Summerglen Music - Music Lessons and Live Music in Raleigh, NC
Musical Instrument Repair
High quality repairs for woodwind, brass, and hand drums
flute clarinet

In addition to providing live music and music lessons, Summerglen is proud to offer high-quality instrument repairs as well. We accept both small and large repairs--from a quick adjustment to a complete woodwind refurbishment--and everything in between!

We repair the following instruments:
  • Flutes and piccolos
  • Clarinets
  • Saxophones
  • Trumpets and cornets
  • Trombones
  • Hand drums (djembes, bongos, etc.)
Our repair services include:
  • Replacing worn pads, corks, and felts
  • Play Condition - Clean, level keys, reseat pads, oil, and adjust
  • Full repad - All new pads and key corks, plus a Play Condition
  • Dent work
  • Resoldering broken joints
  • Slide and valve work
  • Replacing broken drum heads
  • Repairing cracks and bearing edges on hand drums
  • and more!
What People are Saying About Summerglen Repairs
As a professional clarinetist and private instructor in the Triangle for 20 years, I can honestly say that Christina Thompson is an incredible resource for instrument repair. She is highly skilled, knowledgeable, incredibly responsive, willing to sit with you and fine-tune everything to meet your needs, and just a friendly, considerate person to work with. I'm extremely picky when it comes to my instruments and I've been thoroughly impressed with her work. Her availability is incredible and there's been an occasion where I needed something fixed quickly and she was more than happy to help me out. Give Summerglen Music a try for your next repair and I promise you will be as pleased as I have been!

-Scott, Durham

"So nice! Even not having the feel of alto very well established in my muscle memory these days, the whole range played smooth as silk, even down to the low Bb with hardly any effort at all. Even my [pro-level] tenor doesn’t do that. The wife overheard me playing and said “wow that sounds better than I expected.” So an extra thanks to you once again for sharing your skills!"

-Paul, Raleigh
Conn 6M - Refurbished at age 55!

"Selby is loving her reworked trombone. She smiles every time she plays it!"

-Banks, Raleigh

"Got new trumpet back from getting it professionally cleaned/tuned up. Great job from Christina Thompson for making it "smoooth" again.🎶🎷"

-Tone, Chapel Hill
Bach Stradivarius trumpet

Repair Photo Gallery
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Jupiter Capital Edition Flute - before and after cleaning and tonehole work Bell dent removed from Bach Stradivarius trumpet
Messy old solder joint vs clean new solder joint Freshly repadded Selmer CL211 clarinet
Selmer Mark VII alto sax before and after refurbishment Crook dent removed from Bach Stradivarius trumpet

Quick Price List:

    Here is a brief overview of several common repairs and their prices. In addition to these general services, we also do many other specific repairs and always keep our prices fair.

    Flute and piccolo:
    • Replace worn pads: from $10 per pad
    • Replace headjoint cork: $20
    • Play Condition: from $65
    • Full Repad: from $250
    • Replace worn pads: from $10 per pad
    • Replace tenon cork: $15 per cork
    • Play Condition: from $65
    • Full Repad: from $250
    • Replace worn pads: $10-25 per pad
    • Replace neck cork: $25 per cork
    • Play Condition: from $75
    • Full Repad: from $450
    • Resolder broken joints: $25 per joint
    • Water key repairs: from $15
    • Dent work: from $25 per dent
    • Restring trombone rotor: $25
    • Play Condition: from $65
    Hand Drums:
    • Replace broken heads: market cost of head plus $2 per vertical
    • (This repair usually costs between $100-$150.)
    • Repair cracks or uneven bearing edges: by estimate only