studio equipment

Keefe wooden piccolo

Haynes wooden piccolo x 2

Haynes silver piccolo

Seaman wooden piccolo x 2

Brannen in line flute

Brannen offset Broegger-mechanic flute

Haynes silver flute

Haynes closed hole silver flute

Powell silver flute

Levit quartertone silver flute

Yamaha alto with two curved and straight headjoints

Trevor James nickel finish alto flute with curved head

Trvor James silver finish alto flute with curved head

Haynes silver alto with straight head

Altus Bass flute

Opperman Bass flute

Flute students are fortunate to have these professional quality instruments available for use. Priority is given to those needing instruments for ensembles and professional auditions.

Oberlin's instruments are covered by Oberlin's insurance if their whereabouts is well documented. PLEASE complete these forms immediately: sign out form or sign in form

All instruments are to be returned in finger-printless condition, just as you would with your friend's or Alexa's gear. PLEASE advise Alexa of any accidents or faults immediately. Failure to comply with these policies will result in suspension of borrowing privileges.

Repairs: Alexa is a straubinger-qualified installer and able to do most emergency repairs but her teaching schedule does not permit maintaining students' flutes. The nearest repairer is in Cleveland. Students are welcome to borrow a shipping box to ship their flutes to repairers of their choice. Alexa strongly recommends Sherry Lee and Clifford Tretick. Students can normally borrow one of the studio flutes while theirs is being repaired.

If you do not already have instrument insurance, you should probably arrange that before you ship your flute. Shipping via USPS registered mail includes $10,000 insurance at a reasonable price but is not very fast. Other forms of shipping will incur insurance charges very close to the normal yearly charge for comprehensive insurance from a reputable company such as Clarion (classical instrument instrument insurance specialists offering a discount for NFA members).