Repairs Crash Course



In March and April we will be running a couple of hands-on instrument repair workshops. Ideal for band directors and teachers that require a good knowledge to trouble shoot student instruments or anyone with an interest in brass and woodwind repairs. All participants will receive a basic repair kit.

Places are very limited in these hands-on sessions so book early to avoid disappointment.


Saturday 19th March 10am - 1pm   $155 (includes a repair kit)
This 3 hour session will be an intro to woodwind and brass instruments with a focus on diagnosing problems and basic common repairs. 

Topics covered will include: correct handling, tenon/neck cork replacement, best practice cleaning and how to lubricate keywork, clarinet crows foot adjustment, stuck mouthpieces, reeds, water key corks and rotor stringing.


Saturday 2nd April 10am - 4pm   $365 (includes a repair kit)
This 6 hour session will provide a solid introduction to the basics of brass and woodwind repair. It will cover everything in the 3 hour course and delve further into common repairs and allow for more hands on time. extra topics covered will include key timing, replacing a pad, diagnosing keys not returning, soldering.



Please note these are hands on sessions that will involve sharp tools and heat sources. Appropriate clothing and footwear must be work. Appropriate safety equipment will be provided. Further details will be provided after booking.


A basic repair kit will be included with each booking. This will contain the essentials to do the task we go through. You can upgrade to a deluxe kit for and additional $150. This will include more tools and parts and be a great asset.

Basic Kit

Sealed container
screw driver set
spring hook
Assorted Water key corks
Neck cork
Tenon cork
Teflon tape
Pad life
Mouthpiece brush
Brass cleaning snake
Razor blades
Rotor string
valve oil


Deluxe kit includes all above plus
larger quantities of corks
assortment of water key springs
trumpet valve springs
leak light
assorted sax and clarinet pads
assortment of sheet felt, cork and teflon

Bobcat mouthpiece pullers will also be available for purchase at a discounted rate.