Parnham's Woodwind Repairs
Suffolk repair and restoration of woodwind instruments for professionals and amateurs.
Independent, family run woodwind repairs
Parnham's Woodwind Repairs workshop in Hadleigh, Suffolk provides professional restoration and repair of your treasured musical instruments. We can bring the complete range of the woodwind family from Piccolo to Bassoon back to peak playing condition. Kathy understands the need for musical instruments to always be in the best condition so that the player can enjoy the instrument to the full.
As well as repairs to suit your requirements we offer these standard services.
(Some brass repairs may also be undertaken.)
Check and Adjust
Check the instrument without removing keys as much as possible, replace pads and corks as needed, straighten keywork, regulate keys, oil screws.
Dismantle, clean instrument thoroughly and replace a maximum of 4/5 pads and corks as necessary, adjust springs, straighten keywork, regulate keys, oil screws and springs.
Dismantle, clean and replace all pads, and as before.
We dismantle, overhaul and replace all pads, corks and felts, then we test the instrument to ensure pitch accuracy.
I am happy to undertake complete restoration of historical and vintage instruments
Kathy Parnham has been repairing and restoring woodwind instruments for over twenty years, having studied at Merton College London. As an experienced woodwind teacher Kathy is able to understand the customers needs and cater for their preferences.
Kathy is assisted by her husband Ray Chinn who is responsible for the cleaning and preparation of instruments prior to reassembly and offering an extra pair of hands when required.
With a fully equipped workshop Kathy is able to undertake emergency repairs, quick fixes or complete overhauls. She will always take the time to discuss your requirements.
As well as a small selection of accessories we also stock some second hand instruments at competitive prices.