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Saxophone Repair Basics Class



Purchase your supplies and you will be automatically enrolled in our FREE 2-week online  saxophone repair basics course

In this short course, you will learn how to disassemble and assemble the upper and lower stack of the saxophone, replace a saxophone neck cork, and proper care and maintenance including cleaning and lubrication techniques. Other techniques to be demonstrated include changing a saxophone pad, and replacing saxophone key corks, felts and bumpers. Hopefully you will even 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 course 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.

Items included in our Saxophone Repair Starter Kit:

(1) 5″ Flat-nose pliers for pulling rods/screws

  • (1) 2mm Westward slotted screwdriver (for saxophone rods)
  • (1) 3mm Wiha slotted screwdriver (for pivot screws)
(1) Spring hook
(1) Key oil
(1) Saxophone assembly board
(1) Sheet cork (1/16″)
(1) Natural sheet cork assortment (all 6 thicknesses)
(1) Steel ruler in millimeters
(5) Saxophone felt bumpers, 5/16″ x 3/6″, white
(5) Saxophone felt disks, 1/2″ x 1/16″, white
(5) Saxophone felt disks, 1/16″, red
(5) Saxophone felt bumpers, 1/4″, red
(5) Saxophone felt bumpers, 3/8″, red

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

Razor Blades – single edge blades
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 neck corks)

More information about other supplies for techniques demonstrated will be provided in class.

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


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