Purchase your supplies and you will be automatically enrolled in our free 2-week online repair basics course.
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.
Based on four years on Zoom classroom teaching, feedback and surveys, we have refined our approach to learning instrument repair – We now utilise a work and your own pace style of learning. Leveraging the power of Canvas LMS to provide learning at a pace everyone can achieve, allowing our students to watch the video and written content, submit assignments and attend Live Classes and Work-alongs as scheduled on the Canvas calendar throughout the course intake.
Basics class includes: 1 Live Class, 1 Work-Along.
Live Classes are held on Zoom, where each session will be recorded
Work-Along time – Allows you to drop in and work at the same time as our master technicians and chat
Enrolling in the a Course is Easy as our Enrolments are open for sign up anytime.
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)|
|CLARINET ASSEMBLY BOARD|
Last but not least, you will need to come with your own instrument to work on!