Clarinet Repair Course Level 2



Bruce Marking, Lisas Clarinet Shop

Meet Instructor Master Repair Technician Bruce Marking.

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Level 1

Our Level 2 Clarinet Repair course is designed for those who seek to refine their skills from Level 1 to build speed and earn income from repair.

Designed for private lesson teachers, musicians who want to learn more about the care and maintenance of their instruments, and for those exploring if becoming a master repair technician is a career option.

Level 2 Clarinet Class is held on Saturdays for 90 minutes from 11am-12:30 pm MT.  Level 2 is a 6 month course.

2023-2024 COURSE DATES:

  • October 14, 21, 28

  • November 4, 11, 18

  • December 2, 9, 16

  • January 6, 13, 20, 27

  • February 3, 10, 17, 22

  • March 3, 10, 17, 24

The Clarinet Level 2 Course is taught by master technicians Bruce Marking, formerly with Buffet-Crampon.

All classes will be recorded and be made available to you. Following the purchase of the course, we will send you details to register for it on Zoom. Enrollment is limited and when we run out of Level 1 kits this course will be closed for registration.

Items used in the Level 2 course include all items purchased from Level 1 plus additional supplies as needed which included:

From Home Depot or your local hardware store

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


Items we would have provided in our Level 1 Course or from our Clarinet Basics Class

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
STEEL RULE (in millimeters)


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


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