January, February, March 2017

Welcome to my website.  I'm a flutist and a flute and piccolo repair technician based in Florida.

As 2017 gets underway,  I have to recognize that my life, my business, my priorities are changing.  I had even considered shutting down Flutestar and my website; instead, for now, I will inform anyone who bothers to read this far that I am cutting back.

As I get older, and move toward retirement, I find myself being more choosy about the jobs I accept.  For instance, I no longer do full flute overhauls and seldom do repads.  They are just too much work.  I have recently refused to work on old flutes (I'm talking 25 year old Gemeinhardts and such).  (Folks, flutes do not have an endless life span, especially flutes that cost less than $1,000 to begin with; do yourself a favor and get yourself a newer flute.)

I am more likely to work on your piccolo than on your flute.  I am more likely to work on your flute if I've done work on it in the past.

So, yes, I'm cutting back.  Generally my shop is closed in the summer.  I'm selling off my small inventory of flutes and most likely in the future will have very limited stock.  I may have some piccolos because they are more fun to work on than flutes (and easier).

Thank you for visiting my website.  I'd be happy to hear from you via email with any comments or questions you may have. 

Nancy Shinn
    Flute & Piccolo Services
This page was last updated: January 25, 2017

 Nancy Shinn, Flutist
Flute & Piccolo Repair Technician
Certified Straubinger Pad  Tech.

cell phone:  828-712-9038
Email me for shipping address


B.A. in Music,  Queens University, Charlotte, NC 
M.S. Biology, Univ. of NC at Charlotte, NC
M.M. Flute , Western Carolina University, NC

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