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Instrument Repair Course Selection

Choose the discipline you are interested in! Then look over the specific courses we
offer!

We Offer ON CAMPUS Courses in the Following Formats:

Full Time Student: 5 months per discipline (Brass, Woodwinds, or Strings). This option
gives you all the training you need for each group of instruments plus the additional
lab time over the weeks it takes to complete each discipline.

Power Course: an intensive 5 day course. You choose the instrument or instruments
you want to study! You can come for one or more courses!

We Offer ONLINE Courses:

We offer several courses in an online format. We are currently updating our system and
online classes will be available Fall/Winter 2022. You can choose from the Pro Level
with live coaching and direct contact with your Instructor, or the Self Enrichment course
that allows you to move through lessons at your own pace with no direct coaching. If
you are interested, ask to be added to our waitlist for first availability!

Tools Kits: on campus students use our tools and supplies during classes, and
tool kits are available for purchase if desired.

Online students must purchase a tool kit to have the necessary items for class as well
as acquire a project instrument to use.
Contact us for current pricing of tool kits.

Brass Instrument Repair Courses

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Brass Fundamentals

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

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time $2,100/month for 5 months
  • Power Course $2,100/5 days
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required.

Woodwind Instrument Repair Courses

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Flute Fundamentals

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, and play testing.

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time: $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all woodwind courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Leve $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Clarinet Fundamentals

Plastic and Resin are taught. 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, and spring replacement.

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time : $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all woodwind courses) Power Course: $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Saxophone Fundamentals

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

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all woodwind courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Oboe Fundamentals

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 an oboe.

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all woodwind courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Advanced Clarinet Repair and Maintenance Course

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

Tution:

On Campus Only:

  • $2,100/5 days.
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Guitar & Orchestral String Instrument Repair Courses

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Acoustic Guitar

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

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all string courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Electric Guitar Adjustments Course

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.

Tution:

On Campus:

  • On Campus $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all string courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Fretwork Course

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

Tution:

On Campus Only:

  • $2,100/5 days
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Orchestral Strings Repair Course

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

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Full Time $2,100/month for 5 months (includes all string courses)
  • Power Course $2,100/course
*tool kit purchased separately if desired, but not required.

Online:

  • Pro Leve $1,995/course
  • Self Enrichment $995/course
*tool kit purchase required

Miscellaneous Instrument Repair Courses

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Band Director Course

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

Tution:

On Campus:

  • Power Course $2,100/5 days

Online:

  • Pro Level $1,995
  • Self Enrichment $995
*tool kit purchase required

Instrument Specialization Course

On Campus Only. 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.

Tution:

On Campus Only:

  • $500 per day
*tool kit purchase not required

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