Instrument Repair
Course Selection

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Brass Instrument Repair Courses

Close-up demonstration of how to remove a trumpet valve for maintenance

Brass Fundamentals
BIR 101

This course covers the basics of brass repair, chemical cleaning, valve alignment, soft soldering, dent removal, correct fit and function of parts, nomenclature, spot lacquering and spot plating, rotor assembly and tying, and slide work overview.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $1950 *

*subject to change

Advanced Slide Work
BIR 201

 (ON CAMPUS ONLY)

Proper slide alignment is critical to a trombone. In this two day advanced course, you will learn to repair trombone slides from the venturi tube to the tenon including dents, burnishing, and alignment.

Tuition: $1000
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change

Advanced Rotor Work
BIR 202

 (ON CAMPUS ONLY)

This two day advanced course will teach the skills required for advanced rotor repair including lapping rotors, swedging rotor chimneys, trimming backplates, and bearing fitting.

Tuition: $1000
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change

Woodwind Instrument Repair Courses

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Flute Fundamentals
WIR 101

In this course you will learn techniques of flute disassembly, tenon fitting, head cork repair, key fitting, dent removal, padding, tone hole leveling, regulation corks, flute family nomenclature, care of metal finishes, straightening body, alignment, spring replacement, soft and silver solder, and play testing.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $1215 *

*subject to change

Close-up demonstration of clarinet finger positions

Clarinet Fundamentals
WIR 102

In this course you will learn proper clarinet disassembly techniques, corking of tenons, proper key fitting, padding, key corking, regulation/adjusting, and nomenclature. You will also learn various clarinet maintenance and repair skills, such as key straightening, crack repair, proper care of wood, and spring replacement.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $1260 *

*subject to change

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Saxophone Fundamentals
WIR 103

This course will cover proper saxophone maintenance and disassembly techniques, corking of neck, proper key fitting, padding, key corking, regulation/adjusting, nomenclature, key straightening, dent work, soldering, spot lacquering, spring replacement, and play testing.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change

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Oboe Fundamentals
WIR 104

In this course you will learn oboe maintenance skills, such as padding, corking, adjustments, key fitting, and more as it applies to oboes. This repair class will finish with the student completing an overhaul of a simple or modified conservatory oboe.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change

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Advanced Clarinet
WIR 202

(ON CAMPUS ONLY)

This course covers more advanced clarinet repair and maintenance topics, such as tenon and socket repair, graphite banding, reviewing of pinning, undercutting tone holes, tone hole replacement, chimney replacement, and mouthpiece refacing.

Tuition: $2500
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change

Guitar & Orchestral String Instrument Repair Courses

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Acoustic Guitar S+R
SIR 101

In this guitar maintenance course you will learn to diagnose, set up, and adjust acoustic guitars including truss rod adjustments, nut & saddle regulations, bridge adjustments for intonation, and replacements as well as entry level crack repair and finish touch up.

Tuition: $760
Tool Kit: $900*

*subject to change

Close-up side view of person playing electric guitar

Electric Guitar S+R
SIR 102

In this course you will learn to diagnose, set up, and adjust electric and bass guitars: truss rod adjustments, nut & saddle regulations, bridge adjustments for intonation, and replacements as well as entry level guitar wiring.

Tuition: $760
Tool Kit: $750 *

*subject to change

Fret Work
SIR 103

This course covers re-fret jobs, fret leveling and dressing, fingerboard leveling, and radiusing.

Tuition: $760
Tool Kit: $1050 *

*subject to change

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Orchestral Strings
SIR 104

In this course you will learn the fundamentals of string repair. This includes bridge cutting, bow re-hairs and repair, crack repair, finish touch up, peg fitting, fingerboard repair and setting, neck setting, nut and button repair, and more.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change 

Miscellaneous Instrument Repair Courses

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Band Director Course
BDC 101

For the director that needs to be a “MASH” unit for repairs in their school, this is your course. You will spend three days on woodwinds–clarinet, flute, saxophone–and two days on brass fundamentals.

Tuition: $1900
Tool Kit: $1450*

*subject to change

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Specialization Course
SPC 201

This is an advanced continuing education course customized for you. If you would like to learn advanced repairs on a specific instrument or learn instrument repair for something not listed in our other classes, this is the course for you. Details for this course will be designed by school agent, instructor, and student.

Tuition: $500 per day/session
Tool Kit: $____ *

*subject to change