Woodwind Servicing and Repairs
As a woodwind teacher and player, I fully understandd the frustration of playing on an instrument which is ‘not quite playing right’; or one which has been accidentally dropped or sat on (a far too frequent occurrence!) or when several music lesson are missed because your instrument has been sent away to be fixed and you don’t know how long it will take to get back.
I also know how difficult it is to find a local, reliable and cost effective repairer to deal with the inevitable wear and tear on flutes, clarinet and saxophones , which is why I have specialized in this area.
Individual Repairs and Servicing
If you have a specific problem with your instrument, or it just needs a little TLC then please contact me for more information.
Schools and Music Groups
I can provide an individual quote for repair services to schools and musical groups – please contact me for more details. I can also provide the added benefit of a pick-up and drop-off service so that pupils don’t have to worry about sending instruments independently and they know when their instrument will be returned.
Have you got some old instruments which need a little attention? I can return them to playing standard so they can go to a new home and give someone the chance to learn an instrument.
GENERAL PLAYING ORDER (GPO)
To bring the instrument up to playng standard as problems arise. Recommended every 9 – 12 months.
Inspect instrument, renew corks, pads, springs etc as needed, reseat pads & regulate. Check head cork on flute and adjust if required.
This can get correct small faults and avoid problems before the player notices them & keeps the instrument in good working order.
To maintain ‘factory new’ instrument performance. Recommended every 12 – 18 months
As GPO plus strip down, free & tighten keys as needed, clean and lubricate pivot rods, screws and pillars. Oil bore on wooden clarinets and renew head cork on flutes if appropriate.
SERVICE & CLEAN
(Recommended every 12 – 18 months)
As Service plus thorough clean of instrument including pads
RE-PADS AND OVERHAULS
As service & clean plus renew all pads. Overhaul also includes renewal of all corks and felts as well.
ONE OFF REPAIRS
(Obvious issues not resolved by GPO or Service)
Pad & spring replacement
Cork and felt replacement
Crook repair including octave mechanism & spring replacement (saxophone)
Crook recorking (saxophone)
Tenon recorking (Clarinet)
Re-alignment of keywork
Touch pearl replacement (saxophone)
Tone hole redressing
Dent removal including bell flare
All instruments are fully play tested on completion and all work is guaranteed as follows:
One-off and GPO’s: 1 month; Services: 3 months
PRICING GPO SERVICE SERVICE & CLEAN ONE-OFF REPAIRS & OVERHAULS
Flute £30.00 £55.00 £70.00 POA
Clarinet £30.00 £55.00 £70.00 POA
Soprano/Alto Sax £45.00 £85.00 £110.00 POA
Tenor saxophone £55.00 £95.00 £120.00 POA
Pricing – Schools and Music Groups – please contact me for more details about how I can help.