About All Flutes Plus
Any successful business thrives not only on the quality of the goods they provide, but also on the quality of service they are able to offer both prior to and after your purchase.
We have been serving the flute community for 30 years and in that time we have developed a range of services designed to make your experience of flute playing as easy, happy and trouble-free as possible. Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned professional, the level of our service and attention remains the same.
We have a specialist team of friendly, dedicated and knowledgeable individuals whose combined skills as orchestral players, soloists and teachers, allow for expert advice on instrument choice and repertoire to play.
We have purpose fit testing rooms available so that you can try flutes in comfort to your hearts content. There is room enough for extra pairs of ears too, so you’re welcome to bring people to listen. We’ll also be on call to sit-in and help out.
We have an in-house workshop, run by two experienced and very well-respected repairers, Eliana and Sophie.
Alyson is our Sheet Music Specialist, and she keeps a tidy stock of all flute repertoire, including all exciting new releases. If we don’t have it in stock, it can be ordered, so please do ask!
The Warren Room is a beautifully spacious studio downstairs in the shop. It houses a good quality piano and is available to hire for rehearsals, teaching (individual or groups), masterclasses, workshops..and we’re open to ideas!
Anyone is welcome to use the room, for a very small charge. We’re also in a fantastic central London location – Warren Street tube is at the end of the road and we are a stones throw away from the bustling Tottenham Court Road. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby, in case you should need a break from testing flutes!
60 – 61 Warren Street,
Monday – Wednesday – 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
All Flutes Team
Nigel joined his brother Trevor at All Flutes Plus in Dorset Street, London W1, shortly after the opening of the store in 1990. This was a radical new concept in the musical instrument industry – a true specialist flute centre!
As a flute and woodwind repairer and technician, Trevor’s focus was building a fantastic workshop and repair facility to service the London professional’s. The reputation spread rapidly and enabled the development of the flute range, offering flautists and potential flautists an ever growing range of instruments from many of the world’s finest makers. This is where Nigel comes in: Being a musician, albeit a trumpet player, but also with business management and customer care experience, Nigel was able to build on the core ethos of All Flutes Plus as a specialist company. Understanding the needs of musicians Nigel was able to put real customer service in place and build an ever-growing and loyal customer base, many of whom have become firm friends over the years.
Nigel’s priorities at All Flutes Plus have always been to work with staff as colleagues who are highly skilled and can offer customers real specialist advice and help and share the same commitment to service and integrity.
Now, some 30 years on and having overseen the move of premises to our fantastic Warren Street location and showroom, Nigel is often in demand for his wealth of experience and knowledge of the flutes and the flute world.
Performer, Marketing & Sales Manager
Ian joined the All Flutes Plus team in May 2011 after many years as a friend and customer of the shop from his student days at the Royal Academy of Music. His many varied roles in the shop include product selection, testing & quality assurance. Ian is also closely involved with the workshop team and tests the majority of flutes & piccolos that come in for repair and servicing. As a busy freelance flautist combined with his expert knowledge and experience of the instruments in the shop, he relishes the role of helping customers find the perfect flute within their specified budget! He is also very active and involved in the promoting of flute events, courses and conventions.
Ian is in great demand as a soloist, chamber, orchestral musician and teacher. He has performed all over the world with artists as varied as Ravi Shankar, Sting & Jose Carreras. He was formerly one of the main tutors for Stratford-Upon-Avon International Flute Festival and was the main performer and teacher for the Cork Flute Festival in 2008. As a teacher Ian has given Masterclasses to great acclaim throughout United Kingdom and United States.
Since leaving college Ian has performed as guest Principal Flute with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English National Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Sinfonietta, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and London Metropolitan Orchestra. Ian is currently on trial for Principal Flute with London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ian has just achieved the rank of Shodan (Black belt) in Danzan Ryu Ju-Jitsu and trains three times a week (when he can find the time). The physical and mental aspects of martial arts enhances and is a perfect marriage with the disciplines and challenges of being a professional flautist.
Senior Flute Technician
Eliana Amos was always fascinated by musical instruments and had a natural affinity with craftwork and arts using skilled handwork. When Eliana left her native Venezuala; she came to England and studied instrument repair and maintenance under Brian Ackerman at Merton College. She then spent several years training under the watchful eyes of John Cooper.
She has been a member of the AFP workshop team since 1996 and enhanced her skills further by working with Danny Paul for several years. Since 20.. Eliana has been the senior flute technician and her repair work is in great demand by professional flautists worldwide.
Eliana enjoys passing her experience and enthusiasm on to younger repairers coming into the AFP workshop team.