Flute & Headjoint Trials
Our experienced staff is ready and eager to assist you through your new instrument search. To make things easy, we offer several ways to trial our instruments through: In-shop trials, On-site trials, Teacher Studio trial, and our 7-day trial program: to request a 7-day trial, please complete the Trial Request form T1 here.
Visiting the Nagahara Flutes Shop is the best way to try our complete line of instruments. On site, we are able to provide our clients with one-on-one specialized attention and an in-person trial experience with all the different available options; this personalized experience allows you to try our flutes, headjoints, and Mini's first hand and narrow down the selection fully informed, assisted not only by our expert consultant's recommendations and demonstrations, but also by your direct personal experience at our shop.
Our trial room has lively acoustics and is comfortably furnished complete with a Steinway baby grand piano. Shop tours are also available during trial visits to meet the makers and learn about the fascinating process of flute making.
Please contact our shop to set up your appointment and secure your trial instrument selection. Friends, colleagues, teachers and trusted ears are also welcome during your trial appointment!
Throughout the year, Nagahara Flutes representatives travel to several flute events, festivals, fairs, conventions, and even Universities! We encourage you to visit our booth at these events, which are a great way to try our instruments for the first time and get acquainted with the different models, alloys, and the overall design.
For those who wish to try our flutes in a quieter environment with individualized attention from one of our Nagahara flutes experts we offer private trial appointments during these events which can be scheduled on site or ahead of time. To see a list places we plan to visit next and check if we'll be near you visit our Events Schedule.
Teacher Studio Trial
For those teachers with thriving studios who are in the process of helping students in their flute search we offer the option of a complementary initial Studio trial. This trial opportunity is a budget friendly option for students and allows several studio members to try the instruments through the 7 day trial time. Following this initial trial, students are welcome to request a selection of flutes and headjoints on trial through the 7-day Trial Program described below.
To set up a Studio trial the teacher is requested to please contact our office and a sales representative will be happy to assist in scheduling the trial time and selection according to material preference, budget and timeline for delivery.
Flute & Headjoint 7-day Trial Program
Nagahara Flutes offers a 7-day trial program for USA customers to try flutes and/or headjoint in their own performance environment. We ship up to four headjoints or two flutes with four headjoints. Trials usually begin on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Over-the-weekend shipping is always avoided for security reasons and the well being of the instruments.
To request a trial, please complete the Trial Request form T1 here. Nagahara Flutes/NNI Inc., offers for trial: flutes, Mini’s, and headjoints. Nagahara Flutes/NNI Inc., requires all trial customers to fill out the Trial Application form and agree to all terms and conditions. Trial customers are responsible to prepay outbound shipping and, if returning trial stock, the return shipping charges. Insurance costs valued at 0.12% of the net retail value of all products being shipped will also be charged to the customer.
*To try a Nagahara Mini, please visit our Getting a Mini page.