Pneumo Pro


Pneumo Pro Wind Director
Part Number: Pn100
The Pneumo Pro has helped thousands of new flutists to quickly learn how to have a beautiful tone.

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Now with new colored fans!

The patented Pneumo Pro has helped thousands of new flutists to quickly learn how to have a beautiful tone. Band directors and flute teachers love how the Pneumo Pro facilitates the correct and consistent placement of the air column, taking the mystery out of tone production. The new Pneumo Pro (patent pending) can be inserted in the body of the flute which allows immediate feedback on the correct placement of the air column even while the students are balancing the flute. Best of all, the students can be silently practicing technical exercises with the Pneumo Pro, while the band or orchestra director is working with other students.

Since I’m and advanced player should I still get the Pneumo Pro with the  DVD?

For Advanced Students The Pneumo Pro helps with:
1. Tone production.
2. Tuning (especially when playing changes in dynamics.)
3. Focused double and triple tonguing
4. Smooth and connected flexibility between octaves.
5. Advanced techniques such as multiphonics.

With the Pneumo Pro inserted into the body of the flute, the student can play through their piece or exercise, while the teacher checks the flexibility, direction and speed of the air column. It is quite helpful to have the student play a piece or exercise on the Pneumo Pro (with it in the flute) while the teacher plays it on the flute.

How to put the Pneumo Pro together.

An introduction to using the Pneumo Pro for Improving Flute Tone

Full Spectrum Tone on the Flute

Using the Pneumo Pro to improve Dynamic Changes and Pitch

Using the Pneumo Pro for Extended Techniques

Using the Pneumo Pro for double tonguing and learning Mendelsohn’s  Scherzo.


Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 8 in

15 reviews for Pneumo Pro

  1. Gregory

    This is great for my class of flutes. 3/29/2010 Gregory

  2. Shelley Helzerman Houser

    This is an amazing teaching tool for beginning and even advanced flute players. I have seen unbelievable results with my 4 and 5 year olds after only a few lessons using this. I even was able to improve my own skills after trying this out myself. 6/8/2012

  3. Joao

    Não me enviaram o produto – Pneumo Pro Item ID: BFM-79. 10/16/2013

  4. Karen

    Such a clever way to show students exactly where their air needs to be directed for low, mid and upper range notes. Worked like a charm for a beginner who had been unsuccessful at making the correct flute embouchure for our first two lessons; a few blows in the Pneumo Pro and the light bulb went on! I even pull it out occasionally with slightly more advanced students who are still struggling with octave slurs and tone quality. I highly recommend it to anyone who teaches beginning flute students.

  5. Michael

    The Pneumo Pro Wind Director has really helped me to improve my tone and intonation on the flute. I learn best when visual aids are involved. Though I have used the mirror to regularly check my embouchure, I hit the limits of this exercise long ago. To now be able to SEE the effect of the aim of my airstream and to be able to practice for repeatable results is fantastic. The Pneumo Pro is giving me a fresh perspective on embouchure and long tone exercises. With it, I was able to see that I never was directing the airstream down enough to make those low notes to reliably sound. I am now rapidly improving because I can work at it more productively. I love this new practice tool!

  6. Jeff McKeehan

    I first learned of the Pneumo Pro during a masterclass with Nina Perlove. My immediate reaction was, “Wow!”. I wish this had existed when I was a beginner and certainly when I first began teaching beginners while attending college. I strongly recommend the Pneumo Pro. It really helps provide immediate physical feedback to the student so that they know where their air is really going. 4/2/2016

  7. Lenora Warkentin

    This clever gadget is a very effective way to visualize the direction and strength of the air column. My students find it fun and engaging.

  8. Laura Hancock

    A seventh grader in my studio was struggling to breathe and could not ever ascend or descend passages without cracking. She also played out of the side of her mouth with a very slanted posture. A dedicated and highly motivated Honor Band player, she was able to completely reset her embouchure in just three weeks utilizing the Pneumo Pro! It took some convincing to keep the flute case closed for five days; however, with a scripted progression from wind director only to head joint to whole flute, she was able to transform her posture, embouchure, and sound. She now plays effortlessly with a relaxed embouchure and has eliminated her jaw, neck, and arm pain. She is overjoyed at her metamorphosis! You have returned the love of music to many flutists who previously struggled to make a clear, beautiful and resonant tone. Kudos to Mrs. Blocki for this ingenous invention!

  9. peter burr

    For 50 years & now on my 6th teacher, I have played the flute…badly… Pneumo Pro revolutionized my understanding of how notes are produced by the flutist. I am finally able to get lowest C, & 3rd octave F# with increasing consistency. The addition of colorful “fins” was a brilliant touch. Demonstrating the Pneumo Pro, I can show my grandchildren how surprisingly complex this deceptively simple appearing instrument is!

  10. Maurice

    The Pneumo Pro aided my progress in learning the embouchure for the flute and I could use it anywhere without making much noise. However, it is not very portable and it is hard to store because of its peculiar shape. Otherwise it is a unique idea that added great pleasure to practicing.

  11. Jeremy Knight

    This simple tool has revolutionized my ability to start students on flute! Every student can produce visible results from the first attempt. When we switch students to the head joint, I have seen a 90% success rate on their attempts vs the 40-50% success rate without it. I wish I had listened to my friends who recommended this tool sooner!

  12. Gary

    Excellent service. Certainly will work with Blockflute again in the near future. Thanks a lot!

  13. Barry

    As a clarinet & sax player first, I’m another student who’s played flute badly for decades. Recently I resolved to improve my flute playing, and the first thing my new teacher suggested was that I get the Pneumo Pro and Blocki Method DVD. What a great recommendation! Like any good teaching tool, the Pneumo Pro provides clear, immediate feedback. In conjunction with Kathy Blocki’s clear instructions on the DVD, the Pneumo has helped me gain noticeable improvement with just a couple weeks of practice. I use it to start every session, and sometimes even mid-practice when my tone starts to lose focus. I think this is an indispensable tool for every novice flutist – of any age!

  14. Jenna Witterman

    I love this teaching tool! It is such an incredible way to show my beginning flutes the correct way to direct their air to make a sound. I used it for a lesson and after all trying the device they could immediately make a sound on their head joint! I’m never teaching beginning flute again without it.

  15. kirit

    An excellent tool for teaching and learning air blowing techniques that are vital for playing flute.

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