Hello! My name is Kate and I am a musical instrument repairer who specialises in woodwind instrument repair and servicing. I am based in Brighton & Hove
How it works -
If you have an instrument that you think might need some work, or if you would like to book a service or similar and know that's what it needs, please contact me to arrange an appointment to bring it in.
I work by appointment only.
Please use the contact button above, text or email.
When you have arranged a time to drop off your instrument and brought it in, you will need to leave it with me for a free assessment. I will check the condition of it and email you with your various options along with estimated costs and my recommendations. This usually takes a day or two.
There is no charge for this assessment and you are under no obligation to have any work carried out but if you choose to go ahead with any of these options we would then book the repair or service in.
Please note I cannot give any estimates without seeing and assessing the instrument in person.
What I do -
I have been repairing professionally in the Brighton area for more than 35 years and previously owned and ran a couple of local music shops. I now focus entirely on repairing. I also have a small stock of cellos in various sizes that I rent out.
I am happy to carry out most jobs, big or small, on most wind instruments including saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, cor anglais and bassoon.
Wind instruments in particular have a lot of moving parts and are quite complex mechanically. They will become less airtight and more difficult to play with use and benefit greatly from regular servicing or maintenance. A well maintained instrument will play
with less effort, sound better and last a lot longer.
I am friendly and approachable and realise that for many of my customers coming to an instrument repairer for possibly the first time is unfamiliar and perhaps a little daunting. I will explain your options with regard to a repair and give you an estimate to approve before going ahead with any work. You will not be surprised by a big unexpected bill.
To arrange to bring your instrument in or ask a question, please use the contact button above.