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Quotes from Letters - Flutists Say...

Most headjoint and flute manufacturers use a prominent flutist to promote their products. Drelinger does not. Instead we publish from the thousands of unsolicited letters of praise received from Drelinger customers over the years, ranging from world class virtuosos, to virtually all venues of professional flutists as well as teachers, students and flute lovers in general from ages 7 to 95. Here are some of these quotes attesting to Drelinger's total commitment to satisfy every flutist's need for the perfect headjoint for their requirements. If you have the time, please read all 941 quotes so you will get a real understanding of Drelinger's reputation of excellence. To verify authenticity, original letters and emails are available for viewing.

MD wrote …

I just received the headjoint. I look forward to many decades of great music with your work.

 

SM wrote …

…you are a genius!

 

SM wrote …

I'm loving my new UpRite.

 

LM wrote…

Speaking of new corks, I would be very interested in checking out your new corks once they become available. When you popped it in my headjoint and I played it last week, I still can't get over the difference! Wow.

 

MJ wrote …

….The headjoint sounds amazing, such an improvement. And the case is wonderful. Thanks for everything!

 

MJ wrote …

I appreciate your fine work and have enjoyed my headjoint for many years! I always get compliments on my tone…

 

SM wrote …

… I must tell you how much I love my Wood headjoint and how my sound is so much more open when using it….

 

FS wrote …

As per our conversation my new head plays like a dream!...

 

ZL wrote …

Well, I opened my little box of magic and put it on my tightened up flute and I'm loving life! It's beyond my wildest expectations…and I probably won't sleep tonight!

 

TR wrote …

I really appreciate your working with me to make this work out. You are a brilliant craftsman, and truly the only one I recommend to my students and colleagues.

 

GM wrote …

I would like to say that your headjoints are great and that I have been very satisfied with my headjoint.

 

GK wrote …

…you were a great help, it's a pleasure working with a pro like yourself… I'm definitely inspired to get back into flute again, can't wait to get the new headjoint!

 

BL wrote …

I had a rehearsal with my classical pianist today and she just flipped from the sound of my new gold head.

 

GJ wrote …

The silver headjoint that you made for me has significantly improved my playing and look forward to getting good enough to warrant an even better one.

 

CR wrote …

Your headjoint is the best I have ever known.

 

TJ wrote …

The Drelinger headjoint sounds amazing on my flute, certainly way more responsive with the Cathedral Crown cork assembly. I love it!

 

OS wrote …

I am eager to start playing on my headjoint, and I thank you again for working with me. God Bless!

 

SM wrote …

This flute was made for me Sandy!! You are the best!!! Thank you so much. I feel like I have a new lease on life.

 

SR wrote …

Thanks again Sandy, can't tell you how grateful I am for your talent.

 

FA wrote …

The headjoint arrived this morning and I have had a great time practicing on it. It feels wonderful and smooth and easier to play than my other one!! And it is lovely to look at, too!

 

PL wrote …

Just wanted to send you a BIG “thank-you”…. I keep thinking—I can't wait to get Sandy's new headjoint!

 

SR wrote …

Thank you very, very much. Could not live without either of your gold heads. A big reason why I can sound better with less time to practice! 

 

TJ wrote …

Thanks for the picc headjoint, it is amazing. Please keep me posted on your travel itinerary, I am definitely coming to pick out a wood flute head.

 

GC wrote …

You always do great work both inventing and matching headjoints to the player. Thank you.

 

EW wrote …

It arrived!!! And my daughter is enjoying it already. Thanks again, it was a pleasure meeting you.

 

LJ wrote …

The headjoint was delivered today, and it fits perfectly in my flute. Thank you so much! You are fantastic!

 

MD wrote …

The headjoint is superb… I have discovered the extremes of the instrument and I'm having fun.

 

SM wrote …

…I'm never going back to the old way of playing. This way is far superior!

 

FS wrote …

….I got a chance to try her flute. That's a wonderful headjoint!

 

TS wrote …

…tried my flute and is blown away by the headjoint…my teacher seems interested to come and try out your headjoints when he goes to the States. I hope it works out.

 

PJ wrote …

…I love the UpRite!

 

MJ wrote …

…got a 9K rose gold, 14K lip plate, platinum air reed headjoint…I have really, really enjoyed it.

 

SD wrote …

Still playing and loving the UpRite headjoint. 

 

BT wrote …

Here's the check for 91-U – thanks so much! What luck that you had what I wanted!

 

SM wrote …

I was personally amazed at the difference in sound when my son used your headjoint on his flute!

 

RA wrote …

I look forward to getting my headjoint.  I enjoyed the Alexa Still CD but the recordings of Aralee Dorough & Moshe Epstein were brilliant. I have play them several times. They certainly demonstrate the possibilities of the UpRite headjoint very favorable indeed.

 

GV wrote …

I cannot tell you how happy I am with the UpRite! The sound is great – with lots of colors with an easy high register and good response. My shoulders, neck, and left arm and hand are freer than they have ever been. Technical combinations which were always a problem for me (due to tension in the neck and left hand) are now so much easier to deal with. I just don't know how to thank you…

 

KJ wrote …

Just want to tell you again how thrilled I am at the prospect of the incredible headjoint that makes my flute sound so good and play so easily. You are indeed a genius, Sandy, as I have said many times, and I am oh so grateful for your time and expertise in helping me find a head that is really me.

 

SM wrote …

Happy New Year! I am happy to report that things are going well with the headjoint. I am really enjoying a lot of its characteristics.

 

FB wrote …

You are truly the God of flute headjoints. These last ones are your best work that I've seen. Keep up the good work!

 

VA wrote …

I love my headjoint that I purchased from you in August.

 

TJ wrote …

Happy New Year! My husband and I bought a headjoint for our daughter a couple of years ago. She is still loving it!

 

KJ wrote …

Now you have another happy customer that wasn't there before.

 

SS wrote …

Still loving my headjoint, after all of these years.

 

SS wrote …

It's time to re-insure my headjoint and I'm sure, with the price of gold as it is, that the value on mine needs to be adjusted upwards. Its #188, 14K gold that I bought in 1984. Still love it…

 

SA wrote …

I play a Drelinger headjoint and have since I was in grad school (on version four now, in regular use, and I also have a Drelinger picc headjoint and a wooden headjoint by Drelinger)…Obviously I am a happy customer …

 

ZT wrote …

I have owned a total of four Drelingers…I have never been disappointed with what he has sent me.

 

TD wrote …

My students and I have all been very happy with our Drelinger headjoints…What is unique about Sandy's approach is his ability to hear what the flutist  wishes for in his sound and to find a headjoint that achieves that for the player. He brings a set of headjoints that mix the variables…The process for me is like going to a great tailor instead of buying off the rack.

 

HM wrote …

Thank you very much for taking the time to work on my headjoint with me. The advice you gave me for playing the headjoint has made all of the difference!

 

RN wrote …

Thank you for your friendship, support and belief in me. Your work and artistry has helped my efforts enormously.

 

AB wrote …

Thank you for helping me out…I love this headjoint!! 

 

BJ wrote …

I have one of your headjoints, #184, which I enjoy very much… 

 

SL wrote …

I have one of your headjoints and I visited with you last time you were here…I love my headjoint and am thinking of getting another for my old Powell.

 

ZT wrote …

Thanks for all your help, I feel 100% secure in asking your help in a project like this. This flute plays very well for me and everyone else who has picked it up.

 

BB wrote …

Thanks for the quick delivery. This headjoint is the best. Great intonation loud to soft – not to mention the real work of art. Thanks again.

 

MT wrote …

I'm hoping to make an appointment with you…I purchased my headjoint from you at least 10 years ago and never had it looked at. Working great though!

 

KA wrote …

The piccolo and headjoint arrived safely today. I tried the headjoint on a properly sealing Yamaha and it made a huge difference. Thanks again for your time and the consideration you have given in creating for me a very fine instrument. 

 

RE wrote …

Could you send me the replacement value of my headjoint? I still love it!

 

GJ wrote …

The headjoint arrived. Wow, what a difference. You are amazing, thank you.

 

SM wrote …

Many thanks for all of your kind hospitality…I am thrilled with the headjoint and plan on playing it in a rehearsal tonight.

 

ZT wrote …

Many years ago my high school band director said that the first car you buy should be a Rolls Royce…Following that same train of thought I have learned that buying the good stuff is usually less expensive in the long run and infinitely more satisfying for the duration. That's why I play Drelingers.

 

SJ wrote …

I purchased a piccolo headjoint for my Hammig piccolo several years ago…I continue to use the headjoint with pleasure and satisfaction.

 

PC wrote …

I am interested in trying some headjoints for my Miyazawa flute. I play in the Symphony where the principal flutist has one of your headjoints and raves about it. She sounds amazing, and I am very eager to try one. 

 

SM wrote …

I own a Drelinger headjoint that I purchased from Sandy back in the mid eighties. I love the headjoint and it has given me many years of enjoyment. 

 

JJ wrote …

The flute arrived yesterday afternoon and I love the new headjoint. Very responsive and fuller in the upper register. It is a different experience than the other headjoint, but still a lovely piece of work. Thank you!!! 

 

LD wrote …

I recently acquired a Muramatsu DS, which is now my primary flute, and would like to have your headjoint (my favorite) fitted to it.

 

JM wrote …

I visited you in California and purchased 2 headjoints for Haynes flutes that were owned by the Air Force Band. They continue to function very well…

 

GT wrote …

I played a concert last night with my headjoint. I got so many compliments on Beethoven's 6th. It projected nicely and I was able to have good control…The adjustment to the lip plate made a huge difference! I compare the control as turning on a dime instead of a silver dollar.

 

LD wrote …

Received headjoints. Fits well. Thanks!

 

PL wrote …

I bought one of your headjoints several years ago when I was studying…I am currently studying music in South America and I have had inquiries by people here who like my headjoint and want one. 

 

FS wrote …

I have been playing one of your headjoints since the NFA flute convention many years ago and have been very happy with it.

 

AP wrote …

Hi Sandy, I do have a student interested in seeing you…I love your headjoints, as you know…

 

MH wrote …

Dear Sandy—It's a thrill to tell you how much I enjoy my UpRite! Since I've been playing with the new headjoint, the long-standing neck pain and episodes of numbness/tingling that I had down my left arm have steadily diminished. It's wonderful not to wake up at night from nerve pain in my neck and arm. Best of all, it's fantastic to be able to play as long as I want! I also can't say enough about the quality of the carrying case and all the supporting items. The case is beautifully crafted – I love every detail: the multiple straps so it can be hand- or shoulder-carried, the ID tag holder, and the sturdy bumpers for resting the case on its end or its side, and the overall rugged construction. The compact flute stand is sturdy and wonderfully portable since it's so light and small. The neck strap is very comfortable. Most importantly, the SIT accessories are not only well-designed, but easy to use.

 

PJ wrote …

Sandy…. You do only the best work.

 

GR wrote …

In 1998 I purchased a Drelinger sterling silver free flo headjoint with platinum-air-reed and thoroughly enjoyed it! Unfortunately my flute and my beautiful headjoint were stolen from my home a few years ago. I am now playing a 1969 Haynes flute and I'm interested in purchasing a new Drelinger headjoint. I look forward to meeting with you again. Thanks!

 

KK wrote …

Still enjoying my headjoint and wanted to ensure I received your email newsletter.

 

WW wrote …

I happily played my new silver head in our rehearsal today – thanks a million for rushing the head out. They both look beautiful. I can't wait to try the wood one on my Brannen. 

 

PW wrote …

I purchased a sterling Max head with TOOTs from you in June 2006. I've enjoyed it very much…

 

KJ wrote …

Still enjoying your headjoint! (And getting compliments on my tone.)

 

HE wrote …

I was more than impressed with your product. Every flutist I know is now aware of Drelinger. And thank you for understanding my process.

 

SJ wrote …

I wanted to write you after I had a lesson on my new headjoint. Well, it's simply fantastic! I can't thank you enough.

 

AP wrote …

I got it. I love it. Thank you so much. You have no idea what this means to me.

 

BL wrote …

I got the head today – it's gorgeous. Practiced all day and took it to my gig tonight – it plays like a dream. Thank you so much!!

 

JS wrote …

My new headjoint arrived yesterday and I'm thrilled with it. It is so much easier to play that now the challenge is to learn to control the volume which is much easier that the challenge of hitting a high note. Thank you, thank you.

 

RK wrote …

Thank you so much for your thoughts. You are indeed ahead of the curve, bravo to you…

 

MA wrote …

It was great talking with you after all these years. My headjoint is still great to play. I just would like to get it cleaned up and anything else you think it needs. Thank you.

 

MM wrote …

I have been playing your Max headjoint for some time now and thoroughly enjoy it.

 

BD wrote …

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy my new headjoint!!! Every day I am looking forward to playing and being in awe of the awesome sounds that come out of my flute!!! What you DO is incredible and I feel blessed to have met you and have the opportunity to buy one of your Master pieces!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!!

 

MR wrote …

Head received today in fine shape… I will enjoy it! Seems to have plenty of power in addition to its fine sound…

 

MM wrote …

Thanks for your response. I am leaning toward a Rockstro position and recording the results. Extremely happy with your product.

 

FM wrote …

I have been thoroughly enjoying the headjoint I purchased from you a few years ago and my flute playing has improved.

 

ZP wrote …

The headjoint is performing well and it looks beautiful. Thanks for doing a great job.

 

SK wrote …

I have been using the new headjoint ever since returning home and it is really working very well. The sound is definitely fuller with more harmonics.

 

LI wrote …

Enjoying my headjoint more as time goes by.

 

WK wrote …

Thank you! I received the headjoint today…it is great…

 

SD wrote …

I purchased a headjoint from you sever year ago (that I love)…

 

OS wrote …

Thank you once again for the time you spent to help me pick out a headjoint. It was a pleasure working with you and God bless!!!

 

AM wrote …

I can't thank you enough for a most enjoyable time at the NFA convention! …it was a treat hanging out with you – your energy and humor is wonderful!!!

 

BJ wrote …

Received my headjoint and I could not be happier. The tone and sound is heavenly, leaps and bounds above my expectations. It was so fun playing my flute again and really liking the way I sound.

 

JJ wrote …

I wanted you to know I am really enjoying your new headjoint. The sound is bell-like, warm, precise, wonderful. Your work is excellent, from a true artist. I feel lucky to own your headjoint.

 

KT wrote …

Thank you for speaking with me on Friday…it is an amazing headjoint!!

 

KJ wrote …

I purchased my flute in 1976 and while it is a fine instrument, I haven't really had unfettered, flat-out FUN with it until I purchased your headjoint. The flute is now playing the way I expected it to play when I took delivery and I'm receiving many compliments on the tone. I'm constantly looking for every opportunity and excuse to play it. Thank you.

 

TM wrote …

I received the Karritium headjoint the day after you sent it. Wow!! The tone is warm and full. The low register is huge and full bodied. What a treat! The fit to body is snug and perfect! … Most of all, I appreciate the warmth and fullness the Karritium brings to the tone. It is truly a lovely sound that I love listening to every time I pick it up. It is truly worth the wait and I am so glad I made the trip to California to get it.

 

SB wrote …

I purchased a headjoint from you about 12 years ago for my flute – I absolutely loved it!! I have just purchased another flute and I would like to purchase a Drelinger headjoint for it.

 

GR wrote …

I am constantly enjoying my new headjoint. Thanks again for your beautiful work!

 

SD wrote …

The piccolo headjoint is GREAT!! We both love it!

 

KA wrote …

Thanks so much for my new headjoint! It will make such a great difference to my playing. … It inspires me to continue to work hard to show my father how much it will help and to make beautiful music that he will enjoy listening to. Thanks also for how nice you were during the whole process and I also really appreciate how helpful you were during the fitting process and helping me find a headjoint that works really well.

 

SG wrote …

I wanted you to know I received the headjoint, and it's just as wonderful as I remember it! Thank you again, for having me in your shop and helping me to find my voice in the flute.

 

ML wrote …

I use a Drelinger air reed with my early 70s Haynes. It definitely gives me better, more powerful low notes than my Haynes headjoint does and, once I actually got control over it, I've been able to do some wonderful pianissimos on the top notes as well…

 

FC wrote …

Got the head today. The fit was perfect… I can't put it down, the sound is great. You are the best!!!!

 

SD wrote …

Thank you so much! I enjoy playing on your headjoint.

 

HR wrote …

May I once again say that you are a genius and I love my Drelinger headjoint!

 

GS wrote …

We bought a headjoint last year and it's doing great… Thank you so much for what you do.

 

HE wrote …

I tried Drelinger headjoints last summer at a private session with Sandy Drelinger and he helped me to zero in on one that was to die for. I was astonished at how easily it played and how greatly is increased projection throughout the range, especially the low register…

 

PA wrote …

If you are still feeling like getting a new headjoint after having your flute worked on, I can tell you that I love my Drelinger headjoint, and Mr. Drelinger was very helpful with finding exactly the right one for me. 

 

DM wrote …

I bought a Drelinger piccolo headjoint last February – which I love, by the way!... I just sent emails to 21 of my flute friends, encouraging them to come try out your headjoints!!

 

HH wrote …

I am very happy with the headjoint you have just done for me.  

 

EH wrote …

I use a Drelinger headjoint (which I love) with my Lebret Flute…

 

GC wrote …

This is what to my experience your wooden headjoint does very well. Its sound is rich, mellow, and has very good blending capabilities. At the same time the headjoint doesn't need a lot of correction to play it in tune. And all registers speak very well…. 

 

ML wrote …

Thanks so much for the beautiful Saturday we had with you…the headjoint adventure was wonderful. We are so excited about the new headjoint. 

 

SS wrote …

Just received the repaired headjoint. Great job! Great to have it back. 

 

PL wrote …

Headjoint arrived yesterday – and have been enjoying practicing on it! First big rehearsal is next Monday – looking forward to it! Looks and sounds great!!  

 

LC wrote …

…I am thrilled – thanks again for your hard work and dedication to create this instrument! 

 

FM wrote …

I have been thoroughly enjoying the headjoint. I purchased from you a few years ago and my flute playing has improved. 

 

OH wrote …

Thanks for taking care of my students. They all came away from their time with you very excited about their new-found sounds. I really appreciate the time and care that you take with even the less experienced kids. 

 

BL wrote …

Good to hear you are coming to the west coast. I just bought a new flute and am working on the headjoint that came with it. Trying something different…love the Drelinger…may see you in the future. 

 

SE wrote …

Thanks for your nice words about my performance…if you are still of the opinion that the headjoint would be improved I am still interested…I do trust your judgment on this and all matters of the flute's acoustics. —

 

MK wrote …

I received my new headjoint on Saturday and played it at orchestra rehearsal last night. My experience with the new headjoint is nothing less than a pure joy.

 

MR wrote …

I am really looking forward to having the rose gold head fit to my flute. I really like the sound. 

 

RA wrote …

…with the toys that come with the UpRite, one can play the flute in transverse mode with much greater stability. The sound qualities of your lip plate are really excellent…The vertical mode has allowed improved fingering speeds as well as improved comfort. It's more fun than the transverse position. 

 

TJ wrote …

My husband picked up the headjoint this morning. My daughter tried it before she went to school. She absolutely loves it!! What a beautiful piece of work!

 

GF wrote …

I'm stealing a moment from practice to let you know how much I'm loving my headjoint. I'm still getting acquainted, but it's definitely a love affair. I just have to say thank you again, there's a new/renewed joy I experience every time I play.

 

DJ wrote …

I've been playing on a Drelinger headjoint for over 20 years and still love it. Recently my student bought a headjoint from you and she is enjoying every second she uses it!! Thanks for your great service to the flute playing community.

 

PN wrote …

I love it, it works great with my flute, and I am now able to play with ease.

 

EH wrote …

Yes, I am one of his students and I love your headjoints. I played some of the headjoints you picked for other students and I love them! I would definitely like to meet with you when you visit Washington.

 

ZC wrote …

Still enjoying your Drelinger headjoint purchased years ago in California. 

 

BP wrote …

I received the headjoint and it's in fine shape. It almost plays itself. Thanks again.

 

KC wrote …

I'm quite excited about getting the headjoint…my birthday present to myself! Thank you for all your extra efforts.

 

ML wrote …

...his flute is coming along beautifully. I hear improvements every day. Thanks so much for all you do.

 

 

LJ wrote …

I have a Drelinger headjoint with a gold air reed, purchased from you 5 or 6 years ago. I love it… 

 

RB wrote …

I feel like I'm learning all over how to play the flute with your headjoint; it is such a pleasure! 

 

SS wrote …

Thank you so much for your wonderful headjoints. You are so brilliant and talented. I love my gold headjoint. 

 

RB wrote …

I am absolutely delighted with your wonderful headjoint.  …it lifts my spirit. It also helps my flute playing in a very apparent fashion.

 

BS wrote …

I love my Drelinger headjoints!!! Hopefully you can fix!!! Thank you!!!

 

CF wrote …

I can play in all 3 registers with ease, and such tone quality using the Free Flo – wow!!! I can only say to you that my playing has really improved, and I just shiver at the thought of being without it. I can't thank you enough for the patience you showed me in fitting me up. 

 

MM wrote …

I am so happy with your Max headjoint. It's everything I wanted and more! I read where your customers say that they can do everything they could before, but that with your headjoint it's easier. My experience goes beyond that: not only is everything easier to play, but I can do things that I wasn't able to with my old headjoint. 

 

OD wrote …

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Got the UpRite today, tried it out and it's perfect. Easy to play and very easy to change to transverse flute. It's absolutely fantastic and definitely will save muscle energy for me. Wow, I'm overwhelmed. Thanks again, you are certainly an artist in your own right. 

 

RC wrote …

Every time I practice, I am so glad I have this headjoint! I am so impressed with the difference it makes. My teacher is always saying, “you couldn't do that before with that other headjoint.”

 

HA wrote …

I received the headjoint yesterday…it's really beautiful. I'm looking forward to spending more time with the new head. Thanks for your wonderful artistry!

 

RJ wrote …

Thank you so much!!! The headjoint works wonderfully and you are such a good friend to do this for me! I appreciate it more than you can know!

 

RL wrote …

I am interested in buying a piccolo head. I have been completely satisfied with the flute head!

 

DJ wrote …

…You said at the time you thought I would like the headjoint (I did!)…many people in college admired it and I considered myself fortunate to have found it. 

 

NR wrote …

I bought a flute headjoint from you a couple of years ago. Love it. I'd love to try a piccolo head. 

 

TA wrote …

I love the headjoint and I appreciate all of your help these last weeks.

 

RN wrote …

I appreciated getting together with you very much yesterday. It was great. Your craftsmanship and artistry are incredible. Your insights are thoughtful, keen and enjoyable. 

 

FG wrote …

Got it. Love it! You're a genius! I just can't stop playing this thing! Every place I go, people ask me “what the hell is that thing you're playing?!” They look at it with suspicion at first, but then I play it for them and they're amazed!

 

PT wrote …

…The headjoint itself is a work of art, I adore the engraving on the “no-slip” lip plate. All my fellow flutists are envious!! I only hope I can convince her to let me buy her flute!! Thank you again for allowing both her and me to enjoy your quality craftsmanship.

 

KK wrote …

Thank you again for the excellent work and your time helping me choose the perfect headjoint.

 

SA wrote …

I'm really enjoying playing Drelinger's headjoint. Thank you very much!!!

 

GM wrote …

I received my headjoints today. The Drelinger headjoint fits and sounds great. I won't hesitate to recommend you in the future. Thank you for the excellent job you have done on my headjoints. 

 

SA wrote …

The piccolo headjoint is stunning!

 

MB wrote …

Many years ago, I traveled to your shop to purchase one of your gold headjoints for my flute and later purchased a Bow-tie head for my piccolo. I still love both headjoints.

 

HL wrote …

I am still playing and loving my headjoint you made!

 

HS wrote …

I am very excited to have the opportunity to play one of your creations and to have spent a brief time with you at NFA. Thank you again for everything!

 

ZL wrote …

Thanks so much for the lovely headjoint. I received it about one month ago and could not be happier. It has made a huge difference in my playing and I absolutely love it!! 

 

CS wrote …

It was a great pleasure meeting with you on Saturday. I can't wait to play my new vertical flute. I cannot believe the difference I felt when auditioning it on Saturday. I know this will change my flute playing for the better. I can't wait to start practicing. In this case no pain great gain. Thanks again for your great invention…you are a genius.

 

KW wrote …

I decided to take the headjoint you sent me. Thanks a lot – it plays beautifully!

 

PG wrote …

Thank you for your quick service in resizing my headjoint to fit my new flute. It sounds beautiful! I love my flute and am so happy that I was able to invest in a handmade flute. The Drelinger headjoint adds such a wonderful full sound and impeccably clean articulation. It's a joy to play!

 

GC wrote …

My students are doing very well on their new headjoints. Thank you so much for inventing the different cuts and for matching the player to the cuts. The students are doing well and enjoy the ease of playing. 

 

OS wrote …

I'm still playing your headjoint on my flute and it's working very well. I have reverted to the super-light crown though.

 

GL wrote …

I'm happy with the headjoint. I can get a vibrato easily that I couldn't get before, and high and low notes are better too.

 

CJ wrote …

I am looking into purchasing another flute…I am certain that I will be seeking your help in the future regarding a headjoint. I must thank you for your professional assistance and patience. 

 

WL wrote …

Hope you remember me, I bought a headjoint from you (which I love), and also visited your shop and bought a most excellent wooden headjoint. Now I am looking to invest in a gold flute. If I order a flute without a headjoint, could I work with you on an appropriate gold headjoint? 

 

PG wrote …

Boy, it was hard to send my brand new flute 3 days after receiving it. But I know it will sound even more beautiful when I have it paired with the Drelinger headjoint.

 

BD wrote …

Just wanted to let you know the headjoint arrived safely. I'm playing and enjoying it already. Let me know when you're in the Southwest next. 

 

GV wrote …

I recently visited Sandy Drelinger and tried his UpRite headjoint, and I was so happy to find a solution to my dilemma – because I can finally put my arms where they belong in relation to the rest of my body. And the sound I can produce with this headjoint is still as good as with a conventional setup, and the tension in the hands is also greatly reduced as a result. To anyone who is having issues in hands, neck or shoulders, I would advise strongly that you take a look at this solution.

 

SM wrote …

I am still thrilled at picking out a Drelinger headjoint for my flute! What a change in the sound I got out of my present flute.

 

GR wrote …

I tried every single headjoint possible at the convention and none appealed to me as much as yours did.

 

JJ wrote …

…We all appreciate your efforts, that's for sure!!!

 

KA wrote …

I like the new headjoint! I sound better and use less air.

 

DD wrote …

My husband is absolutely thrilled with my new UpRite and can hardly wait to have it arrive. (Needless to say, me, too!) You are definitely an angel to so many of us…thanks so very much.

 

SM wrote …

I am still amazed at the difference that this headjoint made in my sound and the ease at which I could produce a sound. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am now one of your devoted disciples.

 

AJ wrote …

Thanks so much for helping me out – can't wait to receive the new headjoint – I'm sure I will love it!

 

SJ wrote …

I used the headjoint on a few gigs and the response was “bring that flute all the time.
Thanks again.

 

PB wrote …

…Now that I've had a chance to play the headjoint at orchestra and quintet, I thought I'd take a moment to let you know how much I enjoy my new sound! Others enjoy it too. I couldn't be happier.

 

SD wrote …

…Please let me know when you will be in the Southwest. Many of my students are from there, and would like to visit with you when you come. Thanks a bunch!

 

JJ wrote …

…As always, you have a wealth of knowledge about so many things and a generous willingness to pass it on. Thanks!

 

BS wrote …

Thank you so much for the beautiful new headjoint! I wish I had done this years ago. It is so perfect for me. It makes playing the flute so much easier and more enjoyable. My family can hear the amazing difference. Thanks for making me sound so much better!

 

SJ wrote …

My new headjoint is fabulous; I never dreamed I'd sound like I do, have the flexibility and control the headjoint offers. My sincere thanks and gratitude.

 

AP wrote …

…Thank you for all your time with her. She's been improving her playing …you picked a great headjoint for her.

 

LP wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that I have been very happy with my headjoint…Thanks for working with me to get the best tone.

 

FD wrote …

I have just completed my Music degree. You made a very valuable contribution to my final year dissertation into contemporary flute design, and I would like to thank you once again.

 

BM wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that I received my headjoint and it is nothing short of outstanding. It has great response, tone and it is easy to play. It gives me more motivation to play. Thanks for all of your help.

 

GJ wrote …

…I've played the headjoint for over a month. It is beautiful and I love it. It fit into my flute better than the original. You are a master. 

 

HM wrote …

…Thanks for your help with my students. I know they're going to continue to be happy with their choices…

 

UA wrote …

…I am saving money to get a really good headjoint for my flute. In searching, I found your company. My flute teacher has a headjoint that you made and she says that it is great and it has an awesome sound…

 

KJ wrote …

Just wanted you to know that they earned principal chairs in the University Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble. Their Drelinger headjoints took them to the top…

 

TN wrote …

You were so kind and understanding throughout this whole process. Thank you. The headjoint is beautiful to look at and a joy to play.

 

MM wrote …

Thanks again for your great product and service.

 

LL wrote …

…Your UpRite is such a good thing – fits so well with my philosophy of sparing the musician to play another day. (Also it's so useful that it is convertible to the standard headjoint when professional demands need such.)

 

AN wrote …

The Max headjoint is truly a work of art…The dynamics are so easy to make with so much less effort in blowing. I am learning to “trust” the headjoint more and relax into less air input – the control is wonderful. And the low register, rich, full! Thank you for your extraordinary craftsmanship.

 

BR wrote …

I wanted to tell you that I am very pleased with the UpRite I received about a month ago. It sounds great and is a great invention!! It had a lot of success here.

 

LC wrote …

I received the headjoint and have been practicing ever since … the response is so much faster and cleaner than my other headjoint, I can blow easier and sustain longer. The fit to the body is perfect. Thanks for your help. 

 

JK wrote …

I wanted to let you know that we were able to purchase a Drelinger headjoint and my daughter just loves it.

 

GJ wrote …

I've played the headjoint for over a month. It is beautiful and I love it. It fit into my flute better than the original. You are a master.

 

GS wrote …

Thanks for the notification of your trip to my area. I am passing word to a couple of flute friends who need your headjoints. Still love my headjoint and would love to investigate others.

 

JN wrote …

I love my new headjoint! It makes playing so much easier as well as sounding so much better!...

 

RM wrote …

Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love my new headjoint – worth every penny!! Thanks so much for your great service. 

 

AD wrote …

I have a headjoint I purchased from you a few years ago when you were in my area. This is the best headjoint I have ever played on. People always make a fuss about my sound, and the response is fabulous…. 

 

RP wrote …

I love my headjoint. Everybody notices a difference, and for me, it has given me back an ease of playing without constant manipulation. I don't think I've ever owned a piece of equipment which has been so beneficial! It just fits my face…

 

LC wrote …

I am anxious to start working with my new headjoint. I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your comments and suggestions.

 

PC wrote …

Thank you so much for taking the time to perfect the UpRite. I look forward to receiving it and being able to play once again.

 

BS wrote …

I have been meaning to write to you about the UpRite. I am so happy to be able to play – it is great! It causes quite a “stir”, as people are so interested to know what instrument I am playing. It is fun to tell them – and explain what you created – and how I still play MY flute that I have had for 44 years.

 

MT wrote …

I hope all has been well with you. I am still enjoying my headjoint.

 

RN wrote …

…The headjoints are wonderful and continue to be inspirational in my efforts to bring my flute playing to a higher level. Thank you Sandy. I look forward to catching up with you.

 

HA wrote …

Thank you so much for creating a wonderful headjoint. My headjoint is poetic and daring, and makes my flute sing. I appreciate your artistry and generosity.

 

SR wrote …

I enjoyed meeting you Saturday. Thanks for fitting me with that gorgeous sounding headjoint!

 

AA wrote …

It was a pleasure to meet and work with you. I really appreciate the opportunity you have extended to me.

 

WA wrote …

Thank you so much for giving me such an invaluable experience when I cam to your shop. I really appreciated meeting you and having your input and experience.

 

SL wrote …

I still really like my Karritium headjoint I bought from you a few years ago. I would like to try out a few of your gold headjoints as well. …my husband cringes, as he know I have bought a headjoint each of the two times I have visited your shop in the past.

 

SL wrote …

I have a good friend who is a retired teacher here in town who plays the flute and loves my headjoint. She is interested in trying out headjoints when you are in our area.

 

KC wrote …

I have been thoroughly enjoying playing the new headjoint, finding the tone I am able to create to be just the kind of beautiful that I was hoping for.

 

NR wrote …

I received the new picc head yesterday – it's wonderful – and just in time for this weekend's performance. Thanks so very much – you really turn out quality products!

 

MM wrote …

Hi Sandy, still love the headjoint – Blessings!

 

RN wrote …

I thank you, Sandy, and I love playing on these headjoints. I'm going to make a lot of good sounds helped tremendously by your work. I appreciate everything and look forward to the future. 

 

SR wrote …

Will you be on the west coast area any time soon? I would like to purchase a Drelinger headjoint for my piccolo. I have been extremely happy with my flute headjoint. 

 

CR wrote …

Thank you for your assistance in selecting a great headjoint for my playing needs.

 

FN wrote …

Thank you for the excellent headjoint. I can really appreciate the enhancement, especially in the lower register. 

 

 

DD wrote …

Thanks again for your time and help choosing a great headjoint. Take care! 

 

 

 

CS wrote …

I played the UpRite on a gig this weekend for the first time. It got rave reviews. My intonation was right on…Thanks again for making flute playing enjoyable.  

 

JL wrote …

…I was one of the first Venezuelans who got two Free flows. I won't ever change. They are the best. Gracias.

 

OD wrote …

I just LOVE my UpRite headjoint, and I'm so very thankful for how much work and love you put into each one you make. I think of you a lot when playing…

 

CS wrote …

Thanks again for the great headjoint, fabulous vertical flute. I am pain free. 

 

CR wrote …

I am enjoying my new headjoint very much! Thank you. 

 

EJ wrote …

Thank you so much for my gold/silver combination headjoint. It is incredible, and all I hear are raves from people! I am doing very well with it. I would love to have another of your headjoints for my other flute.  

 

CJ wrote …

The headjoint arrived safely. I love it!!! Thank you so much. It fits both my flutes. I'm glad you came to town. 

 

SD wrote …

I'm playing more comfortably for longer periods than I have in years. I owe you a huge thank you for making my live easier and less painful. I gladly recommend your work anytime. 

 

GV wrote …

I recently started playing full time on the Drelinger UpRite, after 6 years of no playing due to an injury, and I can tell you that I am having a wonderful time. The headjoint has a great sound – no different from a conventional Drelinger headjoint – lots of colors available in the sound, great resonance. 

 

WD wrote …

I purchased a pre-owned Drelinger headjoint. I absolutely love it. Please let me know when you will be in the California area. Thanks very much for your help.  

 

HR wrote …

I still love my Drelinger headjoint.

 

LJ wrote …

Thank you for all the info and CDs on your UpRite technology for both the flute and the headjoint. Sounds like the headjoint is a winner. I have referred people to you in the past…

 

KJ wrote …

I was sure the arrival of the new headjoint would make me a new woman, and that belief has been verified every day this week. Absolutely everything is easier now – control and response, the dynamic contrasts greater, and the sound feels what I have had in my head for years but just couldn't quite produce….  

 

JR wrote …

I am very pleased with the headjoint. Its sound is sweet, full and clear, full of charm. Thank you.

 

AP wrote …

…The Cocus piccolo headjoint has great pitch flexibility and wonderful dynamic extremes in the upper register. For extended pieces with the orchestra, it is superior in its strengths.  

 

SJ wrote …

…I purchased one of your headjoint a few years ago. Let me tell you that it has been wonderful using my Drelinger!...  

 

DG wrote …

I purchased your 9K Max headjoint a few years go and love it. I'm now considering another headjoint for my piccolo…  

 

CA wrote …

My headjoint came last week and it makes me so happy! I was really struggling with the old one, what a difference, its very exciting…thank you so much, you're a dear (genius)  

 

HC wrote …

Just a “minor” note of thanks for the new tuning cork and headjoint adjustment. I truly love the sounds it enables me to make – you remain the genius in my estimation.  

 

RN wrote …

Thanks again for your fantastic headjoints, belief in me and generosity. Your support and work will continue to help mine for years to come as I evolve as an artist and as a flutist.  

 

LH wrote …

I have inherited two flutes from my late father who died last summer. He loved your headjoints…I have played flute for over 40 years and I must say that I have never experienced anything like the sound that is produced by the flute with your engraved headjoint. It is truly magnificent.  

 

RE wrote …

Thank you so much for your help in selecting a headjoint. I look forward to receiving it in the New Year.

 

RJ wrote …

I continue to be very grateful for my UpRite headjoint – it's great!!

 

PJ wrote …

Yesterday during symphony rehearsal, I enjoyed using my flute for the first time in several years. No pain, wonderful sound, both make for a happy flutist. Thank you with all my heart for developing such a successful system.

 

BA wrote …

I visited your studio a few years ago with my teacher and purchased a headjoint from you. I have very much enjoyed using it, for it has significantly enhanced my playing… 

 

ET wrote …

I still love the way the headjoint that I purchased from you a number of years ago performs on my Powell flute. Thank you.

 

RR wrote …

I just wanted to let you know I got my headjoint a couple of weeks ago. I love it!!! It's definitely been an adjustment, but the more I play it, the more I like it…  

 

PJ wrote …

As I write, tears are flowing in joy. My flute, shoulders, neck and heart all say Thank you for your idea, work and success.  

 

DR wrote …

Got my headjoint on Monday and you did an incredible job on it – I am so happy to have it back! Many thanks.  

 

CA wrote …

I currently play a Drelinger headjoint I bought from you in the Southwest a few years ago. I still love it…

 

AN wrote …

I am the lucky owner of your headjoint, purchase in June of last year. 

 

BJ wrote …

I had spoken to you about the TOOTs insert, or a new headjoint, depending on how much of a difference the insert made. I had the opportunity of playing a job with two flutists, who had just purchased a new headjoint from you. They were nice enough to allow me to try it out, and I must say the headjoint did everything you said it should. 

 

FL wrote …

…I love my new headjoint. I sold my previous Max head to a very promising young student who sounds super on it …

 

KJ wrote …

Just checking in to see if my area happens to be on your itinerary any time. I am still loving my headjoint!!  

 

TT wrote …

I really like the headjoint I purchased from you a lot. It has a very nice sound. My flute teacher definitely approved!  

 

JR wrote …

The silver headjoint just arrived. It is easy to play and the sound is beautiful! I am very pleased!  

 

BJ wrote …

Just a quick note to inform you that I received my new headjoint, and that it is everything that I expected and more. I picked it up today, and I haven't stopped playing it. I want to thank you for the unhurried time that you spent with me in helping with my selection. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  

 

CJ wrote …

Once again, thanks a million Sandy! My Karritium Max headjoint is beyond description! I have recorded with it on three occasions since I have seen you and it definitely lives up to all expectations. May God bless you and keep making those fantastic creations you do so well.  

 

KK wrote …

I would like to thank you for taking your time to allow me to try your wonderful headjoints. I have been struggling for so long to produce a great sound in all registers and now I realize it is not entirely me. I look forward to receiving my headjoint and making beautiful music! 

 

MJ wrote …

I have had two Drelinger headjoints, one silver and the current gold and have had wonderful experiences with both. 

 

HL wrote …

The headjoint came today! Thank you! It plays beautifully.  

 

WC wrote …

I love your awesome headjoint!! I have recommended it to many.  

 

MM wrote …

I have your Max head and just really love it! I wanted to say hi and say many thanks again – my sound is incredible and I am grateful. Our symphony section sounds great due to your headjoints!  

 

MM wrote …

I recommended my friend to meet with you on the West Coast. Please help her find a head to fit her flute. Thanks! Love my headjoint!!!!  

 

KN wrote …

My two adult students that bought your headjoints last year are loving the heck out of them! And they sound great too!  

 

JL wrote …

…I had a great time listening to music, joking, and just hanging out with you. Watching you work in your shop was a real treat. Thank you for your hospitality and for being so generous with me.  

 

SK wrote …

Thank you so much for working on my headjoint. It works and sounds beautiful. I am extremely grateful for all your work…  

 

SM wrote …

I love my new headjoint and I don't think I'll ever need any other for the rest of my flute playing days (other than if I need an UpRite)…thank you again for your time.  

 

DJ wrote …

My headjoint has arrived and it not only looks but sounds just as beautiful and I knew it would.  

 

MJ wrote …

I'm still enjoying playing on my gold headjoints on my flutes! 

 

TH wrote …

I want to thank you for your time in working with me during my visit to your shop. It was a pleasure to meet you. I really enjoyed trying out all of the options and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my new headjoint.  

 

AD wrote …

…at the dress rehearsal someone in the audience was trying to figure out what kind of piccolo I had…they really liked the sound of it…I attribute that compliment to your headjoint.  

 

SK wrote …

Just a quick note to tell you the headjoint is incredible!!! It works equally well for baroque sonatas or big-band jazz and everything in between. It is the sound I always wanted, but always seemed to elude me. 

 

MR wrote …

One thing we noticed right away after we purchased the headjoint from you was our daughter's ability to work in the high register with much less effort. Because of this, she has accelerated in the high register and applied her abilities to her competition piece. She came in second. Thank you. 

 

DE wrote …

At last I received my new Drelinger Max Headjoint!! It was work the wait. It is a perfect match for my inner voice. What a huge blessing! Thank you a million times over.  

 

JJ wrote …

Thank you for reconditioning my silver headjoint. I appreciate your taking time to do it. I am still interested in the headjoint you allowed me to play. It is beautiful…  

 

HR wrote …

I am still loving my Drelinger headjoint! I have a 9K crown on my headjoint (10K headjoint with 9K lip plate and platinum riser). I would like to buy a 14K gold crown for my headjoint.  

 

FS wrote …

My new headjoint arrived yesterday. It is even better than I remembered. It is so much easier to get a beautiful tone, it almost feels like cheating.  

 

PL wrote …

My lovely headjoint arrived yesterday. I am so enjoying it…I ran a test with my husband to see if he could tell the difference and he picked my Drelinger headjoint. Thank you for all your hard work.  

 

NS wrote …

I bought an UpRite headjoint from you when I was in New York a few years ago, I have played it for years and love it….  

 

WP wrote …

My mom recently bought one of your headjoints for me and I love it!

 

BC wrote …

Thank you, it is wonderful.  

 

DJ wrote …

…Thank you and I love your headjoint!!  

 

PK wrote …

My daughter did get the headjoint and loves it!! She called me at work a couple of days ago and asked it I wanted to hear something – then she played her flute! What a lovely sound.  

 

PC wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that my headjoint came and I absolutely love it! It is perfect – fun and easy to play. Thank you so much! 

 

FM wrote …

I recently purchased a flute that has a beautiful gold-plated Drelinger headjoint, with a silver lip plate. I really love it.  

 

SO wrote …

I purchased your flute headjoint 4 years ago and am very happy with it. I am now interested in piccolo headjoints. Thank you.  

 

FJ wrote …

I am so happy to say, when I received my headjoint in the mail today, I was ELATED! As soon as I played the first few high notes of an orchestra excerpt, it came out so crystal clean with just a fraction of the effort I am used to playing on my old headjoint. Thank you so much for taking your personal time to help me find that one headjoint…I had to express my appreciation for everything you do for us flutists.  

 

SM wrote …

I am writing to you one year after I purchased your headjoint. I am very happy that I play a Drelinger headjoint. Many people have said many good things about how I sound. I want to say thank you for my headjoint and for this great work you are doing for the flutists from all over the world. 

 

KK wrote …

I love my new headjoint. Thank you.  

 

DR wrote …

I received my new flute and the re-sized headjoint yesterday and, as always, you have done a remarkable job once again. Many thanks for getting it back to me so quickly too.  

 

DT wrote …

…The headjoint I purchased from you some years ago was probably the best investment I have ever made. It did a lot for my playing then; and as I have grown in ability, I am still reaping dividends…  

 

RD wrote …

I would like to thank you again for the time you spent working with me this past weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the encounter and the information you shared with me.  

 

SJ wrote …

My parents purchased a headjoint for me quite a few years ago. It is working fabulously. Now I want to return the favor to my Mom. I want to purchase a headjoint for her…I know this will mean so much for her! Thank you so much.  

 

PA wrote …

I have been having quite a bit of success adapting to the UpRite flute position…Thanks again for making such a difference in my life. 

 

MC wrote …

I wanted to thank you for making me such a wonderful headjoint. We are settling in nicely together and my facial muscles are relaxing more with each passing week of playing so my practice session are longer and more fun….I will call you next year to discuss a replacement piccolo headjoint.  

 

BC wrote …

We are both excited about the new doors that your headjoints are going to open for us. 

 

TD wrote …

Thanks for everything. Your headjoints are truly amazing.  

 

BA wrote …

I got the Drelinger headjoint and flute back yesterday evening. It feels good to play on it! Thank you very much.  

 

RP wrote …

Thanks for the great job on the headjoint – the fit is real good, and finally I can enjoy playing my flute again.

 

WD wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that the headjoint was a perfect fit! It sounds great and will make it's concert debut next Friday with my woodwind quintet! It will be great fun with my new headjoint.  

 

FL wrote …

My daughter is very excited about her new headjoint…Thank you for your professionalism and the time you took with her to ensure an appropriate selection. We both enjoyed meeting you. 

 

DS wrote …

I wanted to thank you for your time and for helping me find a headjoint perfect for me. I am really excited to receive it in time for my recital. Thank you again, I simply cannot wait to begin playing on my new headjoint. 

 

LD wrote …

Thanks so much for the headjoint case. It's a perfect fit for the wood headjoint. And I really appreciate the care you took with my daughter. She has been suffering with this neck condition for years and it's wonderful to know that there is a “flute solution” for her.

 

AM wrote …

I want to thank you for the great work you do. It means a lot that you take time out of your day to help flutists choose a headjoint, and I appreciate you working with me. It was an honor and a pleasure doing business with you.  

 

HK wrote …

I received the piccolo and headjoints. Thank you so very much for taking care of me and your patience throughout the process.  

 

DM wrote …

I will be purchasing an UpRite headjoint...thank you for creating such an amazing idea, it will allow me to play music again!

 

RN wrote …

...Its exciting to hear you're making advances on something that is already so good and that has already made a real difference for many. My recent experience was an inspiring and broadening one for me as well...

 

RJ wrote …

...My UpRite headjoint continues to be an incredible “Godsend!”...or “Drelinger send!” 

 

DC wrote …

I am absolutely happy with my new headjoint. I played a recital which went quite well. My pianist commented on “how clear” I sound. People commented on my good tone! I must say I am still discovering all the possibilities with the new headjoint, but I am already very attached to playing with it. Know that you made me very happy with your outstanding work.

 

WW wrote …

My headjoint arrived in good order today and all is well in regards to form fit and function. I just played for about an hour and a half and I am amazed at the smooth response.

 

TD wrote …

I met with her this morning and it went very well. The UpRite really helped her and she was able to immediately get a sound and play....

 

FS wrote …

I continue to love the headjoint I bought last year. In fact, you will soon be hearing from a friend of mine who tried it briefly and now wants one of her own.  

 

SL wrote …

When are you coming to my area? I have a couple of friends interested in buying one of your fabulous headjoints. 

 

FP wrote …

I am enjoying my new headjoint that we selected at the NFA. It's full-bodied and a lot of fun the play. 

 

CC wrote …

Thanks again for everything! I really enjoyed meeting you and trying your headjoints. I am so excited about my new purchase and can't wait to start playing on it! I will definitely recommend your headjoints to my students!  

 

EM wrote …

I wanted to write you and let you know how much I am enjoying my new headjoint. It has made such an enormous difference in my playing. I haven't wanted to set it down since I got it in the mail! I really appreciated your expertise in choosing the headjoint.  

 

HA wrote …

I just wanted to say hello and I'm still loving my headjoint. As usual, the students who come in with the best sounds play your headjoints.  

 

CW wrote …

I have played the same flute and headjoint (yours) for almost 15 years! I have gotten SO many compliments on my Drelinger headjoint and even won the NFA young artist competition several years ago. I hope you know how much I appreciate your help and incredible work!  

 

DK wrote …

I bought a headjoint from you last year and just to let you know...I love it!!! ...I was thinking about you today while playing and I just wanted to thank you so much.

 

GV wrote …

I'm still loving my UpRite, and getting lots of inquiries everywhere I play – went on tour in the fall and answered lots of questions from lots of people who were very interested in it.

 

MM wrote …

Thank you so much for meeting with me and helping to choose a headjoint. I love the one I finally decided on and I am looking forward to playing it. Every one of your headjoints is a work of art.  

 

SB wrote …

The gold flute with your gold headjoint is just a dream. It has gorgeous high notes and enough power that I never get told about playing too softly…

 

BT wrote …

I'm extremely grateful for the UpRite you made for me. It's attracting an enormous amount of attention already and I am certain that it will continue to do so as performance and recording opportunities continue to grow… 

 

KB wrote …

It was great meeting and working with you to better my flute sound by choosing the right headjoint. 

 

HK wrote …

Thanks so much, it's a great headjoint and really has caused me to go places I couldn't go before with my playing. 

 

MS wrote …

…Did I tell you how much I love my headjoint? 

 

MG wrote …

A belated, but very big thank you for the wonderful wooden headjoint. It's a total pleasure to play – so warm – my tone really opens with it. 

 

PJ wrote …

Thank you over and over for my UpRite headjoint. It has allowed me to continue playing.

 

RN wrote …

I want you to know I'm always thankful for the headjoints you made me. I love them. I feel something special and unique is going on through them.  

 

PJ wrote …

Thanks Sandy! I can't wait for my new headjoint! Thanks for all your help.

 

CL wrote …

Thank you very much! I am looking forward to my rehearsals and performances to show my headjoint off!! 

 

HK wrote …

…thanks so much, it's a great headjoint, and really has caused me to go places I couldn't go before with my playing. 

 

KM wrote …

I want you to know I am very pleased with the performance of your headjoint. It is working for me just as I hoped it would.  

 

RR wrote …

Thank you for the marvelous Drelinger headjoint. Your work is superb and I appreciate all these years of playing with a quality headjoint!  

 

HK wrote …

My headjoint arrived! …I immediately noticed a more even tone color throughout the registers, a better color to my sound in general, as well as the ability to play much more easily and fluidly in the high register…  

 

JJ wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that I did receive the headjoint and it fits perfectly. I know I will enjoy playing on it. Thanks again for all of your personalized service.  

 

MS wrote …

I received the headjoint today and played my flute all afternoon. I am thrilled. It sounds wonderful and is so easy to blow… 

 

RE wrote …

Thank you for your help. It is always a pleasure to work with you.

 

RB wrote …

Thank you again for the time we spent with you. I am sure my daughter will have taken away much from the lesson you provided while she was playing for us. 

 

WL wrote …

Thank you for a fabulous headjoint! I used it for our spring concert and it was perfect. 

 

HM wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that I am very, very happy with the headjoint that I bought from you. I will be playing it in the Flute Orchestra Concert. 

 

GL wrote …

I enjoyed meeting you and trying your amazing headjoints. I always enjoy talking with inventors and innovators like you.

 

DT wrote …

…anytime I play one of my flutes I think of you as you are the heart of my enjoyment and prayer as I play… 

 

MC wrote …

I wanted to thank you for my headjoint. …The suppleness, stability, control, sweetness and round sound are all in one package now. I am playing it for all my performances and practicing is a joy. 

 

KM wrote …

…I just wanted to say thank you SO much for such an incredible headjoint. It really is an asset to EVERY flute player. My sound improved so much!

 

HR wrote …

The headjoint feels and sounds fabulous! I'm also really looking forward to my new headjoint. 

 

GK wrote …

I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the headjoint you made. Thank you so much for all you did!! 

 

MD wrote …

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you tremendously for the head joint that you fit for my flute last year. I am extremely happy with the sound in all registers. 

 

BL wrote …

The new headjoint is brilliant and so are you. I am very grateful. 

 

JM wrote …

Just wanted you to know we got the headjoint yesterday. Thank you very much. I noticed a big improvement already, and expect the improvement to continue over time.

 

LH wrote …

Thank you for letting me try both crowns! I really appreciate your services and craftsmanship. Also, thank you for your time in helping me find the headjoint. 

 

DP wrote …

Just a line to tell you that the headjoint is fantastic. 

 

LH wrote …

It's great. I love how much more I can do with your headjoint. It is very helpful in refining my techniques. It is more colorful and sweet, and everyone in my string quartet prefer your sound over my old one.

 

SI wrote …

I have used the headjoint in four performances since I received it. It's a winner! Thank you so much for making me feel like a real flute player.

 

SM wrote …

I received my headjoint and I love it. The tone is so much fuller. I feel like I have a whole new flute. My musician friends are blown away!

 

VG wrote …

I received the piccolo head today. Thank you very much! It is fantastic. You are a wizard!

 

DN wrote …

I am enjoying playing on the Max and am finding new colors every day!

 

CJ wrote …

I purchased a headjoint from you years back, I also purchased your wooden piccolo headjoint. I love them very much. I bought a new flute and will buy a new headjoint from you. 

 

RE wrote …

I bought an UpRite headjoint from you last year. I am enjoying it very much. 

 

VA wrote …

I just tried one of your headjoints a friend gave to me to try…The low register was very solid and easy to get. The sound was more focused and projecting. I liked this headjoint and would like to meet you when you are in my area and buy one for myself. 

 

KJ wrote …

The flute was received on Saturday. It is just wonderful!!! I'm able to have so much fun with it. That you so much for the wonderful vertical headjoint. It is truly the best.

 

WW wrote …

I am really enjoying my new headjoint. 

 

BP wrote …

I received the headjoint on Thursday…it fits perfectly and is great. I have a lesson this afternoon and I can't wait for my teacher to hear it. 

 

MC wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that I received my headjoint yesterday and it's like instant gratification. The sound, the color, the response, everything is better with your headjoint. Thank you very much!!

 

MC wrote …

I thought you would be interested to hear that three of your headjoints were played at the concert yesterday. The piccolo headjoint has made such a difference in my playing. Not only is the tone richer but the instrument has much improved stability….I just wanted to say “Thanks” again and share where your handiwork is being used. 

 

GC wrote …

Thank you for making such wonderful headjoints!! We all appreciate your brilliance! You really know how to make headjoints and pick the right one for each person. 

 

CL wrote …

It was good to see you… We love our new Drelinger headjoint – thanks so much for your fantastic work and craftsmanship. 

 

KT wrote …

I bought a headjoint from you two years ago and love it. …I would like more information on the TOOTs crown.

 

EJ wrote …

I have to tell you how much I love my headjoint! Everyone compliments me on it! My student sounds sensational on hers – bought last year. Any flute I may purchase in the future has to have one of your great headjoints! Nothing compares with them!

 

CD wrote …

I purchased a headjoint in your shop about a year ago. I want to thank you because I love the headjoint. I am very comfortable with the sound and the response, it has helped me to improved my technique a lot…

 

WW wrote …

Thank you for spending the extra time with us to find the right headjoint. I have only been playing the flute for a couple of years but I know what sound I am looking for and your headjoints produce great sound. They make playing a pleasure.

 

BJ wrote …

I am addicted to your heads and really can't (nor do I want) to play anything else.

 

EA wrote …

My new headjoint arrived today and it sounds great! I'm really going to enjoy playing it on our tour. Thank you for all your help.

 

CC wrote …

Thank you so much for the years of music I have made with my Drelinger headjoint. I look forward to receiving the beautiful new one.

 

SV wrote …

…It sounds so pretty!! I enjoyed playing it with my overhauled flute on Sunday.

 

RR wrote …

I just wanted to let you know that my headjoint is amazing!! I am still amazed at how much better your headjoints sound than anything else I have tried, and believe me, I have tried an awful lot! I am definitely in love with this new headjoint…

 

HR wrote …

Thank you sooo much! …I would like to send you a gift for doing all this.

 

BB wrote …

I want to let you know that the new C/C# extension fits perfectly. The headjoint played beautifully at my recital last weekend. It sounded rich and deep and quite powerful in the upper register. …I'm looking forward to time with the UpRite. 

 

CJ wrote …

I've had great fun with your headjoint. I've played 7 or 8 different flute concerti and quite a few world premieres since last summer. It is lovely!

 

TR wrote …

I am looking forward to difference your headjoint will make…I am pleased to be one of your customers…

 

AM wrote …

I got the headjoint today. It is in great condition, it fits perfectly with my flute, and it sounds just as great as the day I tried it out. …Now I have a fabulous headjoint that is already making such a difference in my playing. 

 

SM wrote …

Hey Sandy – still happily playing my headjoint.

 

PL wrote …

I thought you would like to know my headjoint arrived yesterday in good shape, so far I am absolutely thrilled! Thanks so much! You are a real miracle-worker. 

 

HM wrote …

Thank you for your encouraging words and conversation. I hope the headjoint can be brought back to original condition. If anyone can perform a miracle with this, I am sure it will be you.

 

OD wrote …

It's perfect, Sandy, thanks a billion!

 

SA wrote …

I wanted to let you know that your piccolo headjoint totally saved me…I was so thankful for your work!

 

LK wrote …

Just wanted to let you know that I received my new headjoint today, The sound I can produce with it is so amazing. Thanks for all of your help and expertise in selecting the perfect design.

 

LK wrote …

Thank you for meeting with me to try out your impressive headjoints. It was wonderful to get such personalized attention. I cannot wait to be playing concerts with it. 

 

MW wrote …

I love my gold headjoint! Thank you. 

 

HT wrote …

Just a note to let you know I received the headjoints today – I haven't been this excited for a long time! Thanks again for everything…

 

RD wrote …

Thanks for the headjoint session! It was eye opening in many ways – a real joy. I appreciate your insights in sound.

 

SD wrote …

I am still playing vertically and singing your praises every time someone asks me “What is that instrument?”

 

KJ wrote …

Many thanks for the session today. …then you offered me a headjoint which added that quality without losing the focus in the upper octaves…

 

JK wrote …

Thanks for the wonderful session and for helping me find such a great match. Your headjoint is going to be a tremendous boost.

 

BN wrote …

I can't believe my luck in finding this match. I have tried tons of other gold headjoints and I wouldn't trade this one in for anything in the world!! Thanks!

 

AM wrote …

Your headjoint has opened up possibilities for me that I didn't have before – I just love it! Thanks again for your amazing craftsmanship and skills…

 

PS wrote …

…The more I play, the more I fall in love with what this flute can now do. Visually, as all your work do, it is extraordinarily beautiful. Thank you so much. 

 

MM wrote …

I have been thoroughly enjoying the headjoint – love it!! 

 

SB wrote …

I enjoyed meeting you and feel this is the best headjoint I ever played. Your work in genius! I will recommend your products to all my friends and students. 

 

CC wrote …

Thank you so much for your fantastic work. It helps me very much to develop my sound.

 

LR wrote …

Years ago I bought a headjoint from you. …it has performed flawlessly for me all these years. Thanks again for this exquisite headjoint and for making my flute ring like a bell!

 

BL wrote …

Thank you for your assistance in choosing my headjoint. I look forward to its arrival. 

 

BL wrote …

I wouldn't be the flutist I am today without your brilliant invention. Thank you for everything, especially for your generosity.

 

MM wrote …

I love my Max headjoint! So many thanks.

 

AA wrote …

I can't thank you enough for the time you spent with me. Its great to see someone who really loves what he does…

 

CD wrote …

Thank you so much for helping me find the right headjoint. I felt like a million dollars and even though I was playing on a brand new headjoint, I think the feeling was mainly because you believed in me.

 

LK wrote …

My friends were just awed by the sound difference between my new Drelinger headjoint and the one that came with my flute!!  

 

EA wrote …

Over the past 4 years we have re-configured flutes for vertical use for two players who had gotten Drelinger UpRite headjoints. The headjoints were very well made and the design was excellent. Both flutists have been very happy with no thought of ever going back.

 

OH wrote …

I will alert my students to contact you soon…Just for your information, I am still loving my headjoint!!! 

 

HK wrote …

Your headjoints are the best! This pic head seems to work great.

 

RP wrote …

Many thanks, I received the headjoint today! … I played it for hours, it's really beautiful and I am sure the audience will enjoy the performance.

 

RD wrote …

The headjoint came in today! I'm really happy and so excited!!  I've been playing it for a while already, the sound is just gorgeous. Thanks a lot for everything, working with you was an awesome experience.

 

WS wrote …

I just wanted to tell you that I received my headjoint. I love the sound and it fits to my flute perfectly. Thanks again.

 

KJ wrote …

…my daughter was clearly thrilled with the headjoint…she has wanted a Drelinger headjoint for so long. Thank you so much for making an immense difference in the flute world!

 

VG wrote …

…I look forward to receiving my new Drelinger. The Supr Silver is amazing!

 

KJ wrote …

For years you have played a vital role in helping to raise the standard of flute playing. Your exceptional headjoints have inspired so many of my students. My Drelinger headjoint is a marvel.

 

BR wrote …

Thank you for your patience and skill in what is such a great asset for the flutist. The headjoint has a great big bottom sound and will sound great…

 

MA wrote …

Thank you so much for taking a great deal of time with me… and thank you for so generously sharing your valuable time and expertise – it was truly a pleasure to meet you.

 

GD wrote …

I possess a Drelinger headjoint for my flute body and I love it! I'm searching for a good wooden headjoint that will give a nice warm wooden sound to my flute playing.

 

PT wrote …

Your embouchure analysis is spot on. It's amazing what an expert can do with just a little bit of information. I look forward to receiving your comments and diagrams.

 

HA wrote …

The headjoint arrived Monday…I just finished practicing for a gig I have this week-end. Oh my gosh, what response and tone! I am SO pleased. I can't thank you enough.

 

MJ wrote …

My headjoint arrived today and it plays great. Thanks for all the work you did on it… Thanks again for making an ordinary flute play and sound like one that is top of the line.

 

HD wrote …

I play the flute just about every day. I like the wood headjoint from you very much and am interested in purchasing another headjoint.

 

BL wrote …

Thank you so much for taking time with me. It was a very inspiring time and I appreciate it so much.

 

AM wrote …

…It is a beautiful thing to be able to make a living at the things you love to do. I hope to have a recording done by this time next year which I will send to you.

 

BC wrote …

I was lucky enough to purchase one of your headjoints a while back and I absolutely love it!

 

DR wrote …

…Still love my headjoints.

 

DP wrote …

…I absolutely love the headjoint. It has taken me to a new level of playing. I would also like to write a testimonial describing what this headjoint has done for me and for my playing. Nothing short of amazing…I was rather astounded.

 

RR wrote …

I am the proud owner of one of your headjoints. … Thank you so much!

 

AM wrote …

…I truly cannot thank you enough. To hear what you did and the nice compliment given is truly music to my ears.

 

TE wrote …

We want to thank you very much for presenting your talk at our flute fair. … we hope to see you again very soon!

 

BJ wrote …

I received my headjoint last night. It sounds fantastic!! Thank you so much.

 

HA wrote …

Seeing you work with each of my students was wonderful. … Your sincerity as a musician, technician and especially as a person are a blessing and refreshing to experience.

 

OD wrote …

Thanks for taking such good care of me and helping me find the perfect headjoint. I am so looking forward to receiving it…

 

NO wrote …

Got the headjoint just a few days ago, it's absolutely amazing! I love it even more than when I first tried it. Thanks again for everything.

 

LD wrote …

Just a quick note to say that I think of you, and thank you each day as I play my flute. Your headjoint makes everything more fun as well as more expressive and beautiful.

 

HJ wrote …

We received the headjoint on Friday! It sounds beautiful!

 

SA wrote …

I bought the third wooden headjoint that Drelinger ever made. I was looking specifically for a wooden sound and this absolutely fits the bill. It blended beautifully with the other winds, quite a different experience to the metal flute I had always played.

 

AW wrote …

I just adore the Drelinger headjoint that I purchased from you…

 

DN wrote …

I am enjoying playing on the Max and am finding new colors everyday! 

 

MM wrote …

I can't thank you enough for spending the time with me last month to select my new headjoint! The more I play it, the better it sounds! The upper register is pure, fluent, and virtually free of wind noise. The middle and lower registers are vibrant, warm, and clear. All three registers are beautifully responsive, and playing my flute now is pure joy.

 

HJ wrote …

Our Drelinger headjoints fit perfectly! Thanks for all your expertise!!

 

SB wrote …

I love my new piccolo headjoint! The other girls in the flute section of my orchestra can't keep their hands off it either!

 

PJ wrote …

…this headjoint just sand! It had a big robust sound in the low register but was flexible and I could shift octaves, change dynamics and tone color and articulate so freely. This is a great headjoint! … Thanks so much for your fine work and all your innovations. 

 

FS wrote …

Thank you again for fitting this precious gold headjoint to my flute. I have enjoyed playing it again immensely!

 

GJ wrote …

I would like to tell you how much I enjoy playing my new headjoint. The more I use it, the more I like it. Thanks for the extra time you spent in helping me pick out the right one.

 

FE wrote …

I have to tell you, this headjoint is simply awesome! It speaks so easily, allowing me much better dynamics. 

 

KB wrote …

Thank you dearly and kindly for all of the time, patience, and effort you dedicated to my headjoint search. I appreciate it very much and am impressed by the craftsmanship and personal business you put into your word – very admirable.  

 

JJ wrote …

The headjoint just arrived and I am a happy person again. I am ecstatic. You really are a miracle worker!! 

 

HG wrote …

My new headjoint finally arrived. I rushed right home and spent 3 hours playing. I'm quite sure I am in love! Thank you so much, I am a happy girl.

 

SP wrote …

My UpRite arrived and I have played it. I am very pleased with the results. It's beautiful and I am very happy to have it. 

 

SA wrote …

The headjoint is here, the fit is great and the sound is great. Thanks for all your hard work.

 

RM wrote …

I am the proud owner of an UpRite headjoint for my flute. I am still able to play with no discomfort after losing the ability to play at length horizontally. — RM

 

 

SS wrote …

I got the headjoint yesterday and I'm enjoying getting used to it. It's so responsive – I feel like I'm cheating! 

 

KJ wrote …

It's been several months since I got the new headjoint and I must tell you, I'm having a ball. This is the first time since I've owned my flute that I'm having the fun I thought I would be having years ago…

 

BK wrote …

I am loving my headjoint which is still new to me…

 

BJ wrote …

The new headjoint gave me all the wonderful things I remembered from my headjoint trial. An extraordinary tone and facility in low, middle and high ranges, quick and fluid octave leaps, a full robust sound…

 

SS wrote …

I can't tell you how much your creativity has influenced my musicality. Life breathed into the various flutes in my collection only because of your headjoints. You make any flute maker sound like they're the best in the world. I am so blessed. 

 

HL wrote …

I received and absolutely love the headjoint that you made for me. It is absolutely wonderful and I am so appreciative of the time you spend with me choosing it. It's so beautiful in every way and I thank you again.

 

ML wrote …

Thank you so much for trying to bring artistry to the music world with your continuing dedication and improvements. You are much appreciated.

 

RN wrote …

Thanks for all your support and your friendship. Your great work has made a huge difference in mine. 

 

KM wrote …

I bought one of your headjoints when you were in the Midwest a few years ago for my flute. I am very happy with it. Thank you.

 

LE wrote …

I have a Max headjoint – and I love it.

 

ML wrote …

I have had some positive feedback about the new Karritium headjoint including a “that beautiful sound” from one conductor. The overall response time is quicker in the Karritium which helped me greatly in several pieces.

 

MM wrote …

I love my Max headjoint with Platinum air reed! I performed a solo concert today and the sound was clean, clear, gorgeous and wonderful. Many thanks again for your gift to flutists everywhere.

 

HH wrote …

A number of my students play your headjoints and I recommend them highly.

 

TS wrote …

I wanted to let you know that I've received my headjoint from you and am really enjoying my new headjoints. The difference in tone quality is really amazing. Thanks so much for all your help.

 

LC wrote …

I purchased a headjoint to fit my old flute. I have loved the headjoint! It is so much easier to play than my newer flute.

 

LB wrote …

I truly appreciate all your time and wisdom.

 

PA wrote …

I am really enjoying the headjoint I purchased from you several years ago.

 

VG wrote …

I am still loving my headjoint and my Drelinger piccolo headjoint!

 

LD wrote …

I bought a Drelinger headjoint about 6 months ago. I am very satisfied and happy with the enormous response and the quality of the product. This new headjoint has given me a new sound and a new personality for my technique.

 

GK wrote …

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how nice it was to meet you. It wasn't until that gold headjoint with the air reed came to me that I was able to try one. I was just amazed! 

 

CS wrote …

I just received the headjoint today. Thank you so much. I enjoy playing even more now and am very encouraged!

 

SS wrote …

Thanks so much for going to all the trouble to make the headjoint perfect. It's the best headjoint I ever played on. 

 

PS wrote …

I know you are the best and the more I play this head the more I truly love it. Thank you so much for all the information.

 

JJ wrote …

I am very happy with the headjoint, your work is fantastic. I have found a lot of possibilities with the sound and I found it easy to play, rich and powerful.

 

AM wrote …

I would like to send you my first recording using the amazing headjoint purchased from you. Can't thank you enough.

 

FM wrote …

I play in the symphony orchestra! It became possible with the help of my Drelinger headjoint. The sound is so sweet and clear, I cannot imagine playing a headjoint that isn't a Drelinger. Thank you. 

 

HR wrote …

…I can't wait to play that new incredible headjoint!

 

DK wrote …

I have a competition coming up and I prefer to play on the one you made me because it is so amazing!

 

PP wrote …

My headjoint is perfect and I thank you for all your time, attention and hospitality. I appreciate you so much.

 

KJ wrote …

I wanted to thank you on several counts. I am thrilled that 3 of my students will soon be sounding better and enjoying their practice so much more!

 

KM wrote …

I love your headjoint. I value your musicianship and acoustic expertise!

 

SN wrote …

I have received my headjoint and am enjoying it! 

 

TD wrote …

My students got their headjoints and they love them! They all sounded great at their lessons. 

 

KJ wrote …

I must tell you that thanks to your headjoint I have thoroughly enjoyed playing my flute. In fact, this is the first time I've really had fun. I've also been getting compliments on my tone…

 

CD wrote …

My grandson tried out one of your headjoints and loved it. His teacher listened to him and said it was a match for him.

 

SJ wrote …

My headjoint arrived this afternoon and I've spent several hours playing it. I am especially pleased by easier, more secure intonation control throughout the range. The headjoint looks beautiful also. Thanks again for your help, and for this headjoint.

 

RM wrote …

I had the opportunity to use my piccolo with my new Drelinger headjoint. This headjoint literally save me! …
I nailed it every time, I was able to end this solo on the high B-flat with great intonation and a beautiful tone…

 

ZT wrote …

I'm very much still loving both Karritium headjoints.

 

LM wrote …

Thank you so much for your time last week. I think I will fall in love with this headjoint just as I did the flute headjoint that I purchased two years ago.

 

CC wrote …

Thanks so much for working with me on the headjoint. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it! I greatly appreciate the insight you have. 

 

GR wrote …

I'm delighted with my new silver headjoint! What a difference, it gives me much more incentive to practice. 

 

WK wrote …

Thank you for spending so much time helping me. I respect very much the breadth of your experience, knowledge and your truly unique abilities…

 

HS wrote …

Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to meet with me. I really enjoyed the process of selecting a new headjoint for my piccolo. I am in awe of your experience! 

 

GE wrote …

The headjoint arrived and it is wonderful. I am sorry I waited so long to get it but it feels as if I am home again with my flute.

 

SE wrote …

I received my headjoint yesterday. It is playing lovely!

 

KB wrote …

I wanted to let you know that the headjoint, case and accessories arrived today. I am amazed at how beautiful everything looks. I slipped my flute into the case and it fits perfectly. I feel certain that this is just a precursor of great things to come. 

 

DR wrote …

Still love my headjoints.

 

HN wrote …

I have purchased your headjoint in 2001 and have been treasuring it as it has become one of my “must haves” in flute performing. My Drelinger headjoint was definitely an awakening moment for me in my performing career… 

 

AI wrote …

How are the vertical headjoints going? I'll bet they give a while new feel to playing jazz and the blues.

 

BT wrote …

I'm extremely grateful for the UpRite you made for me. It's attracting an enormous amount of attention already and I am certain that it will continue to do so as performance and recording opportunities continue to grow. 

 

CK wrote …

Another colleague of mine will be calling you soon. And my other friend sounds gorgeous and loves her flute head. Thank you – you're the best! 

 

MC wrote …

I did well on my audition. I advanced into the top ten. ...I am quite certain that part of my success in these arenas is because of your headjoint which really brought the sound into the modern age.  …he commented that mine was a unique sound – I think he was impressed! 

 

OD wrote …

I have been playing daily, either with students, or with flute choirs and have used my headjoints to the max!

 

WL wrote …

I want to thank your spectacular First off, thank you for a fabulous headjoint! I used it for our spring concert and it was perfect.

 

EM wrote …

Thank you for your time and the advice you gave me a few weeks ago. 

 

LS wrote …

Years ago I got a 14K rose gold headjoint from you. It's absolutely beautiful. Also, I am still using my silver headjoint which I bought a while ago. It sounds wonderful with my flute. I'm so glad that I have it. 

 

TM wrote …

…I have your headjoint on my c-flute and I love it! 

 

HS wrote …

The UpRite headjoint is marvelous as it delivers a full round tone from low B to 4th octave F. It fits several instruments which I have and acts the same with each…. 

 

HR wrote …

I still absolutely love my headjoint and perform on it constantly! What a gem!

 

HK wrote …

… By the way, my friend from the south just got her headjoint from you and loves it!

 

DJ wrote …

I am sorry it has taken me so long for me to write and thank you….the sound and tone quality is very good indeed. Keep up the good work!

 

RK wrote …

My teacher says your headjoints are her favorites! High five!

 

AL wrote …

I have one of your headjoints for my Pearl which I really love…

 

DA wrote …

I was excited about being able to get rid of the clay hand crutch, I think the new Sky-Hook made the difference… 

 

DA wrote …

…I wish I'd had my UpRite at the gig this morning – we were jammed onto the stage of a small church for a special children's concert, with the conductor way to my right, and the trombonist's slide was in danger of bumping into my arm…Next year when we play there I'll be sure to have it with me!...

 

DB wrote …

…the wooden headjoint is holding up fine…I love the sound…

 

BR wrote …

…I'm sure MD will love your headjoints…

 

SS wrote …

The headjoint and case arrived this morning…I was very happy with my tone and will enjoy playing my flute again. 

 

KK wrote …

TJ got her headjoint Wednesday and absolutely loves it!

 

JM wrote …

My student played my headjoint along with other brands and liked my Drelinger the best. I've told her she can trust your opinion on what headjoint style of best for her…

 

JJ wrote …

BJ loves his Drelinger headjoint and is very happy that you're going to check it out. I told him that, of course, you would want to see it and that you are the only person who should work on it.

 

OD wrote …

Please size the new Drelinger headjoint to the Powell headjoint size. Thanks so very much. You are the greatest!!

 

HS wrote …

The Drelinger headjoint responds dynamically from ppp to fff effortlessly and attacks the low register with ease.

 

SR wrote …

The UpRite is great…

 

CA wrote …

I am playing your headjoint (#58) and I am very happy with it.

 

BB wrote …

The UpRite headjoint is working well for me. Hope you are having a great summer…

 

PA wrote …

My tone now is as good as or better than ever. And my technique is better than lately before I got the UpRite headjoint since I can feel my fingers.

 

FG wrote …

Sound-wise the Drelinger has more depth… It's more of a 3 dimensional sound vs. my old heads…

 

CJ wrote …

Greetings, Sandy! Hope you are well and prospering. Attached is my latest studio tracks with my Drelinger serving superbly, I have it on an Open Hold All Sterling Silver model. 

 

EM wrote …

AM is so happy you fitted her headjoint.

 

JJ wrote …

I'm sitting here impatiently anticipating the arrival of the headjoint and can hardly wait for it to come…I know this will be a wonderful headjoint for my flute, and I can't thank you enough for all the help you gave me in choosing it.

 

HL wrote …

Just wanted to let you know how much I love the headjoint I bought from you last December/January.  I've had several comments how much better my playing sounds…Thanks again for being such an artist!

 

MJ wrote …

We received the headjoints in the mail Tuesday and have been enjoying them ever since!

 

WJ wrote …

I just acquired a slightly used Drelinger headjoint with a wing lip plate.  I tried lots of different headjoints, and this one just seemed to fit me.  I've got more piano in my ppp and more forte in my fff and I like the sound better across the range of the flute.  So, the improved sound lead to me practicing more..I am terribly pleased.  I love the sound, and the feel, and the engraving.

 

SR wrote …

Thank you very much for your friendly manner and fine service.

 

JT wrote …

I really enjoyed trying out your headjoints in Philly this weekend…I was surprised!..I'm really interested in the technology,..and you're the first maker I've ever heard of who takes a methodical approach to varying the characteristics…Thanks again for your help.

 

MR wrote …

I received my headjoint today and wanted to let you know how wonderful it is!.. I had a ball!..sounded like I was at Carnegie Hall…The headjoint fits perfectly(what's new?), looks beautiful, feels soft and smooth as a baby's ass, and has a rich musk/oil smell to it.  I can jump octaves more easily/smoothly.  The C-sharps, trill keys and third register notes are softer/less sharp.  My vibrato is more dominant/controllable…I can play very, very quietly, yet crystal clear, and fade to zero.  The note to note changes are smoother/less noticeable.

 

NS wrote …

The more I play my Drelinger headjoint the more I like it.  Since January, I have had a new teacher, WD, who has shown me many new and exciting facets of the “Drelinger sound”.  It is so versatile.  It allows so many variations in tome and color with such clarity, depth and beauty.  I love every minute of playing it.

 

NS wrote …

Thank you for all the advice and help you have given me.  Thank you too for taking the time to produce such a fine product.  You surely are a gifted and sensitive individual, an artist with metal, one who has obviously worked very hard to develop all the necessary skills and techniques for producing this wonderful gift to the world of music. You have made the world a more beautiful place in which to live.  Not many can claim that.

 

HP wrote …

I've had physical problems…pain in my right shoulder…I gave it all up…and started playing a bass flute in our orchestra instead.  At the last Florida Flute Fair, Nancy alerted me to the “Upright”, a flute played vertically with a horizontal headpiece, made by Sandy Drelinger.  I bought one and it's wonderful…[He] does excellent work.

 

SK wrote …

You may remember when I drove down and spent 5 hours choosing a headjoint at your home…I still love the headjoint.

 

MJ wrote …

I am very pleased with the secure position of the lip-plate…It speaks so easily that I am amazed at the volume and tone I can achieve with so little effort—especially in the low and middle registers; and the third octave comes easily (up to C sharp) without shrillness…My wife immediately noticed the improved tone.  My teacher tried the MAX and remarked on the very strong low register and how easily it speaks…So, you have another very satisfied MAX user.

 

AR wrote …

The headjoint is great!

 

HD wrote …

The headjoint fits just fine.  Sounds great!

 

HJ wrote …

Words cannot describe how happy I am with my new headjoint!  It felt like it was Christmas in July when it came in the mail.

 

PI wrote …

I've fallen in love with the wooden headjoint…I love the sound of it, especially for improvising jazz and blues.

 

WJ wrote …

Once again thank you for your expert help in the selection and purchase of R's headpiece…She is very excited…I am always happy when my students are able to get one of your creations!

 

AM wrote …

I am writing to express my enthusiastic satisfaction with my new Free-Flo with Platinum insert headjoint.  I played fourth reed on Gershwins' “Crazy For You” last week and the…musicians were complimentary about my “new” tone quality.  I am pleased that your headjoint design allows me to switch from reeds to flute with an ease I have never before experienced.

 

SL wrote …

At last!  At last!  I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that the headjoint arrived safely at my office this morning.  Do I have permission to take the rest of the day off of work so I can go home and play with it???  Thanks for you help.

 

KM wrote …

I love the new headjoint, the low register is a dream.  Middle E flat much improved sound and pitch-wise…It's so wonderful to be able to play the runs to high B in Lt. Kijie so easily…Thanks again.

 

CP wrote …

Thank you for a terrific session tonight with MC…You are really great at hearing, diagnosing, and problem solving…It's a pleasure and a privilege to play on your headjoints.

 

GM wrote …

She is very happy with the new headjoint and we both thank you for your excellent work.

 

RS wrote …

RR's new headjoint arrived yesterday and she was so very excited to see it.  She kept me up most of the night tooting it!!!   She asked me to relay to you how much she appreciates the help that you were to her in finding the right headjoint for her needs…You have a very satisfied customer in Foley, Alabama.

 

LA wrote …

This is to thank you for your excellent workmanship on my sterling headjoint.  I have had so much more fun playing my flute with your new headjoint!  It definitely is more efficient.

 

TA wrote …

Apparently, it doesn't matter what I think of the new headjoint—everyone else loves it!!…I really love playing on it—it's flexible, vibrant, “speaks many languages,” comfy on the face.  I've recitalized, concertized, operaized…all with great pleasure.

 

KS wrote …

It's beautiful!

 

EJ wrote …

Just a note to let you know that my new headjoint made quite a positive stir at our first set of concerts.  I think that I had approximately twenty-five complimentary comments from colleagues, friends, and audience members.  Thank you again.

 

CB wrote …

I just received my new headjoint a little while ago…WOW!!!, what a difference!!!…Thanks

 

ZS wrote …

I bought a flute headjoint from you a few years back and am loving it!  It has really improved my playing! …Thanks so much!

 

BL wrote …

I wish to let you know how impressed I was with your expertise in this unique field.  It is apparent that you are heavily invested in your life's work…It was a true pleasure being exposed to your intensity.

 

BL wrote …

Can't wait for my new headjoint.  I'm having Drelinger withdrawal!

 

MP wrote …

Still enjoying the headjoint I purchased from you years ago, It's aging better than I am.  Thanx.

 

CJ wrote …

I am really eager to start playing on your headjoint, I know that it will do wonders for me.

 

SK wrote …

What a blessing to meet you in D.C.!.. I look forward to making beautiful music with [my new headjoint].

 

PI wrote …

I want you to know how much I value this headjoint.  I can play pieces that I could not before…I would never perform the Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba…because the articulation wasn't adequate.  I couldn't get it clear and light enough.  Now, with the gold, and the platinum reed…I've put it in a program…along with the Bach Siciliano, Griegs' Morning, and Mozart's Adagio Religioso.  I would never have played that Grieg in public before, either, because it has to sound effortless and flow like silk to be worth hearing.  The gold tone added what I wanted to it; and the wooden headjoint is perfect for the moodiness of the Siciliano.  I'm a very satisfied customer.  Even when I know I've played poorly, people rave over my beautiful tone.  I don't tell them it's the headjoint.

 

GC wrote …

The headjoint has that other sound again.  I can't really describe it, but I can feel the vibrations when I play.  You really have found a wonderful invention.  M…is developing so well on her new headjoint…Thanks!

 

FL wrote …

My new headjoint…It's marvelous!!! And I'm completely satisfied (for life) with the combination…The tone and flexibility are incredible.

 

FR wrote …

I have been playing on the Karritium head…To say that I am impressed is a gross understatement.  It does everything that I dreamed a head should do…I really appreciate that you come to the flutists and give them the head that meets their needs.  I don't understand how you do what you do, but I applaud the fact that you do it…Another thing that has bothered me is the fact that none of your heads have come through me for resale.  I think I now understand.  I certainly have had numerous requests for flutes without heads because the flutist wants to keep playing their Drelinger head…Keep up the good work.  I am one satisfied customer. 

 

PJ wrote …

I have switched back to my 9K...and find it so much more expressive.

 

GC wrote …

I am looking forward to CJ's headjoint and flute.  Thank you so much for doing a hurry up job...R sounds so spectacular...T-perfect match for that flute-- It sounds so great!!!...You keep doing wonderful work!  Thank you for inventing all these cuts!!!

 

BE wrote …

...The headjoint Silk, arrived.  We instantly fell madly in love!  She and I will be partners for a long, long, happy time! ... Thank you for introducing the two of us.  We shall always be indebted! ...The tone and color are so much improved, and along with that, my confidence soars!  So thank you, Mr. Expert Craftsman!  Thank you for a lovely, beautifully designed, flawless headjoint!

 

SS wrote …

Thank you so much for working with me and for making such good headjoints!  I'm so excited about this change!  I've recommended you to several of my students as well.

 

KS wrote …

Thank you so much for your service and fine work.  I am certain that the many compliments I receive on my playing, particularly with regard to tone, are in part due to your skill at creating this important part of my flute.  It is a joy to play!

 

FT wrote …

This is just to let you know that I got the headjoint back and that it was, as expected, a perfect fit...It works well...My teacher...also was very impressed with the headjoint and I'm entirely satisfied.

 

RD wrote …

My piccolo plays awesome!  Thanks!

 

OS wrote …

Many thanks for your time and effort in trying to find me an easier blowing headjoint.  I appreciate your effort and... I will heartily recommend your product.

 

HD wrote …

Thank you for your note explaining the fitting process...I have the utmost faith in your methods and your workmanship.

 

FT wrote …

My new headjoint arrived in the mail today.  I don't have the words to do it justice.  Wow!  What a difference.  It is so easy to play now and to produce a nice rich tone.  It makes practicing so much more easy and enjoyable.  This is the only way to get the most from a flute...I'm so pleased that I decided to invest in a good headjoint.  Thanks!

 

HS wrote …

I'm enjoying my gold headjoint!  Thanks for working with me this summer.

 

GC wrote …

I really appreciate you making the time to work on my headjoint.  It's so great to be back on a real headjoint.

 

KB wrote …

Wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for the beauty and pleasure my headjoint... bring[s] me everyday.

 

GC wrote …

I can't tell you just how pleased I am with the beautiful work you did on my new headjoint!  It sounds very clear and colorful...and I am always amazed at your exceptional timeliness in the whole matter.

 

SJ wrote …

I am still enjoying the flute head that you made for me and wish to tell you a little story.  a year ago...I was given a hip replacement...I had to wait for my ability to blow to improve.  It was my goal to be able to walk upright into church and play “In Thankfulness of the Lord's Care”.  In July I did so and was invited to play in the whole service.  What a joy!  At eighty-two, I still get excited about such happenings...[this is] not earth shattering...news, but just to let you know that your work makes a lovely difference in the life of a non-professional person who learned to play in the fourth quarter of her life.

 

SC wrote …

FI just wanted to tell you that the headjoint you repaired for me is wonderful!  It plays beautifully I am so happy with it.  Thank you so very much for everything.

 

GJ wrote …

I am using your headjoint and...I love it.  In fact, it makes it possible for me to play, even when I'm bad and don't work the way I should...All my students who have your headjoints are loving them and so happy with them, but this is no surprise to me.  Thank you for all your good work on our behalf.

 

BA wrote …

Thanks so much for getting my headjoint back to me so quickly!  What a surprise I had when the mailman delivered it.

 

JP wrote …

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your time and patience...It was a pleasure to meet you and be introduced to your product line.  You are producing a fine product...Again, thank you for your help both in selection and purchase.

 

LL wrote …

I thought I'd drop a note to say that the piccolo headjoint is working out very well...having just completed a run of four performances of Purcell's “Fairy Queen”, I can say I'm really pleased with it.  I am getting the improved response in the high register I've been looking for.  I'm also getting clearer sound, stronger attacks, and an overall sense of better projection in the low and middle registers as well...So, thanks a million and keep up the great work!

 

YA wrote …

This headjoint is quite a noticeable improvement...especially in vibrance and projection...I am greatly anticipating using it for the show work coming up this season.

 

TJ wrote …

The headjoint sounds wonderful.  I'm enjoying it immensely.  Thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship.

 

KB wrote …

Now I play all the woodwinds again, thanks!

 

BA wrote …

I want you to know how much pleasure I am getting from my new headjoint.  The tone is really good, and the high and low notes are easier to blow, and with much less effort.

 

LB wrote …

Headjoint number 90S keeps plugging away brilliantly!  Many thanks!

 

YK wrote …

The 9K head is fabulous!  A week or two after I got it from you, I played the Foss concerto...I had a blast! ... I felt my sound projecting over the orchestra quite well... I've never sent out tapes of myself unless it's for an audition of some kind.  But I'm making an exception; thought you might enjoy hearing the fruits of your labor! ... I played the 9K the last two months of our orchestra season to many compliments...So I'm having a blast playing again these days...what a wonderful sound, flexibility and response!  I just love it!  It was definitely the right choice for me at the right time... Off to the [master] class...when I played for [the teacher] last summer, he loved my Karritium head.  Wait until he tries this one!  Thanks for everything!  You're the Best!

 

AV wrote …

I wanted to tell you that I can really appreciate the difference TOOTS has made in my headjoint.  The upper register is not only easier to tune, but the sound is fuller and richer too.  There is virtually no compromise in the low register- it is as solid as before, which I'm pleased about…I like my engraved daisy.  Thanks again for your excellent work!

 

MV wrote …

Thanks for working my headjoint into your hectic schedule…I'll survive somehow, but will be glad to have my gem home again…I tried all of M's headjoints and I really like the response on the ones he bought from you.  He was like a child in a candy shop (at the convention), trying and testing each headjoint he bought from you and liking them all!  His ultimate choice for himself is terrific! … Thanks again for working this in for me!

 

SC wrote …

I've been wanting to drop you a note for sometime to let you know how well I'm getting along with the new headjoint that I bought from you last fall…After working with it for a month I gave a recital…I could play with a fullness of sound…that was new to me.  I kept having to ask my accompanist to play louder in the fiery variations without danger of being covered, which was a new feeling for me.  I have found it to be very diverse in its range of dynamics, from very soft to very loud, low or high, and the pitch at all extremes seems to stay right where I want it.  I then did a…run that was much less taxing than in previous years, followed by a stint in the orchestra for a week, where again I felt the ease of the pitch in both soft playing and the loud.  And through it all I very much enjoy the singing quality that I can produce with it.  So I am very much appreciating your craft, and feel a freshness in all of the old excerpts and pieces that I play on it.

 

CJ wrote …

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for spending time with me to help me select a headjoint to meet my needs…never in a million years could I have dreamed of the magnitude of change I would hear in your headjoints compared to what I have been playing on.  I have been playing flute for twenty years and not until Sunday did I really feel that I had ever really played!  It is like a spiritual rebirth of my tone!  And the response!!!  Wow!  I am so impressed!  Thank you for investing your time in perfecting the science of headjoint making to provide the flute world with the ultimate “tool of the trade”… I will definitely recommend your product to those students who are serious about their art…After playing a Drelinger Headjoint, I don't know that I can play anything else! … Thanks again for your time and for making a superb product!

 

HL wrote …

I really appreciated the time you spent with me on the phone giving me advice.  I respect your opinions!  You've helped me out a lot in my decision concerning which flutes to consider.

 

SS wrote …

Thank you for the excellent work you do with headjoints.  Her tone improved immediately and, more importantly, her motivation and practice habits changed for the better.  Since you heard her last summer her playing has become so beautiful I can hardly believe it!  Thank you again for your help on the phone and with the headjoint.  We have never regretted the decision to invest in your product!

 

CN wrote …

I received my headjoint last Friday, and it is just like new!  It seems much better…Thank you!

 

RR wrote …

I wanted to thank you personally for the lovely new headjoint you crafted for me. I've been very happy with the clarity of sound and especially the ease of the low register.  Thank you so much for helping to make my orchestral debut something I'll never forget!

 

WM wrote …

Thanks for helping me choose a headjoint!  Mine has improved my tone 100%!

 

CK wrote …

Thank you very much for your work on the piccolo.  The new headjoint is working out beautifully, it has made a big difference.  Thank you also for fixing my case and tenon.

 

CM wrote …

We thank you for your generosity in repairing the chips and scratches that have occurred on the mouthpiece.  We appreciate doing business with you.

 

BH wrote …

Thank you again for your help.  I have been asked often how I get such a quick response on my low notes, and I remember when I tried this one out, that's what I liked most about it.  Thanks for the nice fit!

 

FN wrote …

Since having my wonderful headjoint, I have made first chair in my high school band…and eighth chair in [the] regional band.  So many, many, thanks!

 

BD wrote …

Take note that I appreciate highly your work.  Thank you for all your collaboration.

 

HV wrote …

I thought it would be a good time to have you fit the headjoint.  Thanks for squeezing it in your tight schedule.  I know you're a busy man! … I'm so happy with my flute and headjoint.  Thank you for your valuable advice.  It's a great combination.

 

MA wrote …

Thanks for keeping your door open a little later than usual. The extra time I got to spend with both you and your headjoints made me very comfortable with my decision.

 

RJ wrote …

What fun it was to come to your studio and do my headjoint search... I knew my flute would sound better and be easier to play once I have worked with you.

 

KP wrote …

...the new headjoint arrived the other day. It sounded as wonderful as I remembered it. A beautiful vibrant tone in all registers, and producing each note feels easier. I feel like I also have greater dynamic control, it's just wonderful. Thank you.

 

KS wrote …

Rebecca and I thank you for your help, humor and patience in helping her select a new headjoint. It was obvious that she wasn't getting the best sound or response from her current setup, but as you demonstrated, there was simply no comparison. Though we really couldn't afford the new headjoint, at her level of playing we couldn't afford not to buy it.

 

JA wrote …

I am loving my new flute headjoint. The flute almost plays itself. I recently played for an outdoor wedding and the sound carried so beautifully.

 

CJ wrote …

I love your piccolo (now mine) headjoint.

 

SM wrote …

My headjoint is an absolute masterpiece - I love it!

 

SM wrote …

...The crown change we did is great and I am really happy with the end results.

 

MM wrote …

...Just wanted to thank you again for the session on Saturday. Did you ever consider teaching? I think you'd be great at it. I was happy to have your guidance during our session...

 

KF wrote …

In addition to myself, six of my students here now are playing your headjoints.

 

HR wrote …

Just to close the “Loop” and tell you that Jenni's headjoint arrived Saturday. She has played it and judging from the expression and sound, loves it! Thanks for your craftsmanship and Knowledge!

 

HJ wrote …

Thank you for assisting my daughter in selecting a new headjoint. She felt a strong connection to #2268-A and its resultant improvement to her tone.

 

MN wrote …

The new headjoint arrived two weeks ago... I truly appreciate the ease in which I can play ff or pp - even in the same phrase, can project my tone much farther than before, and can even get a compliment from my husband about how much better I now sound when practicing.

 

PM wrote …

I just wanted to thank you for your patience and flexibility while I have chosen my headjoint. I absolutely love my new one - it has much more depth and resonance than anything else I've played.

 

PT wrote …

Just a quick note. My daughter continues to love her headjoint. Thanks.

 

CT wrote …

Just a short note to say my headjoint arrived yesterday and it is close to the wildest dream end of my expectations. It took me only a few minutes of playing to make the subtle embouchure adjustments to product a rich, full sound throughout the range, unlike anything I've done on my original head. I am thrilled with it and will write more about it at length after I've played it for a few weeks.

 

SR wrote …

I currently played 3 jobs on the UpRite head, and it has done well. Am using it for all teaching, and will probably use it for many services Easter week. I will not have to go home, encase myself in ice, cry and bum a Tylenol with Codeine from my husband.

 

SY wrote …

I am . . . from Singapore. I bought a Max Headjoint from you last December. It gives me great pleasure to play on it. My friends were very impressed with your product.

 

CJ wrote …

I just wanted to say how much fun I have playing your all gold headjoint. My teacher now hears great improvement in my sound. I also appreciate the fitting of the headjoint to my flute.

 

GM wrote …

Since my daughter received your headjoint she and her teacher are beaming. Thank you.

 

MJ wrote …

The Drelinger arrived - and Oh my God - what a difference your headjoint makes! The notes just leap out of the flute, and the dynamic range allows me to articulate and express like I never could. My wife now loves to listen to me play. I can't thank you enough, and I'm convinced you're a genius.

 

ML wrote …

Thank you very much, Mr. Drelinger, for assisting me in finding the perfect headjoint for my needs.

 

GD wrote …

I was surprised by the ease with which I could achieved such a solid tone at the lower end of the instrument but still get such a richness at the top end without excessive adjustments in my embouchure. Thanks again for providing such a quality product and offering the service to back it up.