Repairing Musical Instruments

Repairing Musical Instruments

Horns in Hand specializes in finding instruments that are worth repair.

Musical instruments require a great deal of regular maintenance. Without proper care and regular maintenance, an instrument can easily become unplayable. Due to the high cost of these repairs, many great instruments are pawned or discarded and lost in closets, attics and basements. To re-pad a woodwind instrument can often cost as much as purchasing an new instrument. A substantial percentage of the funds raised by Horns in Hand goes towards the purchase of used instruments and their repair. The Horns in Hand team specializes  in finding and purchasing instruments that are worth repairing, fixing them and placing them in the hands of students.  If you have an instrument you want to donate to us for repair, please email us today!  If you want to sponsor an instrument, please click the link to find out more on ways the community can help this great cause.

Repairing Musical Instruments

Many great instruments are pawned or discarded and lost in closets.


News Archives

  • Instructional Expertise and Micropolitics: The Social Networks of Instrumental Music Teachers May 28, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. The purpose of this study was to understand the social networks of three instrumental music teachers in a midwestern school district. Research questions were (1) How do instrumental music teachers describe their formal/instructional networks? and (2) How do instrumental music teachers’ social networks differ by career […]
  • A Neurophenomenological Investigation of Mindfulness Among Collegiate Musicians May 27, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. We investigated the efficacy of a phenomenological matrix of mindfulness as a framework for examining expectations, formal meditation experiences, and appraisals of first-year college music students (N = 18) who participated in a 5-day mindfulness module offered through an introductory course in music education. Participants expressed […]
  • Changes in Perception Accompany the Development of Music Performance Skills May 18, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. In two experiments we examined the extent to which musicians identify discrepancies between their intentions and their playing during individual practice. In the first experiment, 60 musicians representing four levels of skill development practiced a familiar piece from their own repertoire for 5 min while being […]