CIOMIT Repair institute

CIOMIT offers education and training in the field of musical instrument repair, focusing on the disciplines of brass, woodwind, string, and percussion. Music educators, musicians, and those interested in repair as a career can learn the skills and knowledge for success.

We value quality instruction and train students with a hands-on approach. For this reason, our courses are taught with 1-3 students at a time. This gives the student a generous amount of interaction time with the instructor as well as ample time for technique application.

The best part about our program is that your course starts when you are ready. Because of the small class sizes, we can work with your schedule and you can choose any of our three program format options to begin!

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PROGRAM FORMAT OPTIONS

On Campus

Come learn instrument repair in a real shop environment. Receive face-to-face teaching from our talented and experienced instructors.

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Online

We are the only instrument repair school in the world offering online classes. We have structured our classes to ensure quality education in this format.

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On Location

CIOMIT comes to you! If you have multiple technicians in need of training, this might be the cost-effective option for you!

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Repair Institute Course Selection

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Brass Repair Courses

Learn how to repair instruments in the brass family! Trumpets, Trombones, French Horns, Baritones, Tubas…you name the brass instrument and we will teach you how to fix it!

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Woodwind Repair Courses

Learn how to repair woodwind instruments! Each instrument in this discipline has its own twists and tweaks, so our woodwind courses are instrument specific! No matter which instrument you start with, you will find great benefit in these courses!

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String Repair Course

Learn how to repair instruments with strings! We have several courses available for guitar repair as well as a course for orchestral string repair. All of the above options are well worth your time!

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Misc. Repair Course

Didn’t find a course in the above options that really fits what you are looking for? Take a look at our miscellaneous course options! We have great options for custom courses as well as a band director power course for those looking to learn a bit of everything! 

Meet Our Instructors

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Lee Cutchin

Head of Brass Department

Lee Cutchin is Head of our Brass Department here at CIOMIT! He is also the instructor of all of our

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JJ McLallen

Head of Woodwind Department

JJ McLallen is head of the woodwind department here at CIOMIT! He is also the primary instructor of

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Stephen Bluebaugh

Head of Strings Department

Stephen Bluebaugh is Co-Owner of CIOMIT. He is also the head of the strings department here! He is t

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Lee Cutchin

Head of Brass Department

Lee Cutchin is Head of our Brass Department here at CIOMIT! He is also the instructor of all of our brass courses. Cutchin apprenticed under master craftsman Daniel Parker and worked his way to the position he currently holds. His repair ability is well respected among many professional musicians, and his students speak very highly of his ability to pass his knowledge and skills on to others.

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JJ McLallen

Head of Woodwind Department

JJ McLallen is head of the woodwind department here at CIOMIT! He is also the primary instructor of all of our woodwind courses. McLallen initially received training from Renton Technical College. Upon completion of this program he worked as a repair technician for 15 years before arriving at CIOMIT. JJ has since been at CIOMIT for 3 years. During his initial time here, he refined his repair skills under the lead of Daniel Parker and has since worked to the current position he holds. JJ’s repair work is often requested by name and holds a very high reputation in the music community. McLallen has a great passion for teaching and is well respected by all of his students.

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Stephen Bluebaugh

Head of Strings Department

Stephen Bluebaugh is Co-Owner of CIOMIT. He is also the head of the strings department here! He is the instructor for all of our strings courses. Bluebaugh started in the trade of musical instrument repair at the young age of 17. He studied then under master craftsman Daniel Parker. After completion of his program, he was hired by CIOMIT and has since worked to his position as Head of Strings Department. He has recently become part owner of CIOMIT as well! Stephen’s knowledge and natural talent has provided him a strong foundation in his repair career and his favorable reputation is growing very quickly! His repair work is constantly praised and his students find it extremely easy to learn from his style of instruction.

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Power Course Vs. Full Year

Compare our two on campus program options. Pick a program that best fits your schedule and goals.

Power Course

30 Hours of Teaching/5 days

Low Commitment Level/Flexible Planning

7.5 Hours of Individual Application Practice/ 5 days

1 Power Course = 1 Instrument Specific Study

Fast/Intensive Learning

Full Year

3o Hours of Teaching/month

Immersive Repair Shop Experience

Over 60 Hours of Individual Application Practice/Month

Learn Repair In All Disciplines

High Possibility of Acquiring Repair Job Upon Graduation

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