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Saxophone Repair Course Level 1


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Purchase Saxophone Repair Course Levels 1 and 2 together for 20% off!

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 an career option.

This course will teach you all the fundamentals of repair and you will learn how to do a proper Clean, Oil, Adjust service of a saxophone.

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.

Level 1 includes: 4 Live Classes, 2 Private Lessons, 4 Work-Alongs.

Live Classes are held on Zoom, where each session will be recorded – These are Masterclass style lessons

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

The times for these will be available on the Canvas Calendar. Live classes and Private Lessons will typically be on a Saturday 9-4pm CST and/or evenings 6-9pm based on our teacher availability.

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

Our Level One courses take approximately 3 months to complete – you have up to 6 months to participate in the course and submit assignments working towards your certificate. The course content will always be available to you.

Enrolling in the a Course is Easy as our Enrolments are open for sign up in any of the listed months below and you can get started right away.

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

January 2024
April 2024
June 2024
August 2024
October 2024

Items included in our Saxophone Level 1 Course Kit:

(1) 2mm Slotted screwdriver (for saxophone rods)
(1) 3mm Slotted screwdriver (for pivot screws)
(1) 5″ Flat-nose pliers for pulling rods/screws
(1) Spring hook
(1) Key oil (Medium)
(1) Saxophone assembly board
(1) Sheet cork (1/16″)
(1) Natural sheet cork assortment (all 6 thicknesses)
(1) Steel ruler in millimeters
(1) Alcohol lamp
(1) Pearl protector
(5) Hot melt glue sticks
(1) Natural Amber Stick Shellac
(1) Flexi-nova leak light 10′
(1) Saxophone key leveling tools (set of 3)
(5) Felt bumper, saxophone, 1/4”, white
(5) Felt bumper, saxophone, 3/8”, white
(5) Felt disk, 1/2″, white
(5) Felt disk, 5/8”, white
(1) Set Pad leveling rings
(1) Pad slick
(1) Double ended Pad slick
(3) Tech cork – 0.4mm,0.6mm, 1.0mm (One of each)

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

Benchcover – (Silicone/neotech mat, Cloth, Towel, Carpet)
Webcam/cellphone (1080p) and downward-facing camera mount
Razor Blades – single edge blades
Q-Tips – 1 large package
DAP Weldwood Contact Cement- 1 container
Denatured alcohol – 1 can
Butane – 1 can
Micro butane torch
Small soft paintbrush or toothbrush (bristles don’t matter) – flat bristled brush
Sandpaper (about 180 grit)
Emery cloth  – 240 grit (for sanding neck corks)
Popsicle Sticks
AirTorch – One of the following: Amazon, JL Smith, MusicMedic, Factory Direct


Last but not least, you will need to come with your own instrument to work on. We highly recommend something that is in mostly playable condition so you can learn the skills of repair quickly – Student model saxophones are recommended


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