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Emergency Repair: 12 Week Course for Flute, Clarinet & Saxophone


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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.

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, One on One Lessons and Work-alongs as scheduled on the Canvas calendar throughout the course intake.

Course includes: 3 Live classes, 3 private lessons and 3 work-alongs across the three instruments.

Flute – 1 live class, 1 private lesson, 1 work along which you can schedule online.

Clarinet – 1 live class, 1 private lesson, 1 work along which you can schedule online.

Saxophone – 1 live class, 1 private lesson, 1 work along which you can schedule online.

Live Classes are held on Zoom, where each session will be recorded

Private lessons you will schedule with your instructor

Work-Along time – Allows you to drop in and work at the same time as our master technicians and chat

Each course is taught by multiple instructors which gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the the industries best master repair technicians.

Enrolling in the a Course is Easy as our Enrolments are open for sign up any time.

Open Enrolment Dates: Sign up for one of our course dates

Sign up for the course and you will be given all of the course content at once and can complete when it suits you within 12 months

The following is a list of supplies that will be sent when you enroll in the course. 


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)

FLUTE TRILL KEY CORKS (2) – round disk – cut into 1/4’s and glue to spatula


– .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

And finally you will need to come to class with a Flute, Clarinet and Saxophone you can work on! 


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