Cover art for podcast Flute 360

Flute 360

183 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Heidi Kay BegayWebsite

Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!

43:01

Episode 40: Mark Dooly, Win-D-Fender

Flute 360 | Episode 40: “Mark Dooly, Win-D-Fender” (43:05)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Mark Dooly who is the inventor of the Win-D-Fender and a music teacher in the Fort Worth area. Dooly and other team members have worked tirelessly to create and design the Win-D-Fender with the flutist in mind. Check out today’s episode to hear Dooly’s process from start to finish, the solutions that the Win-D-Fender resolves, and much more! 

Episode 40 – Main Points:

  • 1:04 – Dooly’s and Heidi’s background.
  • 2:04 – Let’s dive into the questions!
  • 2:20 – Question: How did you come up with the idea?
  • 2:24 – Dooly’s Answer
  • 3:20 – “I actually got laughed at by the mayor that day!” – Dooly
  • 4:30 – “I model my flute sound after my wife [Christine Cleary].” – Dooly
  • 6:08 – Company: Argyle International Corporation
  • 6:28 – “If it were just me, it would still be an idea in my head.” – Dooly
  • 6:58 – From conception to production was a total of 23 years!
  • 7:17 – Question
  • 7:30 – Dooly’s Answer
  • 9:38 – “I had visions of these falling off of people’s flutes at state marching contests, and kids tripping over them!” – Dooly
  • 10:23 – “We didn’t know what a Win-D-Fender was supposed to look like.” – Dooly
  • 10:37 – See picture of the different prototypes below. 
  • 12:47 – “We wanted flute players to be happy.” – Dooly
  • 13:23 – “We have dealers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and others.” – Dooly
  • 16:55 – “It’s light, it’s strong, it’s non-toxic, it’s durable, it doesn’t change the sound of your flute, and it doesn’t change the feel of your flute!” – Dooly
  • 18:01Dr. Erich Tucker, flutist
  • 20:31 – Discussion of the product’s name.
  • 24:33 – Question: What resources did you use along the way and what was your biggest obstacle?
  • 26:18 – Butterfly clip!
  • 29:42 – “Having a sense of wonderment and curiosity.” – Heidi
  • 30:26 – Wind-D-Fender’s bag.
  • 34:07 – It’s a team effort.
  • 34:30 – Win-D-Fender’s list of solutions.
  • 35:35 – Conclusion
  • 40:15Dr. Terri Sánchez, flutist

Episode 40 – Resources Mentioned:

Episode 40 – Sponsors:

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Flute 360

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://heidikaybegay.libsyn.com/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens