You should bring in your instrument whenever you feel it isn’t sounding or playing right for you or whenever you have an obvious repair need. We do free repair estimates and minor adjusts while you wait, if possible. Short term rental instruments may also be available while your instrument is in the shop.
For middle school musicians, a once a year check-up and cleaning is usually sufficient. The best time to bring it in is as soon as school is out, NOT at the end of summer when everyone is scrambling to get ready for school. Wait times for repairs and cleaning extend the further into summer we get and rush fees may apply.
For high school musicians, we recommend that you get a thorough cleaning of your marching instrument any time after marching season, but at least a month before summer band hits. If you only have one instrument you use for marching and concert seasons, December school break is a great time to come in. If you have a concert instrument that needs cleaning, bring it in May after school is out or in October-December after region try-outs.
We are available anytime of the year that you need a cleaning or a repair and will do our best to work with your music schedule so that you have your instrument when you need it. Give us a call and let’s get that instrument in tip-top shape!