Chances are good that if your brass, woodwind, string, or percussion instrument needs repair, we can fix it! The list below is just a sample of the types of repairs we can perform. Should you have any questions about instrument repair, please contact us. Estimates are FREE!

Tuba photo


  • Dent removal
  • Cork replacement
  • Water key replacement
  • Freeing stuck slides
  • Removing stuck mouthpieces
  • Soldering
  • Valve refitting
  • Internal cleaning
  • Polishing
  • Fabricating parts
Bassoon photo


  • Pad replacement
  • Cork replacement
  • Spring replacement
  • Straightening bent keys
  • Soldering
  • Oiling
  • Internal cleaning
  • Adjustments & regulation
  • Crack pinning, filling, and seam repair
  • Polishing
  • Fabricating parts
Violin and bow photo


  • String replacement
  • Peg replacement, shortening, and refitting
  • Bridge replacement, adjusting, and refitting
  • Soundpost replacement and refitting
  • Tailgut replacement and adjustment
  • Fingerboard removal, regluing, shimming, and replacement
  • Nut replacement and adjustment
  • Neck reset
  • Tonal adjustment
  • Bow rehairing and replacement
Timpani photo


  • Head replacement
  • Tuning
  • Snare/throw repair and replacement
  • Hardware part replacement
  • Timpani tuning guage installation, repair, and replacement
  • Mallet percussion key restringing
  • Retrofitting

** Due to the time and labor involved, a $55 transport charge will be assessed for timpani, chimes, marimbas, xylophones, and vibraphones that are picked up at a school by an Ellis Music representative if no work is done to the instrument. This charge is waived if the instrument is repaired or replaced.