Flute Flags & Piccolo Flags

Flute Flags and Piccolo Flags are back in stock at Carere Music! Great swabs and a great gift for your flute friends!

D'addario Reeds

D'addario has acquired Rico. Check out their new and improved line of reeds!

leFreque available at Carere Music!

What is a lefreQue

Sound bridge for wind instrument

The lefreQue is a sound bridge that will make all wind instruments sound better. It consists of a bridge that is built up by two metal elements that will repair the sound breaches that occur in by different parts of a  wind instrument. You can put the lefreQue on an instrument using a especially developed elastic band, you do not need to change anything on the instrument itself.

Saxophone- and flute player Hans Kuijt at first invented the lefreQue for the saxophone being unsatisfied with the sound quality of even the very best instruments. He concluded that all connections between the different parts of a wind instrument had a negative influence on the sound quality and tuning of the tone.

Cork is a material that does not pass on sound. You can use it to fit a mouth piece on to the instrument but at the same time, the properties of cork are such that it does not transmit the required sound to the instrument, it actually mutes sound.
lefreQue solves this problems.

For all wind instruments

Finding that the invention worked perfectly on all types of saxophone Hans decided to put the lefreQue on his flutes. On the flute there are no cork connections but the lefreQue does the job in the same way essentially. On a flute you slide the pieces into each other, thereby effecting a sound breach, which again will be corrected by using the lefreQue.

D'addario Reeds

D'Addario's New Reserve Reed Line for Clarinet & Saxophone Garners Positive Reception from Pro Musicians. Available now at Carere Music!

How does Music Help your child in other areas?

Whether you're 5 or 95, you can benefit mentally, physically and socially from playing a musical instrument

Everyone knows that playing musical instrument is fun and entertaining.  But did you also know that playing music is scientifically proven to benefit people of all ages.

Children and Teens -- Playing music positively affects the development of children's cognitive skills.  It builds confidence, self-discipline and inspires creativity.  Also playing music can increase productivity and help kids and teens connect socially with their peers.*

Adults and Seniors -- Playing exercises the brain and helps fight memory loss. It helps reduce stress and lower blood pressure.  And it can stave off depression and loneliness*

* According to the NAMM Foundation: