Re: How can I get started with instrument repair?
I went to Minnesota State College Southeast Technical, and obtained my instrument repair certificate in 9 months. It is an INTENSE course, you perform overhauls on a clarinet, flute, sax, oboe, trumpet, trombone and french horn. You get experience with bassoons, english horns and larger brass instruments if wanted as well. I had an excellent time there, and I feel very competent about repairs, enough to specialize in sax!!! It is a quick, challenging program, reasonably inexpensive, and you get tools out of it!!! The teachers are fabulous (Ken Cance, John Huth, Gene and Greg Beckwith) and you get much expierience with different techs and instrument companies. Any questions you have feel FREE to contact me. I LOVE taking shop!!!