Producing the unique tones woodwind instruments are famous for is much easier to achieve when your instrument is properly cared for. In this article, we are going to provide you with some helpful tips to ensure your woodwind instrument stands the test of time and continues playing beautifully.

Woodwind Instrument Maintenance Tips

  • When safely stored in its case, make sure not to expose it to extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • After playing, use a cleaning swab to get rid of any moisture inside your instrument
  • For woodwinds with corks, use cork grease as needed to safely attach or remove the mouthpiece
  • Bring your woodwind instrument in for standard maintenance at least twice every year
  • Bring your woodwind in for maintenance as needed if:
    • The keypads are sticking or damaged
    • The cork is damaged
    • Your instrument just doesn’t sound right
    • You notice any other miscellaneous damages
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Your Local Woodwind Instrument Maintenance Experts

At Jimmy Osborne Music, we can service or repair any problem you may be experiencing with your woodwind instrument. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment.

When you bring your instrument in, be sure to take advantage of our first free lesson offer when registering for music lessons!

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