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Flute

Always open with case on the floor.

Assemble in the manner shown by your teacher to avoid damage.

The body of the flute is very fragile, take care not to damage it or bend the keys.

Swab the flute after each use, this will help the pads last longer.

DO NOT oil the keys unless instructed to do so by your teacher.

Flutes can be damaged by too much moisture, do not wash instrument.

Clean only in the manner described by your teacher.

To keep it working properly, it must be played each day.

Keep the connecting joints wiped off to maintain easy assembly

Use only a polish cloth that is made for flutes.

Do not use any kind of abrasive silver polish

Do not try to repair your instrument.

Clarinet

Always open with case on the floor.

Assemble in the manner shown by your teacher to avoid damage.

The reed and mouthpiece tips are very fragile, take care not to break them.

Swab the clarinet after each use.

DO NOT oil the keys unless instructed to do so by your teacher.

Clarinets can be damaged by too much moisture, do not wash instrument.

Clean only in the manner described by your teacher.

To keep it working properly, it must be played each day.

Keep the corks greased regularly to avoid drying out and breaking.

Keep 2 or 3 reeds "broken in" and rotate your practice time between them

Care should be taken not to bend the bridge key when assembling.

Do not try to repair your instrument.

Saxophone

Always open with case on the floor

Assemble in the manner shown by your teacher to avoid damage.

The reed and mouthpiece tips are very fragile, tke care not to break them.

Swab the instrument with a saxophone swab after each usage.

DO NOT oil the keys unless instructed to do so by your teacher.

Clean only in the manner described by your teacher.

To keep it working properly, it must be played each day.

Keep the cork geased regularly to avoid drying out and breaking.

Keep 2 or 3 reeds "broken in" and rotate your practice time between them

Care should be taken not to bend the keys when assembling

Do not try to repair your instrument.

Trumpet

Always open with case on the floor.

Assemble in the manner shown by your teacher to avoid damage.

The body of the trumpet is very fragile, take care not to damage it.

Put the mouthpiece in with a slight twist. Untwist to remove.

DO NOT pound on the top of the mouthpiece, it will get stuck.

Do not try to remove a stuck mouthpiece, your teacher has a special tool for this purpose.

Clean only in the manner described by your teacher.

Keep the valves oiled in manner prescribed by your teacher.

Do not take out the valves unless instructed to do so by your tacher.

Do not lay the trumpet down on the 2nd valve slide.

Do not keep anything in your case on top of your trumpet, it will damage the valves.

To keep it working properly, it must be played each day.

Keep the tuning slide lubricated with tuning slide grease only.

Do not use any kind of metal polish.

Do not try to repair insturment yourself.

Do not force your case closed, it should close easily if the instrument is inserted properly.

Trombone

Always open with case o the floor. Assemble in the manner shown by your teacher to avoid damage.

The slide of the trombone is very fragile, take care not to damage it.

The most common causes of dents in the slide are from the bell hitting it during assembly.

Put the mouthpiece in with a slight twist. Untwist to remov. DO NOT pound on the tope of the mouthpiece, it will get stuck.

Do not try to remove a stuck mouthpiece, your teacher has a special tool for this purpose.

Clean only in the manner described by your teacher.

Do not disassemble the slide unless instructed to do so by your teacher.

Keep your pratice area clear of obstacles, you don't want to bang your slide.

Do not keep anything in your case on top of your trombone, it may damage it.

Do not force your case closed, it should close easily if the instrument is isnerted properly.

To keep it working properly, it must be played each day

Keep the tuning slide lubricated only with tuning slide grease.

Use only a polishing cloth that is made for the trombone.

Do not use any kind of metal polish.

Do not try to repair your instrument yourself