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.

We also do some electronics repair on keyboards, Clavinovas, amplifiers, and electric guitars/basses, including piano key replacement (limited brands), jack replacement, pickup replacement, and re-wiring.