Category: Repairs

Everyday Reed Maintenance Tips

Everyday Reed Maintenance Tips

A good reed is hard to find. Many clarinet and saxophone players spend the better part of their time searching through a box of reeds trying to find the best ones. If you’ve played through a box of reeds and have separated the good from the bad, you may be wondering if there’s anything you […]

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Clarinet Tips

How to Clean the Clarinet: Tips & Advice

As a responsible clarinet player, you’re probably already aware how important learning how to clean the clarinet is. When you’re finished playing your clarinet and are ready to store it in its case, there are a few steps you should take to ensure it’s clean and ready for storage. Not only does learning how to […]

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Proper Care and Maintenance of the Saxophone

Proper Care and Maintenance of the Saxophone

As a saxophone player, you should expect to take your instrument to the repair shop every now and then- it’s part of owning and playing an instrument, and accidents are bound to happen. But did you know many of those costly repairs can be avoided if you take proper care of your instrument from the […]

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How To Service French Horn Rotors

With a few simple, affordable supplies and this step-by-step guidance, musicians and music directors can easily learn to service rotor valves. This can be of great benefit in both emergency situations and as a matter of regular maintenance. While there are many points of service that can be attended to without great investment or advanced […]

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Viola Repair

The Most Common Viola Repairs

If you’re considering purchasing or renting a viola, you may be wondering if there are common issues with the instrument you should be aware of which might affect your decision. The truth is that, regardless of whether you choose to rent or buy your viola, there are issues that you’ll eventually have to deal with. […]

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Violin Care

Violin Care & Maintenance: Tips & Advice

Due to its small size, the violin is a fragile instrument that requires careful attention and proper maintenance to remain in peak playing condition. Those who skip cleanings or otherwise don’t maintain their violin can expect a degradation in sound and costly repairs down the line. Whether you’re brand new to the instrument or simply […]

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Tuba Maintenance: Tips & Advice

Getting an excellent deal on a tuba at Music & Arts is only one aspect of owning an instrument that will perform well for years to come. Like any other musical instrument, the tuba requires regular cleaning and maintenance in order to look and sound its best. Although it’s one of the largest instruments in […]

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Common Repairs for the Clarinet

If you’re an aspiring musician, one of the most important lessons that you must learn is that proper care and maintenance of your instrument will help you maintain consistent sound quality and save money in the long run. If the instrument you’re learning to play is the clarinet, it’s good to know how to keep […]

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DIY Quick Fix Repairs for the Piano

Owning a piano is a big responsibility. Pianos are expensive, take up a lot of space, and require a great deal of maintenance to preserve the quality of sound the instrument produces as well as the overall appearance. All of this means that, in addition to the cost of purchasing the piano, you’ll have to […]

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Signs Your Guitar Needs a Set-Up

Over time, the quality of sound your acoustic or electric guitar produces will start to decline. Guitars are primarily made of wood which makes them susceptible to damage from temperature, moisture, string tension, and being played. Your guitar will gradually expand, contract, and warp which all cause the sound to suffer. For many people who […]

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