In this 12-week class, you will learn all of the essential tips and tricks you need to keep flute, clarinet and saxophone students engaged in learning and playing in your ensemble with a high functioning instrument. Designed to help reduce the cost of repairs, and incentivize school districts to do small basic repairs ‘in house’ amongst their faculty, our short courses will give you the skills, confidence and ability to be of service to your classroom, campus and community of musicians who need small common repairs.
Our classes are on Saturdays for 90 minutes from 9am-10:30 am MT during June, July and August. Each class lasts for 4 weeks for a total of 12 weeks. You can sign up for the entire class or one or two segments.
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 the ‘For Band Director Only Kits’ this course will be closed for registration.
Our course instructors are master woodwind repair technicians Bruce Marking, formerly with Powell Flutes/Buffet-Crampon and Christina Colston, from The Tuneful Tech.
FLUTE: June 17, 24, July 1, 8
CLARINET: July 15, 22, 29, August 5
SAXOPHONE: August 12, 19, 26, September 2
The following is a list of supplies that will be sent when you enroll in the course.
|CLARINET PADS |
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 saxophone and clarinet hinge rods
-3 mm for saxophone and clarinet pivot screws
-1.5mm for flute hinge rods
-2.5mm for flute 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|
|FLUTE ASSEMBLY BOARD|
|SAXOPHONE ASSEMBLY BOARD|
|SAXOPHONE KEY LEVELING TOOL|
|FLUTE HEAD CORKS (2) |
FLUTE TRILL KEY CORKS (2) – round disk – cut into 1/4’s and glue to spatula
|FLUTE PAD SHIMS |
– .1mm (mixed diameters) – 50
-.2mm (mixed diameters) – 50
|SAXOPHONE FELTS – bumpers and disks (5 of each size)|
From Home Depot or your local hardware store you will need to purchase:
|Razor Blades – single edge blades|
|Denatured Alcohol – 1 can|
|Butane – 1 can|
|Micro Butane Torch|
|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|
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