It’s time to finally start making meaningful progress in your playing by finding your perfect headjoint match.
We’ve all been there – you’re in rehearsal and that solo is coming up and you’re not sure you’re warmed up enough to get those soft high notes out. Or maybe no matter how hard you practice, you never feel totally in control of your low register. Maybe you’ve been suffering through dynamic exercises for years and you still don’t feel like you’re in complete control.
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL BECAUSE THIS USED TO BE MY REALITY, TOO.
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY?
You don’t have to warm up for extensive periods of time every day, you don’t have to rely on muscle memory to play your headjoint reliably and you don’t have to drill exercises to death to ensure you can play how you want. So often I hear people say they are “making it work” or they are sticking to a rigorous and often damaging warm up and practice schedule in order to “stay in shape.”
Your headjoint should work with you so you can play your best, effortlessly.
By consulting with me we can determine whether your headjoint needs an adjustment or if it is time to select a new headjoint. By helping pair you with a headjoint from my line that best matches your practice and performance requirements or by building you a custom headjoint perfectly suited to your needs, I can help you take back control of your playing.
HEADJOINT NAME: LOTUS
The most agile and free blowing headjoint. The Lotus is for the player that is seeking a free and open headjoint with a quick and easy response and crisp articulation. With a supple and athletic feel, the Lotus is big, bold and free, and is best suited for those that are seeking an athletic headjoint that won’t hold them back. Don’t let the words “free blowing” or “easy” fool you; this is a very sophisticated and colorful headjoint style.
HEADJOINT NAME: DAHLIA
The most powerful and dynamic headjoint. Never struggle to project again on this powerhouse that will fill the concert hall with ease while still being flexible, clear, colorful and beautifully nuanced. This headjoint is a force fit for the most demanding orchestral setting. Projecting effortlessly, the Dahlia is for the player that wants a powerful sound while still maintaining the flexibility and color palette of a more refined, conservatively sized headjoint style. The more you play the Dahlia, the more it grows into the perfect headjoint.
HEADJOINT NAME: ORCHID
The most expressive headjoint. Alter tone colors with ease and play with a full and unrestricted range of dynamics on this charismatic headjoint. A bit more resistant than our other styles, the Orchid centers your sound without feeling too constrictive. This headjoint features a focused and direct tone quality while maintaining an expressive and flexible feel. This is a responsive headjoint that is beautifully smooth through all three octaves and is perfectly suited for those that want their use of colors and nuance to take center stage.
HEADJOINT NAME: CUSTOM HANDMADE
This headjoint is custom made for you with the perfect levels of resistance, response, color and nuance that you need. Options that can be customized to your specifications include: lip plate size, lip plate geometry, riser height, embouchure shape, undercutting and overcutting. We also offer a variety of crown shapes and weights that can be customized to your preference as well. The headjoint is the soul of the flute, with every detail of its construction affecting the sound; by customizing the design you can bring the headjoint of your dreams to reality.
Not quite sure which headjoint is your perfect match?
That’s why I created the perfect match questionnaire! It isn’t always easy to put into words what it is you are looking for but by completing the perfect match questionnaire I can use your answers to help guide you to the headjoint of your dreams.