Are you looking for a musical instrument service or repair in Wollongong? Has your saxophone or trombone had a bit of a bump? Did you find grandad’s clarinet under the bed and you’d like to have it restored? Have you been playing all year, and you want to get your flute, trumpet or French horn cleaned and serviced? Look no further!

We offer the very best in servicing and repairs. At Leisure Coast Wind & Brass, we only work on woodwind and brass instruments. We use top quality parts, tools and supplies to ensure that your instrument leaves our workshop in the best condition it can be in. We understand that Australia is a large country. As such, we will assist you to send your instrument to us with a reliable courier. We receive instruments from all over Australia for servicing and repairs.

We recommend that you service your instrument every 12 months (most instrument manufacturers will give you the same advice). Our workshop works on a booking system and we service instruments in the order they are booked in. During school holiday periods, we recommend booking well in advance.

Before the service starts, we carefully inspect and assess your instrument and provide you with a free estimate. We only start the work after this estimate has been accepted. Finally, once we start the service, we follow a strict process to ensure nothing is left to chance. Your instrument is in safe hands with us.

Warranty Repairs: please note that we can only undertake warranty repairs for instruments purchased through our store.

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Please check below to see what you can expect to pay for a standard service. We charge a flat fee for labour. You are also charged a $10 sundry fee; this covers such things as water, glue, oil, electricity, cork, felt, etc. Any parts used are charged extra as well. Excessive dent work and soldering is not included in the labour cost below; if this is required for your instrument, the cost will be discussed with you prior to the work starting.

Repads (overhauls): an estimate will only be drawn up after inspection of the instrument and a discussion with the customer.

Every standard service or repad (overhaul) carries a 90 day warranty on the work carried out.

Flutes & Piccolos

  • Student Flutes: $180 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate Flutes: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional Flutes: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Student Piccolos: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Pro Piccolos: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Alto & Bass Flutes: $350 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Contrabass flutes, vintage instruments etc.: upon application and after inspection only.

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Clarinets

  • Student Clarinets: $180 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate Clarinets: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional Clarinets: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Alto & Bass Clarinets: $350 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Basset horns, contra alto clarinets, contrabass clarinets, vintage instruments etc.: upon application and after inspection only.

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Saxophones

  • Student Alto Sax: $200 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Student Tenor Sax: $240 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate/Pro Soprano & Alto Sax: $300 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate/Pro Tenor Sax: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate/Pro Baritone Sax: $420 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Sopranino, bass saxophones, vintage instruments etc.: upon application and after inspection only.

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Double Reeds

  • Student Oboes: $240 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Intermediate & Pro Oboes: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Cor Anglais: $350 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Bassoons: $420 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Contrabassoon, oboe d’amore, vintage instruments etc.: upon application and after inspection only.

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Trumpets, Cornets & Flugelhorns

  • Student Trumpet/Cornet: $180 + $10 sundries + any parts
  • Professional Trumpets/Cornets: $275 + $10 sundries + any parts
  • Flugelhorns: $275 + $10 sundries + any parts

Please note: Piccolo trumpets, trumpets in C/D/… are considered professional trumpets. Bugles, natural trumpets, vintage and rare instruments upon application and after inspection only.

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Trombones

  • Single Student Trombone: $180 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Valve Student Trombone: $200 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional Trombones: $275 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Bass Trombones: $275 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Excessive slide work may incur a surcharge. Vintage/rare instruments upon application and after inspection only.

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French Horns

  • Student Single French Horn: $200 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Student Double French Horn: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional French Horns: $275 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Natural horns, vintage and rare instruments upon application and after inspection only.

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Tenor Horns, Baritone Horns & Euphoniums

  • Student Tenor Horn: $180 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Student Baritone Horn: $200 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Student 3-valve Euphonium: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional Baritone/Euphonium: $275 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Vintage/rare instruments by estimate and after inspection only.

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Tubas & Sousaphones

  • Student Tuba: $220 + $10 sundries + parts
  • Professional Tuba: upon application and after inspection only
  • Sousaphones: $350 + $10 sundries + parts

Please note: Vintage/rare instruments upon application and after inspection only.

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When you bring in your instrument for a service, we follow a strict process to make sure we don’t miss anything. The procedures we follow depend on the type of instrument, its age, the state of the lacquer/finish, and a few other factors, but here is a general overview of what we do to and with your instrument during a standard service.

Standard service – woodwind instruments

  • Pre-service visual inspection and assessment.
  • Instrument stripped and washed.
  • Instrument ultrasonically cleaned (except for wooden instruments).
  • Bore of the instrument oiled (wooden instruments only).
  • For saxophones, body/bell alignment checked.
  • Tone holes checked and levelled/repaired where necessary.
  • Pads cleaned if possible.
  • Keywork regulated; double action removed.
  • Necessary corks and/or felts replaced.
  • Bent rods and keys straightened.
  • Necessary springs replaced.
  • Necessary pads replaced.
  • Keywork oiled.
  • Instrument leak tested and play tested.

Standard service – brass instruments

  • Pre-service visual inspection and assessment.
  • Instrument stripped.
  • Stuck slides/valves/rotors freed.
  • Body, slides and all parts chemically cleaned.
  • Body, slides and all parts ultrasonically cleaned and hand washed.
  • Realign slides if necessary.
  • Valves lapped.
  • Valves/slides/rotors oiled and/or greased.
  • Rotors restrung.
  • Necessary felts replaced.
  • Necessary springs replaced.
  • Necessary corks replaced.
  • Instrument leak tested and play tested.