The MusicMedic Sax ProShop is taking a week off our normal schedule of Uberhauls, modifications, manufacturing necks, and merriment to help you begin or build upon your journey into saxophone repair. Join us for this action-packed, hands-on week of learning, improving, and doing. Over the years, many folks have come to us and to study and improve their skills. Now, we are offering a 5-day open course where we can all learn together. You’ll work side by side with the instructors and other participants in this repair immersion class. Focus only improving your skills or, for the very beginner, learn this wonderful trade in a way you’ll never forget. This course is ideal for beginners, hobbyists, and repair students, and participants are not required to have any prior repair experience.
We constructed this course to introduce the fundamentals of saxophone repair. During this fast-paced week, we will cover:
Intro to Tools, Anatomy of a Saxophone, Selecting and Applying Materials, Selecting and Replacing Pads, Replacing and Tensioning Springs, Key-fitting basics, Set-up basics, Cleaning, Assessing Saxophones for Repair, and Troubleshooting.
Work hard during the day with the Sax ProShop technicians, and enjoy beautiful downtown Wilmington, NC in the evenings. Participants should bring something to take notes (computer or notebook), something to take photos (phone or camera), a good attitude, and willingness to learn! Participants are also welcome to bring an alto or tenor saxophone of their choice with them. All participants are eligible to purchase tools, repair kits, and instrument repair supplies at a reduced cost.
Clinic dates and registration:
Dates: July 13-17
Arrival: July 13
We are able to offer housing at a greatly reduced rate should you need it. The cost is $82.00 per night per bed. You will stay with other participants in one of two downtown historic homes. In some cases, it may be necessary to share a room but not a bed. You need only what you would bring to a hotel, as amenities such as coffee, towels, soaps, linens, etc. are all provided. The homes are side by side and located within walking distance to downtown food and shops. The house has a modestly stocked kitchen for you to use.
Transportation to and from the airport is approximately $9.00 by Uber and $15 by Taxi.
Transportation to and from the Sax ProShop will be available daily at no charge.
It is very possible to attend this week and not rent or bring a car if you are comfortable walking 6 blocks to downtown.
Attendance is limited so please register early!
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