Updating you on some upcoming changes...
To my wonderful Boundless Flute repair clients:
Happy 2020! You’ve made me busier than I ever imagined a flute repair business could be when I started 4 years ago, and I feel incredibly privileged to work on your instruments. I’ve earned the trust of so many of you that right now, my next available appointments are in August.
Despite the fact that I’m overwhelmed by requests for work, that I love what I do, and that I love working with you, the economic reality of running a small business in a high cost-of-living state is that no matter how many hours I work, or how many flutes I fix, I just am not able to make enough to sustain a good living AND still keep my repair standards high. I refuse to work faster and deliver you a subpar result. There are enough other people doing that, and there is a reason you come to me, and not them.
So, unfortunately, I’ve made the very difficult decision to pursue full-time employment outside of flute repair in a related field that will complement my skills as a repair tech, and which will pay me at a steady rate with benefits. I start in a few weeks, and that means my time going forward will be very limited. I will be honoring the appointments that are already scheduled in my calendar, but I’ll be mostly unable to take on emergency repairs or drop-in appointments. I’m also going to put a hold on scheduling new appointments beyond August so that I can have the flexibility to adjust as necessary when I get there.
I don’t intend to go away, just to shift gears a bit as I make this change. I’ll continue to be 100% available for flute trials and for warranty repairs for current clients and any flutes I sell. I also intend to keep on making custom crowns, so if you’ve been wanting one, no problem! They’ll be there for you.
If you need to schedule a flute repair in the next few months, my top recommendations are Rachael Simon, The Flute Mechanic, and Adam Pettry of Pettry Piccolos and Flutes. Rachael’s contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org, and Adam’s is email@example.com. We frequently work very closely together, and I consider them part of my shop!
Once the summer rolls around and I catch up with my repair schedule, I'll let everyone know when I can accept new appointments.
Until then, wishing you all the best,
Sarah at Boundless Flute