How to Clean a Flute and Take Care of It
In this piece I will be telling you how to clean a flute and take care of it. The three parts of the flute are the head joint (mouth piece), the body (middle), and the foot joint (the bottom). First off, you will unscrew the head joint from the body of the flute. Make sure this is done gently and carefully. Do Not touch the keys and keypads while removing the pieces! These can get damaged easily!
To properly take care of you flute, it’s a good idea to clean it after every use. If you leave your flute uncleaned it may begin to smell and affect your performance. To begin cleaning you flute, attach a soft cleaning cloth to a cleaning rod (a cleaning rod is a stick like shape with a whole at the top), Thread the cloth through the hole at the top of the rod and wrap the cloth around the rod.
Put the rod inside each piece of your flute. start off cleaning the foot joint because the foot joint will usually have the least amount of saliva and moisture, so it’s better to start cleaning there. Then proceed to clean the body and then the head joint
To clean the outside of your flute you can get either a silver brushed or any other soft, thin cloth you have. Again, Do Not touch the keys and keypads while cleaning, they can easily get damaged or bent.
I hope this piece educated you on how to clean the flute and take care of it. Again, cleaning your flute after every use is vital. Another way to keep your flute squeaky clean is not eating before playing your instrument. Now that you’ve read this, I hope you know how to clean and take care of your flute.