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8919 New Falls Road

Suite 17

Levittown, PA 19054

215-946-9295

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 Instrument repairs 

A trusted partner

Since 1985, professional and amateur musicians have trusted Music Forte with their instrument repairs. We facilitate all types of repairs, specializing in brass and woodwinds. We also complete set ups and overhauls.

Our workshop

Music Forte houses its own full-service repair shop, with all the traditional and state-of-the-art equipment required to keep your instruments in tip-top shape.

Repair process

Repairs on done on a case-by-case basis, with special attention given to each musician's unique needs, preferences, and budget. 

  Jeff Neuhof  
Meet our Workshop Manager
An accomplished musician and teacher, Jeff has been repairing instruments for more than 30 years, and he manages the workshop at Music Forte. Musicians touring with John Legend, Johnny Mathis, and Natalie Cole, have turned to Jeff tend to their instruments, as have countless local professional and amateur musicians. Read more about Jeff's instrument repair philosophy.

"I start by developing and maintaining a good relationship with my clients. Knowing them helps me cater to each person’s needs and wants, and in the end, provide an excellent service." 

– Jeff Neuhof

Brass and woodwind repair prices

When multiple repair actions have been requested, it may be in the customers interest to have the instrument set up, or if necessary, overhauled. This is usually the best value and ensures the instrument is in good playing condition.

Please note the following changes and new services: 

  • There will be an additional $10.00 charge on Yamaha brand flute overhauls.

  • The shop is now offering Saxgourmet black kangaroo pads on professional overhauls.

* Basic repairs only. Fees for more complex repairs may be higher. If cost is to exceed the amount indicated for the repair, the shop will call with an updated estimate before starting any work. 

Brass and woodwind repair menu

Flute, clarinet, and saxophone set-ups include:  

  • Replace necessary pads corks and felts  

  • Repair necessary bent and binding keys,

  • Regulate keys and adjust key heights  

  • Replace necessary tenon corks on clarinets,

  • Replace head cork on flute and piccolo

  • Replace neck cork on saxophones,  

  • Reseat necessary pads on saxophones,  

  • Clean and polish instrument

  • Oil and grease instrument

Flute, clarinet and saxophone set ups include:  

  • Replace necessary pads corks and felts  

  • Repair necessary bent and binding keys,

  • Regulate keys and adjust key heights  

  • Replace necessary tenon corks on clarinets,

  • Replace head cork on flute and piccolo

  • Replace neck cork on saxophones,  

  • Reseat necessary pads on saxophones,  

  • Clean and polish instrument

  • Oil and grease instrument

Woodwind repairs include:

  • Replace saxophone neck cork    

  • Replace clarinet tenon    

  • Replace 1 pad and regulate clarinet     

  • Replace 1 pad and adjust flute 

  • Replace 1 pad and adjust saxophone   

  • Replace 1 contact cork & adjust key    

  • Replace flute or piccolo head cork   

  • Repair bent or binding key(s)    

  • Soft solder guard foot  

  • Soft solder bracing    

  • Silver solder key    

  • Replace key spring

    

Trumpet services include:

  • Flush and basic service    

  • Set up: student    

  • Set up: intermediate    

  • Set up: professional   

Trombone services include:

  • Flush and basic service (includes minor slide work)

  • Set-up and repair slide: student     

  • Set-up and repair slide pro      

  • Repair slide only   

  • Repair tuning or slide cooks    

General brass repairs include:

  • Repair valve   

  • Solder detached brace   

  • Silver solder broke brace    

  • Remove stuck tunning slide    

  • Replace water cork    

  • Dent work    

Some tools of the trade

A look inside the workshop

Scenes from the workshop at Music Forte