New Di Zhao Flutes
I am pleased to announce that I am now the distributor Di Zhao flutes here in Berkeley Ca.
Priced between $900 and $3,000 these instruments are perfect for both the beginner and professional
flautist. Coming in a variety of models from student to silver headjoints and bodies including grenadilla wood, they are a welcome addition to the flute world.
Fellow Flautists: I am proud to tell
you that I now have Dean-Yang, Azumi, Trevor James and
Giacomini flutes for sale. I have student models which
are closed hole and C foot, and intermediate models
which have a silver headjoint, openhole, and low B foot
with the C gizmo key. I invite you to come in and try
After my week of intensive training in Los Angeles with master repair technician Paul Rabinov, who trained with Bob Gilchrist, Jon Landell, Muramatsu and others, I received this certificate for Muramatsu flute repair. This gives me access to purchase Muramatsu pads and parts that are made specifically for the Muramatsu flute.
At this time I am one of five technicians in the United States trained in the advanced techniques necessary to the repair of Muramatsu flutes and the installation of their specially designed pads.
Javier Zalba came to visit not long ago. He is the author of the Flute Soneando and Saxophone Soneando books about Cuban music that are in stock here at the store, and he plays with the Buena Vista Social Club and the AfroCuban Allstars.
J.L. Smith Flute Roadshow
Friday, March 7, 2 - 8pm and
Saturday, March 8, 11am - 4pm
Yes, it's that time of year again and the J.L. Smith Flute Roadshow will be here at
Steve Deutsch Woodwinds, 2101B Woolsey St. in Berkeley on Fri and Sat,
March 7th and 8th.
All kinds of of flutes and headjoints, from Powell, Muramatsu, Yamaha, Artley Wilkins, Haynes, DiZhao, Gemini, to Manke and Brannen-Cooper will be here for your playing pleasures so come on by.
As always there is a full repair shop as well and I have Straubinger, Muramatsu,
and Jon Landell certification so your flute is in the best of hands.
Our phone is 510-533-6750 and thanks for your time.
View the Price List (PDF)
A previous flute showcase held at Piedmont Center for the Arts with a master class by Robert Stallman.
I want to thank everyone who came and participated in the Robert Stallman – Flute Masterclass on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Piedmont Center for the Arts and made it a wonderful event.
A true renaissance artist, Steve Deutsch is a consummate
musician-composer; master flute, clarinet and saxophone
repairman; teacher; painter and photographer, and has made
a home in the San Francisco Bay Area for 35 years.
- David Straubinger Certified Pad Installation
- Altus Flutes Authorized Repair
- Muramatsu Authorized Repair
- Flutes and Sax mechanical restorations
- Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon repair
- 25+ years of experience
- All work warranteed
- Music Lessons
- Buy and sell instruments
- Fine art