Instrument Maintenance and Emergency Repairs

Andrew will run through some basic approaches to maintain school instruments. He will also give some tips on emergency repairs and how to asses if an instrument needs repair. 


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10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

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    Andrew Davies

    Andrew has been repairing woodwinds and brass for the last 25 years and opened his own in shop in 2019. Located at Moar Music on Main Street in Vancouver, his clients include local pros and students, as well as servicing over 500 school instruments each summer for schools in in lower mainland. 


    As a repair technician, performer and teacher, he knows both the importance of having an instrument in top playing condition and the reality that accidents can happen anytime - sometimes right before a gig!  


    Andrew has also been teaching saxophone, clarinet, and flute for over 25 years. He received his degree in Jazz Performance from Capilano University where he studied composition with Brad Turner and Rob Mackenzie, and saxophone with Jack Stafford and Stan Karp.