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North Bridge Sponsors Texas Tech University Flute Studio

North Bridge Winds is sponsoring the Texas Tech University Flute Studio, as they send 18 undergraduate and graduate students to study with Mr. Paul Edmund-Davies in London, England.

The entire studio has been recently working from Paul's book, Day Warm UP Book for all flautists...eventually!

The Texas Tech University School of Music Flute Studio, lead by Lisa Garner Santa, is comprised of 16-20 undergraduate and graduate Music Education and Music Performance Majors from across Texas, the United States, and abroad. Flute students have been winners in various competitions including those of the National Flute Association, Texas Flute Society, Houston Flute Club, MTNA and many others. Graduates of the program hold positions in public and private schools, orchestras, and universities.

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Lisa Garner Santa's versatile programming ranges from the elegant Baroque music of Bach to the jazz-inspired writings of England's Mike Mower. As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. International exchanges include masterclasses at the Royal College of Music in London, England and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and at Peking University in Beijing, China. Presentations and performances at various regional and national conventions include invitations from the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, the National Association of Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the College Music Society.

Check our FB page for photos of the tour during the week of March 12.
Click here to view our full Texas Tech photo Gallery.

Texas Tech University Flute Studio

Texas Tech University Flute Studio

"In a market that is saturated with dull sounding instruments, North Bridge step up flutes shine brightly. Great work from a company that understands what young flutists are really looking for."

- Paul Edmund-Davies, former principal of the London Symphony


Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the twenty years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra. For the last fifteen years he has toured extensively, giving recitals, classes and performing concerts in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and the Far East.

Paul is also featured on many famous movie soundtracks, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Braveheart, Into the Woods, Interstellar, Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation, Maleficent, Crimson Peak, and Thor: The Dark World.



Most recently, Paul and his business partner Pasha Mansurov created the “Simply Flute” web site - - a lifestyle website for flutists, which includes flute studies, video performances by Paul, teaching notes, exercises, downloads and video demonstrations.

The site is loaded with videos, history, and performances - - and is wonderful for all music lovers. Learn more at
Simply Flute

Handmade Headjoints by Chris McKenna

The flute headjoint is one of the most important components of the flute, providing the greatest contribution to the flute's tonal quality. All North Bridge flutes feature a sterling silver headjoint handmade in the USA by flute artisan Chris McKenna. For over 30 years, Chris McKenna has been crafting some of the finest flute headjoints available. The art of creating a flute head joint requires many years of experience, bringing together a blend of technology, craftsmanship and artistry. The McKenna headjoint is designed and crafted to be both responsive and flexible while offering superb projection and control, making it easier to hit high notes and perform at softer volumes. Watch the Video

North Bridge Flutes

Making the step up to a musical instrument offering professional features is an important decision for all musicians. The step-up instrument is the bridge that often transforms the budding student into a professional artist. Choosing the right instrument can lead to significant musical progress, as well as great success and accomplishment.

North Bridge offers a unique family of intermediate level flutes, which allow the flutist to find their musical voice and to develop a full, rich, and beautiful sound. Read More


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