Clarinet Repair Basics Class



Bruce Marking, Lisas Clarinet ShopPurchase your supplies and you will be automatically enrolled in our free 2-week online ZOOM repair basics course taught by our newest master repair technician, Robert Kildow.

In this short course, you will learn how to assemble and disassemble your clarinet, change a pad, replace a bumper, key, or tenon cork, and discover how much you like doing repair.

Our two week repair course will be held on: Saturday, March 18th, 25th 2023  – 1-2:30PM Mountain time

All classes will be recorded and be made available to you. Following the purchase of your supplies, we will send you details to register on Zoom for the course. Enrollment is limited and when we run out of starter kits this course will be closed for registration.

While the course is free you will need supplies that you need to purchase locally and supplies we will provide.

From Home Depot or your local hardware store you will need to purchase:

Razor Blades – single edge blades
Denatured Alcohol – 1 can
Q-Tips – 1 large package
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement- 1 container
Small soft paintbrush or toothbrush (bristles don’t matter) – flat bristled brush
Emery cloth  – 240 grit (for sanding tenon corks)
Emery board – pack of 10, or similar (for sanding key corks)
Cigarette paper – OCB un-gummed, or any brand with gummed edge cut off


The rest of the items we will provide in our Clarinet Repair Starter Kit includes:

10 – 8.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads

4 – 11mm Valentino Greenback White pads

2 -14mm Valentino Greenback White pads

6 -15.5mm Valentino Greenback White pads

10 – 8.5mm Cork pads

KEY OIL – 1 bottle
GLUE – Hot melt glue – 4 pieces

-2 mm for hinge rods

-3 mm for pivot screws

SHEET CORK 1/16 for tenon and key corks – 1 sheet
SHEET CORK ASSORTMENT – (1 of each thickness)
STEEL RULE (in millimeters)


Last but not least, you will need to come with your own instrument to work on! 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs


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