Repair Tips

Common Repairs for Trombones

Common Repairs for Trombones

For a trombone to function and play properly, all of the various pieces of the instrument need to work together. Because of this, it’s not uncommon that one small problem can throw…

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Saxophone Reeds

So, you’ve learned how to assemble a reed properly, clean your saxophone perfectly, and can even play through a few of your favorite songs without making any mistakes. You’re probably feeling pretty…

Is My Band Instrument Sensitive to Temperature?

Is My Band Instrument Sensitive to Temperature?

For many musicians, an instrument is one of the most important things they own. A musician’s instrument is the vessel that communicates their soul to the world, as well as the tool…

How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds

How to Adjust Saxophone Reeds

When you play the saxophone, you should expect to have some trouble with your reeds. Finding a reed that produces a great sound is one hurdle but, even if you find the…

String Instrument Care: A Guide

String Instrument Care: A Guide

Whether you’re a student musician picking up your instrument for the first time or an accomplished artist who has been fine-tuning your talent for years, proper instrument care should always be on…

Kirk Evans: Repair Tech Interview

Based out of Frederick, Maryland, Kirk Evans is a string repair technician with Music & Arts.  In addition to repairing instruments, he ensures consistency in repairs, proficiency in new trainees, and peace…

Guitar Maintenance: Tips and Advice

Guitar Maintenance: Tips and Advice

So, you’ve taken the plunge and purchased a guitar. Whether it’s brand new or just new to you, the proper care and maintenance of your guitar is essential for its longevity and…

Repair Tech Interview: John Blythe

Based out of Burlington, North Carolina, John Blythe is the South District Repair Manager for Music & Arts. He’s been a repair tech with Music & Arts for 11 years and oversees…

Proper Care and Maintenance of a Flute

Proper Care & Maintenance of a Flute

The way you treat and care for your flute directly affects the quality of sound and longevity of the instrument, which is why knowing how to clean a flute is so important.…

How to Change Electric Guitar Strings

How to Change Electric Guitar Strings

Although changing guitar strings isn’t a complicated task, the process can be intimidating to new or inexperienced players. Intimidating or not, being able to change guitar strings is an essential skill for…