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How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

Now that summer break has officially begun, you might be wondering, “What should I do with my instrument over break?”, “Do I really NEED to practice this summer?”, or “What can I do with music that’s not summer marching band?”. While some schools offer summer activities for students, there are other important things to consider during the break to set yourself up for success in the next school year!

1. Get a Clean, Oil, and Adjust (COA) on Your Flute

Summer is the perfect time to bring your flute into our repair shop for a Clean, Oil, and Adjust (COA). Getting your flute serviced once per year keeps it in great condition, allowing you to play your best throughout the year. Our expert repair technicians will take excellent care of your flute. Simply bring your flute into our store, check it in with our sales staff, and pick it up a week later. Your flute will play like a dream!

2. Take Time to Rest

It’s called “Summer Break” for a reason! Take some time to rest and enjoy activities that bring you joy. Resting will make you feel rejuvenated and ready to start the new school year. Discover a new hobby, spend time with friends and family, go on vacation, and do whatever makes you happy!

3. Remember to Get Some Practice Time In

While taking a short break from your instrument is beneficial, you don’t want to stop playing altogether during the summer. Not practicing can make you backtrack, and when the school year starts, you might feel rusty. Playing something fun during the summer can help maintain your skills. There are countless online sources for flute music, including free ones. Find music you enjoy and practice that!

4. Look into Private Lessons

Summer is a great time to start private lessons. This can give you a head start for the next school year, and there is usually more availability in studios during the summer months. Working with a private teacher can greatly expand your skills. One-on-one sessions with a flute specialist allow you to focus on areas you might not have time for during band class. Good news! We have a convenient page on our website to help you find local teachers: Find a Teacher.

5. Go See a Concert

With all the extra free time during summer, why not check out some live music? Attending a concert—whether it’s classical, pop, rock, or any genre you like—can be a great way to get inspired without practicing your instrument. Many orchestras, concert bands, and other music groups offer free concerts throughout the summer.