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The Instrument Repairman


What is an instrument repairman?:

An instrument repairman (or woman) is one who specializes in repairing, tuning and maintaining musical instruments.

What does an instrument repairman do?:

Musical instruments are prone to damage and some are very fragile. To ensure that musical instruments are functioning properly, a musician relies upon an instrument repairman. He/she is responsible for fixing any problems concerning an instrument, like dents, cracks or broken strings. The repairman also checks if the instrument is playing and tuned properly. He/she also advises the musician whether the instrument can be fixed or if it's time to buy a new one.

What are the qualities of a good instrument repairman?:

  • Received proper training to become a skilled repairman
  • Can play the musical instrument he specializes on
  • Very thorough in conducting his work
  • Honest
  • Disciplined
  • Dependable
  • Travels to his clients' residence to check the instrument
  • What other pointers should an instrument repairman keep in mind?:

    There are many different musical instruments and each needs a certain amount of maintenance. Often, an instrument repairman specializes on one type of instrument. This is because the repair, tuning and maintenance of, for example a piano, requires a different skill and knowledge from the care and repair of other instruments. The repairmen also cleans the instrument, making sure that each part is functioning properly. Repairmen who are very good in what they do and are honest slowly build their clientele earning them sufficient and steady income.

    How can I take care of my musical instrument?:

    Although repairmen are a big help for those who own and play an instrument, there are some things you can do to make sure your instrument lasts long.
  • Taking Care of Your Violin
  • Cleaning Your Flute
  • Flute Care Tips
  • Taking Care of Your Piano
  • Why become an instrument repairman?:

    If you're good with your hands and love to fix things, becoming an instrument repairman might be the job for you. The first thing to do is to choose which instrument to specialize on and given the various types of instruments, this might seem daunting. Your best bet is to specialize on the instrument you play. Also, taking courses and undergoing training will make you a skilled repairman. Remember that there are a lot of people who play instruments and so the demand for skilled repairmen is quite good.

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