Ottawa Flute Repair

*** Ottawa Flute Repair is OPEN and offering services during covid 19 restrictions.  Email ( to arrange porch drop off/pick up.  All flutes are quarantined in the shop for one week before repairs take place.  Turnaround time is approximately a week and a half (depending on service). ***


Ottawa Flute Repair was founded by Diana Lam to fill the need for a flute technician in the Ottawa area. Diana has a Bachelors of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University in flute performance, as well as a Masters of Music in flute performance from the University of Ottawa. 

Diana has given workshops on flute repair at McGill University, University of Ottawa, McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University.  She apprenticed in flute repair in 2011 with Tom Cross, and gained her Straubinger certification in March 2012. Diana currently teaches at her home studio in Westboro and performs with her chamber group, Opus 3.


  • Clean, Oil and Adjusts
  • Finding and fixing leaks
  • Overhauls for Straubinger pads, J.S. Gold pads and Felt Pad flutes 
  • Replacement of headjoint corks                                  
  • Tarnish Removal                        
  • Resizing headjoint/footjoint                                         
  • Re-skinning Straubinger pads                                            
  • Dent Removal
  • Recorking/Refelting connections                               
  • Spring tension adjustment                                         
  • Clean Sticky Pads

...... and all other flute needs!  If a service is needed that is not listed above, please inquire directly.


Clean, Oil and Adjust:

Student Level Flute: $95.00
Intermediate Level Flute: $135.00
Professional Level Flute: $180.00


Student Level Flute: $500.00 -600.00
Intermediate Level Flute: $1000.00 -1200.00
Professional Level Flute (Straubinger/JS Gold Pads): $1800.00 -2100.00

Headjoint Cork Replacement = $20.00

All other repairs done at an hourly rate of $60 + the cost of supplies.

All initial assessments are free!  Contact Diana at to book an appointment.