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Woodwind Repair

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Woodwind Maintenance and Repair

Just like anything else, your instrument needs to be maintained on a regular basis. A new student can bend keys just by playing the instrument. Our Adjustment and Regulation services let us check over your entire instrument for leaks and bent keys to make sure that it's in top playing condition. More extensive repairs are also done right here on site, we don't send them out. We also Ultrasonically Clean your instrument. Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. This action also penetrates holes, cracks, and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces.

Adjust & Regulate

Between $65-80

Basic adjustments & regulations are what most woodwinds need to be returned to great playing condition. An adjust & regulate would be appropriate if your instrument is fairly new, played and maintained often and has no obvious signs of damage. This service includes:

  • Seal all leaks
  • Straighten all bent keys
  • Spring adjustments
  • Replacing all necessary key corks
  • Adjusting key slack
  • Replace up to 3 pads
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
  • Final play test


$ Varies

A Re-Pad is as it sounds, a replacement of ALL pads on the instrument. This would be appropriate for older instruments or instruments that haven't been maintained. The first step in a re-pad is to completely disassemble the entire instrument. This lets us clean and regulate everything! A re-pad includes all adjustments and regulations as well as a full clean and polish and dentwork.

  • Flute Re-pads start at $300
  • Clarinet re-pads start at $300
  • Alto Sax re-pads start at $600

Re-pads are available for ALL woodwind instruments, call for more information! 

Our Techs are the Best!

Our Technitions are certified from the National Associatioin of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technitions (N.A.P.B.I.R.T)

N.A.P.B.I.R.T. technicians are professionals who have committed themselves to the continual pursuit of excellence, both in technical service and ethical conduct. We are also certified by the National Educational Music Company for warranty and EasyCare services. A 90 Day warranty is offered with every repair

Other Services Include:

  • Pad Replacement
  • Tenon Cork Replacement
  • Head Cork Replacement
  • Solder Work
  • Spring Adjustments & Replacement
  • Major & Minor Dent Work
  • Full Polishing
  • Custom Key Allignment
  • Laquer Touch Up
  • Body Allignment
  • Modern Synthetic Material Upgrade
  • Custom Work

No Appointment Necessary! - Drop it off any time!

Call or Email Us For a Custom Consultation!

(860) 344-0525 |

Contact Info

Middlesex Music Academy
Phone:  860-344-0525
Address: 440 Main Street
Middletown CT

Business Hours

Mon-Fri Noon - 8 pm
Sat 10 am - 6 pm
Sun  Closed
Store Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
About Us!

Your place for music lessons and supplies in Middletown. Middlesex Music Academy is a non-corporate locally owned business. As a member of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce we strive to support local businesses and build the community as a whole.