An on-campus course offered during the Winter or May term. May be offered for .5 course credits or as a co-curricular (0 credit). Counts toward satisfying the Extended Studies requirement.
Winter Term informationScotty Stepp
184A: Musical Instrument Repair and Adjustments
Meeting Times: 9am - noon MTWF
Estimated Fees: See below
Location: GCPA 1118
The class will provide the student with a basic understanding of how instrument repair will impact them as teachers and professional musicians. A basic understanding of the music business with regard to repair contracts, instrument nomenclature, what to look for when purchasing new instruments, and repair techniques will be discussed. By the end of the course, the student will be able to determine if the instrument is working properly, and the proper course of action needed for repair. Most woodwind and brasswind instruments will be covered. Each student will become skilled with basic tools and comfortable working on musical instruments.
Fees: There are a limited number of handouts available, but the course will rely on demonstration and lecture heavily. Each student will be required to purchase a repair kit from MusicMedic.com (ca. $120) which will be provided on the first day of class.