Louis Carlini is not only an expert flute repairman, but also a
Straubinger Certified Technician
here). Lou acquired most of his expertise from working
with his Dad, a master machinist who had studied instrument repair at the Dorn Kirchner School
in Union NJ.
In 1973 they began to specialize in
professional quality flutes, and by 1992, Lou was working on the
flute of Julius Baker, former Principal of the NY Philharmonic.
Manufacturers in the quiet evolution of flute making in the
generation of the Golden Era through today have depended on his
expert opinion, and Louis continues to troubleshoot and apply
his ingenuity to each flute's individual needs and capacities.
holds degrees in English Literature from FDU and Music
Performance [Magna Cum Laude] from Rutgers University. He
studied flute with Anton Kuskin and Ransom Wilson. He has
conducted repair seminars at Wilkes University [Pa.] and at the
1998 NY Flute Fair, and has done flute triage both at Wilkes and
for Julius Baker master classes.
An impassioned repair person, Louis strives to make every
instrument sing, and you can be sure that your flute will
maintain his solid precision adjustments. Mr.
Carlini is a member of the National Flute Association and can be
seen at their yearly conventions as well as other flute
Your experience with Mr.
Carlini will be that he is not only humble about his abilities,
but also honest and fair in his dealings. So whether your
flute needs a tune up or you need to tune up your flute playing,
give Mr. Carlini a call! You won't be sorry!
To schedule an appointment,
see his telephone, address & email
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING!
*** Hey Lou, I received my (Artley metal) Piccolo
today and it plays great. It is just a piece
of crap student model and it plays as well as a
pro-model. My Powell flute is playing like new
again. The biggest difference I see is that
the "edge" is back in my sound like when I
bought it new. Great job. Thanks for
your hard work and it was a pleasure to spend
the day with you and get to know you.
*** Dear Lou, You've got magic! My (backup
flute, Yamaha 481 H) flute plays great, Thank
Hope your holiday
season is great! Nancy
*** Hi Lou! Just an update on the
flute--it works beautifully. I'm pretty
positive that it works
better than the moment I first bought it.
Thank you so much again for getting it done so quickly.
Thanks again Lou... until next time! Ty Gable
Thank you for the
superb job you have done on my Cooper-Haynes
flute. I have
not played this particular
flute for over a year because I could not
tolerate the "tubby" sound (among other issues).
In the past year you are the 3rd flute
technician to work on it - and FINALLY I am
in love with it again. It has NEVER
played better! You will be the only flute technician (I should
say EXPERT) that I will allow to work on my
flutes ever again! Thank you so very much!
*** "Thank you SO MUCH" for the
wonderful work you did on my flute, (a Powell])! I have
it now for the last week, and it is amazing_ I am
not sure it ever sounded this nice!"
:) Flutist Cathy Garrison
*** Lou, Thank you so much for the fabulous work you did
on my flute! Love, Natasha Huisen
*** I just got my flute back today, and after playing it for
about an hour, I hear a big difference.
Thank you very much for
your time in making the repairs! Take care. Sheila Flanagan
***"Dear Lou, the flute plays beautifully. Thank you for
making time to work on it. Everyone
difference in ensemble today.
Thanks again Daphne (Cunliffe).
*** Dear Mr. Carlini, Thank you very
much for repairing the flute for our daughter Eva Marie.
is thrilled! I've enclosed a gratuity for your
services. thank you very much.
Sincerely, Delilah Smith.
*** Dear Lou, thank you again for doing a wonderful job
repairing my flute. I also appreciate your
sending it back to me so quickly. Best wished to you
Lou, Thank you for you work on my Altus. The action is
faster! What I thought was
articulation / fingers
coordination was the
action getting in the way. Thank you again! -Tina Gast
Forget the rest - Lou's the Best"
I have a heavy freelance schedule, and Lou keeps my
and my students' flutes in top condition! He is
thorough, affordable, a good communicator, honest
I brought my flute to him once and said, "Lou! My flute
needs an overhaul!" and he responded: "How do you
know that? Let me look at it!" It turned out
not need an overhaul, merely some adjustments. His
honesty, comprehensive knowledge of the
thoroughness is why I highly recommend him!
Call for a Repair Estimate for Your Flute or Piccolo
Yes, You May Mail Us Your Flute...
The North Jersey Flute Center
Carlini Woodwind Repair
Flute & Piccolo Specialist
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
201-917-8247 | PiccoLou71@gmail.com