Look, Ma! No hands!

The more I talk about instrument adaptations, the more I hear about amazing stories and solutions!  

Through a friend of a friend, I heard about Richard Ferry, a determined flute player who created a handheld support for his adapted instruments.  After losing his left index finger in a car accident, Richard needed to find a new way to play his flutes and whistles.  Dana Trillo, a music teacher in San Francisco, recommended that Richard plug the hole for his index finger and drill a new one for his thumb.  Another friend, Paul Kostka, suggested using a support after reading about a similar apparatus developed by a famous flute player in the 19th century.  Richard put together this video to share his solution.  Thanks, Richard, for your inspiring story!

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