John Robinson Woodwind
Woodwind Repair Services
Instruments repaired include: Clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, cor anglais, bassoon, all saxophones.
Having been a full time professional clarinetist with Opera North in the UK for over twenty years,and now with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, I have an intimate understanding of the need to have your instrument in perfect working order. My repairs use the finest quality materials to ensure long lasting results. I use a sophisticated leak tester to diagnose problems and help to gain the perfect air tight seal necessary for all wind instruments.
How much will it cost? All instruments are assessed individually and I am happy to give you a quote on seeing the instrument. As a guide, I can do a service, including some repairs and replacement pads on your instrument for $60 - $100. Sometimes an instrument will require a very minor repair and I am able to do that on the spot for a minimal cost. A full overhaul on a flute or clarinet will be $300 - $450, depending on the make and model of the instrument. A full overhaul on an oboe, bassoon or saxophone will be more.