- I am currently repairing, using a pre-booked doorstep drop-off and collection system and am happy to accept bookings for assessments, services and repairs. Following the industry's safety recommendations, all instruments will be quarantined for 72 hours before and after being handled. This means that repairs are taking a bit longer than they used to.
Please use the contact form below to ask a question or arrange a time to drop off your instrument. Jobs are charged by how long they take and I am unable to give you an estimate without seeing the instrument first. After the 72 hour quarantine period, I will assess the condition of the instrument and email you with your various options and costs. There is no charge for this assessment and you are under no obligation to have any work carried out.
What I do -
I am a musical instrument repairer and specialise in woodwind & brass.
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 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 (saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon etc.) I am also trained in brass instrument repairs (trumpet, french horn, trombone etc) and am happy to help with certain jobs and repairs on these instruments too.
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.