President & Founder
Did you know that Flutistry was originally started by Adam Workman in Boston, MA as a flute repair company? His fascination with flute making and repair began as a 14 year old flute student of flute maker (and very fine flutist) Jonathon Landell. Adam would have all of his lessons, including his first exposure to T&G, etudes, and long tones, in a flute makers shop - surrounded by tools, machines, metal scraps, and beautifully hand-crafted flutes in different stages of production made of silver, gold, and even titanium!
Over the 25+ years since those early days in the green mountains of Vergennes Vermont and through his flute performance studies at Boston University and after, Adam's curiosity in making and repair continues to this day. Whether in his work prior to founding Flutistry or since, he is proud to have made various contributions to aspects of instruments being made by many of today's most-respected flute makers.
As a flutist, Adam studied with Marianne Gedigian, Jacques Zoon, and Linda Toote at Boston University and also received considerable guidance from Jonathan Landell, Court Gettel, Louis Moyse, Steven Finley, James Walker, and Paula Robison. Adam has appeared in orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout the country, and performed regularly for a time with the Boston-based Commonwealth Chamber Players and the Fensgate Chamber Players among many other regional ensembles.
Sought after as a teacher and coach, Adam has had students accepted at The Peabody Conservatory, The Yale University School of Music, The Longy School of Music, and The NYU School of Music. Formerly on faculty at the Boston Flute Academy, he has also coached the flutists of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and has taught masterclasses at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music, Peabody Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Georgia Athens, University of Missouri, University of Akron, Hartt School of Music, and The Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany, among others.
Adam Workman is a Straubinger & Muramatsu Certified Technician and has been trained in repair by Jonathon Landell, Steven P. Finley, Muramatsu (Japan), and David & Joel Straubinger, among many others. Adam has been recognized for his skills by the Vermont Guild of Flute Making.
While completing her Bachelor of Music degree at Michigan State University, she performed with the Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, toured Austria with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and premiered a work by Dana Wilson for Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble entitled The Avatar on the feature concert of the 2007 International Double Reed Society Convention in Ithaca, New York. Erica also spent several months studying chamber music in Vienna, Austria, where she worked privately with Barbara Giesler-Haas, professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien.
Kari Heggie is a Central MA native who has over 7 years experience in all sides of the flute making industry. A graduate of The University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Dual-Bachelor’s in Music Business and Flute Performance studying under Sarah Brady. Kari first fell in love with the flute industry while shopping for her first professional flute. When it came time for her required internship she knew she wanted to take advantage of having a flute maker only 5 minutes from campus which is how she ended up as the Sales and Marketing Intern at Nagahara Flutes in 2014. When her internship ended she began helping out with production and that’s where Kari discovered her true love was working on flutes.
In 2015, Kari started working as a Finisher at Powell Flutes. While there she made nearly 400 Powells of all models (including her own flute) and made even more Sonarés. She was often praised for the quality and consistency of her work which she now brings to the flutes she works on at Flutistry.
She joined the Flutistry team in 2021. Kari plays a Powell 9k Custom with 14k toneholes and rings, silver mech, C# trill, D# roller which she finished herself, 9k Soloist head joint, and custom hand engraved throughout.
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