Some trumpet repair questions

Discussion in 'Trumpet Repair and Modification' started by KRtrumpet182, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Paul Gorman

    Paul Gorman New Friend

    Jun 30, 2007
    Hi Brekelefuw,

    Thanks for your query. I studied at the Merton College in Middlesex, U.K. Merton is one of the boroughs of London. The course is a three year programme consisting of two days a week. One on brass the other on woodwind. After a few months I gave up on the woodwind - it just wasn't my thing. Far too fiddly and as I don't play woodwind I experienced real difficulties as I couldn't play test instruments I worked on. After the first year I was offered a position here in the Middle East as a follow to my previous career so somewhat reluctantly finished the course then. However what I had learnt on brass repair had bolstered the years of experience undertaking minor repairs and pretty soon I was taking in work for musician friends, local schools and private individuals plus work for my band. I had the opportunity to assist a Salvation Army project to supply refurbished instruments to the SA in Kenya. That was very rewarding because I ended with around 20 or so instrumentsthat I had been able to put into decent playing condition, and so begin a new life of being played. Best of luck with your studies and I hope that you find repair work as interesting as I do.


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