Care & Maintenance Posts

Quick Tips On Oboe Care and Maintenance

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your oboe.

Quick Tips On Clarinet Care and Maintenance

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your clarinet.

How To Keep Your Saxophone Clean

Daily care and maintenance of your instrument is very important to how well your instrument performs, even when you’re home during e-learning. Watch this quick video below for a few, quick tips on caring for your saxophone.

How To Keep Your Trumpet Clean

To further clean your instrument remove all valves, slides and caps from the trumpet. You may submerge the trumpet in warm water (should be noticeably warm but not scalding hot) with mild dish soap such as dawn. Let the instrument sit for five minutes and then use your valve casing brush and snake brush to remove excess dirt and debris from the trumpet. Absolutely DO NOT force the brushes into smaller spaces such as the valve ports or the ends of smaller tuning slides. The crook ends of the 1st and third valve tuning slides can be cleaned by running water through them.

Once all easily accessible areas of the trumpet have been scrubbed thoroughly rinse the trumpet in warm clean water and let air dry. Once the trumpet is dry you may then apply your necessary lubricants to moving parts and reassemble. Stay safe!

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Welcome to Paige's Music

We know there is uncertainty right now, but the team at Paige’s Music is ready to help you keep making music!

  1. We will remain open regular hours unless we are mandated to close. Please follow us on our social media channels for updates.
  2. Since many school schedules are interrupted, please contact us with any questions or needs you may have and we will find a way to help you!
  3. We are taking extra precautions on top of our already very high sanitary standards to keep every instrument clean & every staff member, customer & student safe.
  4. Here are some tips to help your student to keep their instrument clean & safe.

Please contact us with any questions that you may have.

Which Valve Oil Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right valve oil at Paige's Music

At Paige’s Music, we are frequently asked “what valve oil do you recommend”? This answer can vary depending on the type and age of instrument as well as specific player preferences. Here is a short overview of our most popular options.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Well, it’s Indiana…and we never know when winter is going to show up, and it looks like at least the snow has decided to pay us an early visit this year. So we want to take a moment to remind you that the cold can cause some serious issues with your instrument if you are not taking proper care of it. Below are a few tips to help protect your instrument over the next several months…

Basic Tips On Caring For Your Oboe

Last summer we updated the care videos for several of the beginning instruments available on our Debut Rental Program. Below is the general care and maintenance video for oboes, with instruction given by Erin Nichols of the Indy Flute Shop.