of "Ragtime The Musical" and others. I would never do this again! It was crazy intense work and I learned more about the flute than I would ever want to think about while performing!

So long!  old tone holes . . .

So long! old tone holes . . .

The body of the flute tube has been patched up with new silver tubing on the left hand in order to reposition the tone holes for the A=441 scale. Insane amount of work to do this!

New Tone Hole Positions

New Tone Hole Positions

The tone holes have been re-soldered into new positions.

Headjoint Mandrels

Headjoint Mandrels

I have made several head joints over the years.

Headjoint taper measurements

Headjoint taper measurements

In this case, from Powell flute ser. #88 which I owned at one time.

Some random notes on chimneys etc.

Some random notes on chimneys etc.