Our professionally-trained, full-time repair technicians are
specialists in brass and woodwind repair

We Service and Repair Name-Brand
Brass and Woodwinds

Brass Instrument Repair Prices
Woodwind Repair Prices

The below prices are based on instruments in good playing condition with normal wear and tear.

Since there is no way for us to estimate an instrument over the phone, we do not quote repair jobs without being able to see the instrument in person.

Additional costs for repairs may be needed in order to complete the repair.

Brands We Repair

New store policy (as of 2021)
If replacement parts for your instrument are unavailable or obsolete, we will no longer be able to accept it for repair. With parts being difficult or impossible to acquire for so many brands, this is no longer a risk we can afford to take. We appreciate your understanding.

National Association of Professional Bandand Instrument Repair Technicians

Our full-time repair technicians are members of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians.

  • Allen Paul • 15 years (current co-owner)
  • Tim Turner  • 9 years
  • Steve Birkhead • 26 years (retired 2021)

Steve Birkhead was trained by Gary Dovel, who was in the business for 35 years.

Gary was trained by his father, Willard Dovel, the original owner of Shen-Valley Band.

Brands We Accept for Repair

If we are unable to order parts in for your instrument brand, we will no longer accept your instrument for repair in our facility. List of brands we accept for repair:

 

Armstrong
Artley
Bach
Benge
Besson
Blessing
Buffet
Bundy (older models only)
Buscher
B&S
Cannonball
Cerveny
Conn
Eastman

Edwards
Emerson
Evette
Fox
Gemeinhardt
Getzen
Hans Hoyer
Haynes
Hirsbrunner
Holton
Howarth
John Packer
Jupiter
Keilwerth

King
LeBlanc
Linton
Loree
Ludwig-Musser
Meinl-Weston
Miraphone
Mura Matsau
Noblet
Normandy
Olds
Paxman
Pearl (winds)
Powell

Prelude
Renard
Reynolds
R.S. Berkeley
Schilke
Schreiber
Selmer
Shires
Signet
Vito
Willson
Yamaha
Yanagisawa

Don’t See Your Brand?

If your brand is not listed above, please contact the retailer from which you purchased your instrument for referrals to their authorized repair shop(s) for your repair needs.

Student Rental Repairs

If your instrument was not rented through Shen-Valley Band (us), we are unable to make repairs on it. Please return it to your contract rental store/company for all repairs and service.

 

Brass Instrument Repair Prices

Shen-Valley Band Instrument’s “Full Service” is a comprehensive maintenance service to clean, change, check, and adjust your instrument. We recommend annual service to keep your brass in excellent playing condition.

Our ultrasonic cleaning method uses mild water-based detergent to vibrate calcium and particulate build up from the interior of your instrument. The horn is immersed in the running machine for 2-4 minutes, then thoroughly rinsed clean and dried.

PLEASE NOTE: Our brass repairman and shop manager, Allen Paul, is also our on-site school delivery & pickup representative; therefore, brass repairs are worked on only two days a week during the school year (August through May). Turnaround time for most brass repairs during the school year is one week . Open repairs are billed at our shop rate of $60 per hour in 15-minute billing increments as needed.

Brass Instrument
Full Service

CLEAN

  • Instrument disassembled, ultrasonically-cleaned and flushed

  • Mouthpiece cleaned

  • Case cleaned inside and out

CHANGE

  • Instrument fitted with all new corks and felts

CHECK & ADJUST

  • Instrument thoroughly play-tested

  • Instrument adjusted for proper playing condition

EXTRA (NOT INCLUDED)

  • Dent work

  • Hand polishing of silver-plated instruments

  • Trombone slide work

FULL SERVICE LACQUER/NICKEL SILVER
Trumpet / Flugelhorn / Valve Trombone $60.00 $75.00
Trombone $50.00
Trombone with Trigger $60.00
Trombone with Double Trigger $70.00
Single F-Horn $60.00
Double F-Horn $70.00
Professional F-Horn $90.00
Baritone / 3-Valve Euphonium $70.00
4-Valve Euphonium $80.00
Professional Euphonium $100.00
Three-quarter Tuba / 3-Valve Sousaphone $90.00
Tuba / 4-Valve Sousaphone $120.00
Mac Brass/King 1135 Tubas $150.00
Full-size Professional Tuba — Rotary — Studio $180.00 $250.00
MISC. BRASS REPAIRS PRICE
Refit valves & casings $30.00 & up ea.
Trombone slide work $50.00 & up
Dent work $50.00 & up
Stuck slides $20.00 & up
Stuck mouthpiece Free
Solder work $20.00 & up
Silver solder work $30.00 & up
Clean & restring F-Horn valve $12.50 ea.
Re-cork mute $15.00 & up ea.

Repairs not listed are based on time and materials. Repair shop hourly rate is $60.00.

If not specified, please expect an additional 25% for intermediate and up to 50% for professional models.

Vintage horns will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Most, due to age and condition, are not in a state to be repaired and will be turned away.

UPDATE 2022: If replacement parts for your instrument are unavailable or obsolete, we will no longer be able to accept it for repair. With parts being difficult or impossible to acquire for so many brands, this is no longer a risk we can afford to take. We appreciate your understanding.

Woodwind Repair Prices

Whether you simply want to get your instrument into playing condition or need a full service, we’ve got you covered.

Woodwind Instrument
Playing Condition Service

CLEAN

  • Instrument exterior wiped-down

  • Instrument interior swabbed

  • Mouthpiece cleaned & sanitized

  • Case cleaned inside & out

CHANGE

  • Oil applied to bore of wood instruments

  • Instrument fitted with new corks and felts

  • Up to 3 pads replaced

CHECK & ADJUST

  • All regulations and adjustments

  • Instrument thoroughly play-tested

  • Instrument adjusted for proper playing condition

EXTRA (NOT INCLUDED)

  • Dent work

  • Additional pads and springs

Woodwind Instrument
Full Service

CLEAN

  • Complete instrument disassembly

  • Body ultrasonically cleaned

  • Instrument exterior wiped-down

  • Instrument interior swabbed

  • Mouthpiece cleaned & sanitized

  • Case cleaned inside & out

CHANGE

  • Up to 6 pads replaced

  • Oil applied to bore of wood instruments

  • Instrument fitted with new corks and felts

CHECK & ADJUST

  • All regulations and adjustments

  • Instrument thoroughly play-tested

  • Instrument adjusted for proper playing condition

EXTRA (NOT INCLUDED)

  • Dent work

  • Additional pads and springs

Woodwind Instrument
Repad Service

CLEAN

  • Complete instrument disassembly

  • Body ultrasonically cleaned

  • Body and keys polished

  • Instrument exterior wiped-down

  • Instrument interior swabbed

  • Mouthpiece cleaned & sanitized

  • Case cleaned inside & out

CHANGE

  • New pads and corks
  • New springs as needed

  • Oil applied to bore of wood instruments

  • Instrument fitted with new corks and felts

CHECK & ADJUST

  • All regulations and adjustments

  • Instrument thoroughly play-tested

  • Instrument adjusted for proper playing condition

EXTRA (NOT INCLUDED)

  • Dent work

  • Additional pads and springs

  • Cork pads & special-order pads

INSTRUMENT PLAYING CONDITION FULL SERVICE – COA REPAD: Plastic/Wood
Piccolo $40.00 $80.00 $200.00
Flute $40.00 $105.00 $200.00
Open-hole Flute $60.00 $1205.00 $275.00
Oboe (Student Plastic) $50.00 $100.00 $500.00
Oboe (Intermediate Plastic) $60.00 $120.00 $650.00
Oboe (Full Conservatory) charged for time  charged for time by estimate
Bassoon (Student Level)  charged for time  charged for time by estimate
Clarinet Eb / Bb $50.00 $100.00 $200.00
Alto Clarinet $60.00 $120.00 $400.00-450.00
Bass Clarinet $60.00 $120.00 $400.00-450.00
Alto Sax $75.00 $250.00 $700.00-750.00
Tenor / Soprano Sax $80.00 $250.00 $750.00-800.00
Baritone Sax $90.00 $300.00 by estimate
MISCELLANEOUS REPAIRS PRICE
Piccolo head joint cork $12.00
Flute head joint cork $15.00
Refit flute/piccolo joint $20.00 each
Clarinet tenon cork $15.00 each
Bassoon bocal cork $20.00 each
Saxophone neck cork $20.00
Solder work $20.00 and up
Silver solder $30.00 and up
Dent work charged on time

Repairs not listed are based on time and materials. Repair shop hourly rate is $60.00, billed in 15-minute increments as needed. PLEASE NOTE: Due to our high volume of school band instrument repairs and reconditioning, repads of woodwind instruments are not worked on during the summer months of May–September.

If not specified, please expect an additional 25% for intermediate and up to 50% for professional models.

Vintage instruments will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Most, due to age and condition, are not in a state to be repaired and will be turned away.

UPDATE 2022: If replacement parts for your instrument are unavailable or obsolete, we will no longer be able to accept it for repair. With parts being difficult or impossible to acquire for so many brands, this is no longer a risk we can afford to take. We appreciate your understanding.

Instruments

We sell high quality student to professional model band instruments.

New & Used

We will help you find the perfect instrument make and model for your level and budget.

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Rentals

For beginning students and families, rentals are a great way to learn on a budget.

Rent & Rent to Own

We rent monthly, per semester, or school year with rent-to-own options.

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Accessories

Mouthpieces, reeds, lubricants, music books, stands, and more!

In Stock and Order

We have what you need to keep playing! If it’s not in stock, we’ll order it for you.

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Deliveries

We make weekly deliveries to over 40 Shenandoah Valley and area schools.

Right to Your School

We serve more than 40 Shenandoah Valley schools with weekly pickup and delivery.

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Our Customers Say

The best service and most flexible music company I’ve ever dealt with. Highly recommend!”

LUKE SACKETT

“Excellent work usually done faster and less expensively than expectations. (Shen-Valley does) wonders for my saxophones and I’d trust their work on any horn. Busy school seasons can be a challenge on their work load but they are always upfront about it.”

JOHN HAZELWOOD

Wonderful service, hands down. Never had to worry about quality of repair or damage to my horns. Allen is a true professional, and has been very willing to talk me through every repair. No problems, a respectable and hard-working group. Thank you!”

GRACIE

“Needed my backup flute repaired for outdoor lessons — they fixed everything I had noted, and cleaned it up as well for a great price!

EMMA MANNING

Allen and Steve have been taking care of instruments for my kids and me for a long time. We have been very happy with the work they have done on reeds and brass.

ROGER ERGENBRIGHT

“Solid repair service, great staff! I’ve been taking my alto here since I started college at JMU 4 years ago, and I’ve always been more than pleased with the work that’s been done on it. Steve is the best instrument repairman around!”

COURTNEY WRIGHT

“Very easy to work with, instrument repairs completed in a timely manner. They allowed us to make payments on a new saxophone for a good length of time to assist with affordability, and still applied a substantial discount when we were able to pay it off early.

CHRISTINA SECRIST

Great service and excellent instruments for all levels! Best in the Valley!”

JOEL HARTSHORN

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144 N Liberty St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

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