Providing quality instrument repairs for over 40 years!

Fully qualified technician

Over 40 years servicing instruments for professionals, amateurs and students alike,

supported by just as many years experience as a professional clarinettist and teacher. 


All makes, models and types of woodwind instruments covered.

Clarinets, Saxes, Flutes, Oboes, Cor Anglais, Bassoons.

Servicing, from minor repairs to full overhauls.

Technician for Clarinets Direct

Accredited technician for Rossi clarinets 

In a hurry?

Small repairs can usually be seen straight away and can often be carried out whilst you wait!


Phone :- 023 8069 5724, 07711 557655.

Fair Oak, Hampshire.

                                                        Collection by courier can be arranged if preferred

Instrument Servicing and Overhauls

3 different levels of service are available
- Check down Service
- Routine Service
- Full Service

Running Repairs

All other types of repairs can be undertaken from bent or broken keys, to sticky keys, poor regulation, split pads, wobbly joints, etc. 

Reviews

EXCELLENT SERVICE 

Ian was very informative and knowledgeable, he let me decide what level of service I required and wholly explained the difference. The saxophone was cleaned, serviced, repaired and necessary pads replaced, along with some additional repairs to the body work.
The difference in sound quality is amazing, I would highly recommend *****
 

SO HELPFUL 

Ian is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful repairer. I couldn't have asked for better service. Thank you for all you've done. I will certainly be recommending him to others, when I can. Thanks again. Adrian

CLARINET REPAIR AND SERVICE 

Ian was both very professional and incredibly knowledgeable when it came to repairing and servicing my son’s clarinet. He gave me a clear and detailed explanation of the work that needed doing, and was even kind enough to lend one of his own clarinets to my son while he completed the service. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

VERY HAPPY WITH MY ALTO SAX SERVICE 

Ian did a really great job servicing my alto sax. When I took it in it played OK, but with a couple of niggles. On collection I would say its almost transformed. The low notes I previously really had to concentrate on have now become as easy as any other well set up sax. The action is smoother and lighter. Its tonally more even up and down the register. A very reasonable amount of money really well spent as far as I am concerned. I can thoroughly recommend Ian for woodwind servicing/repairs.

EXCELLENT WOODWIND REPAIR SPECIALIST , SUPERB 

Ian is a very friendly and very competent repair technician . His work is second to none and always sympathetic to my needs or what’s required to repair. Excellent service , and work is always of the highest quality.
I would always recommend him.

EXCELLENT SERVICE A REAL FIND 

Excellent friendly service. Ian has repaired and serviced my saxophone on a couple of occasions. I couldn’t be happier with the standard and cost of the work and the friendly useful advice given in passing.

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I have been impressed with Ian's expertise, value for money, and kind and patient nature for a few years now. Recently I took my tenor, alto, clarinet, and flute to him for various extensive and smaller jobs to be done and he turned them all round within less than a week and for a fraction of the cost compared to a London repairer but in no way subsidized in materials, care, or effort. Ian really is incredibly experienced and we talked at great lengths about the differences between skin-pads and leather pads on clarinets, what may seem unimportant was actually an incredibly important aspect of tonal colour, resistance, and durability and something I'm sure I would not have considered unless Ian brought it up! I highly recommend Ian to anyone of any woodwind instrument. Thank you Ian!

VERY IMPRESSED!

Ian contacted me very shortly after my initial email, and fitted me in the same day. Ian is very friendly and serviced my saxophone while I waited, explaining what he was doing as he did so.  It was obvious he has a deep understanding and love of woodwind instruments, no doubt aided by being a musician and a teacher. My sax now blows beautifully and I have no hesitation in recommending Ian. Thankyou! 

FANTASTIC WOODWIND TECHNICIAN. 

Ian, is a fantastic woodwind technician.
Apart from being a top repairer he is also a great player, which adds depth to understanding what is needed to get the maximum potential out of an instrument.
I would recommend his work to any player from beginner to professional

EXCELLENT SERVICE ALL ROUND! 

We have used Ian services in maintaining our daughter's flute over the last couple of years. Excellent communication, great service and one happy young lady every time Ian has serviced or fixed her flute. Highly recommended

Fast Friendly & Reasonably Priced

Ian repaired my daughters Flute approx 1 year ago so I returned this week to have it serviced/cleaned.
A very fast, friendly service which was very reasonably priced.

Plays better than a new clarinet.

I’ve just picked up my A clarinet after a full overhaul and it plays better now than when it was new! Ian provides an outstanding service. I would fully recommend, as a professional it is such a relief to know that my instrument is in such excellent hands when Ian is working on it.

Saved my horn!

Ian did a wonderful job on my Unison alto sax! There was a bit of damage to the posts and he sorted it all out and made the horn play like new. Feels wonderful and easy to play. Thank you Ian!

Great professional service - thoroughly recommend.

Very impressed with the work Ian carried out on my Clarinet. Efficient timescale for the work.completed. Good communication throughout. Thoroughly recommend.

Enjoying practicing again!
Thank you for servicing my clarinet. I played it briefly after I got home. It’s astounding! I want to keep practicing more and more.  In the evening I practiced much more. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I still have to build my stamina again, to keep up, I had been trying to learn to play the saxophone while I didn’t have the clarinet. My clarinet is like new, it was difficult to believe it was the same instrument I dropped off with you last week. It is so responsive, it’s so much easier to play, playing smoothly and with exact predictability. I’d also like to thank you for removing the calculus from the mouthpiece. I’d been struggling to clean it for ages, in fact, since I spoke to you about it many months ago. You’ve even removed the calculus from the area around the tooth protector above the mouthpiece.
I’m so happy with what you’ve achieved, I’ll be recommending you to my friends to have their woodwinds serviced too.A very happy music pupil and busker, who’s learned not to: “…let it rain on my parade!”
Best I've ever had
What a wonderful overhaul. Best I've had  done, ever!
Pocket friendly!
Ian is a lovely person and very pocket friendly service done on my son's flute. He was quick to adjust the flute repair amidst his busy schedule on Saturday. I am absolutely pleased with the work he has done. He also gave us some suggestions and advice on how to take care of the instrument. Excellent services from an excellent man. He himself is a clarinet player so no better person than him. We would be going to only him in future whenever required.
Great personal service
Great personal service. Been going here for years with all 4 clarinets.
Friendly and effective
Friendly, informative and effective. Ian has done two services for me on my saxophone and one "emergency" repair. Each time I've been very pleased with the end result.
Great advice
Gave some great advice and was honest about our daughter's flute. Didn't charge the earth and would use again.
Good price
Great service, good price, very friendly
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