About fabkate

Hi, I'm Kate Reynolds. I have been repairing instruments professionally since qualifying in 1986. I was a repairer for Howarth's (in their former Brighton branch) before co-founding the shop Ackerman and Reynolds in Hove in 1994. In 2000 I started a new business, Fab Music, also in Hove. 

In 2013, after 19 years of combining running the retail side of the business with my repair service, I closed the shop to concentrate on repairing, where my expertise, experience and enthusiasm truly lie. My workshop remains at the same address in Hove. 

For the last few years I have been one of the visiting teachers for woodwind repair at Trevor Head's Instrument repair school in Wales.

When I am not repairing I like to spend my time playing with clay, sculpting and drawing/painting. I also love to go adventuring in my camper van.