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Woodwind and Brass Repairs



At Les Aldrich Music we undertake all manner of woodwind repairs on student instruments, from intermediate to advanced level, as well as basic brass repairs on student trumpets.


Repairs are carried out by Technicians local to the shop and are collected twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays. We aim to turn around repairs in a timely manner, often between 1 and 2 weeks, although due to high demand this can sometimes be longer depending on the job. Although some small jobs can be carried out on the day this will first have to be assessed by a technician.



Weather it’s a bent key or full overhaul, we are always happy to look at an instrument for a free quote.

We like to be as transparent as possible when it comes to the costs of repairs and the work that will need to be carried out. If this changes during the course of the work we will always let you know.

Below is a list of repair work carried out, if there is a service you require please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will try point you in the direction of someone who can provide the work.

Work List

Clarinet Repairs

  • Fitting New Pads (Leather, Synthetic)
  • Fitting New Tenon Cork
  • Fitting New Key Cork
  • Bent Keys and Regulation
  • Clean, Oil and Polish for Key-work
  • Re-soldering Broken Key Work

Saxophone Repairs

  • Fitting New Pads
  • Fitting New Crook Cork
  • Fitting New Key Cork/Felt
  • Bent Keys and Regulation
  • Tone Hole Levelling
  • Clean, Oil and Polish for Key-work


Please note that although we do carry out repairs on woodwind instruments from the double reed family, we don’t always keep the parts in stock so there can sometimes be an added waiting time for these repairs.

All repairs are guaranteed for up to 6 months, damage caused as a result of miss-use will not be covered.

Flute Repairs

  • Fitting New Pads
  • Adjusting Existing Pads
  • Bent Keys and Regulation
  • Clean, Oil and Polish for Key-work
  • Adjusting loose head-joint fit
  • Fitting New Key Cork

Trumpet Repairs

  • Stuck Slide Removal
  • Re-Soldering Finger Hooks
  • Valve Servicing
  • Cleaning and Lubricating
  • Dent Repairs

Oboe & Bassoon Repairs