Adam Workman
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.


Erica Schiller
Vice President

Erica Schiller grew up in metro Detroit and is now the Vice President at Flutistry Boston, where she keeps the day-to-day of the business running and works with clients at all levels to find instruments that help them sound their best.


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.


In 2007 Erica moved to the desert to complete her Masters of Music in flute performance at the University of Arizona. As a member of the inaugural Arizona Graduate Wind Quintet, she was a finalist for the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and the 63rd Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, and performed at the Festival Internacional Dr. Alfonzo Ortiz Tirado 2008 in Alamos, Mexico.


After completing her Masters in 2009, Erica moved to Boston where she lives with her adorable dog Cooper. Her teachers have included: Richard Sherman, Dr. Brian Luce, Ervin Monroe, Deborah Adler and Johanna Beth Sennett.



Flutistry Staff Alumni


Gabriela Ruiz
Office Manager
Christian Paquette
Repair Associate
Thomas James Wible
Artistic Specialist
Theodore John Anton
Repair Manager
Eric Maul
Marketing Associate
Brian Dunbar
Artistic Associate
Taylor Rossi
Your Flutistry Specialist
Andrea DiTommaso
Technology Analyst

Ali Parramore
Your Artistry Specialist

Nicholas Fitton
Your Voice Specialist
Jonathan Bernhardt
Director of Repair Services

                     Carolyn McCrone                   Sales and Customer Service Manager