Our Repair Shop
Our on-site repair shop is staffed with four master repair technicians, one journeyman technician, and one apprentice technician, resulting in over 80 combined years of instrument repair experience. Our repair techs take pride in their work, always providing the care and precision necessary for an instrument to maintain its original quality playing condition. Not only do they keep instruments in great condition, they also provide complete overhauls on-site, making Cooper Music one of the few companies in the entire United States who perform complete overhauls in their own shops.
BRASS Repair Prices
Clean, Sterilize & Remove All Accessible Dents:
This option gets the instrument in good playing condition. Our technicians clean & sterilize the inside and outside of the instrument, as well as remove any dents. Parts are an additional cost.
Complete Overhauls give extra emphasis to the instrument’s cosmetic condition. Our technicians clean & sterilize the inside and out, buff the body, lacquer, and remove all dents & scratches. With this option, the instrument will be in good playing condition while also looking much newer. Parts are included in price.
An Econo Overhaul is similar to the Complete Overhaul. From six feet away, it looks like a new instrument, but when you look closely, you can still see the scratches left in the instrument. We recommend this job on school owned instruments to prevent thin spots in the brass. Parts are included in price.
|Instrument||Clean, sterilize, and remove accessible dents||Clean, sterilize, remove accessible dents, and silver polish||Complete Overhaul||Econo Overhaul|
|Trumpet / Cornet||$80.00 + parts||$95.00 + parts||$495.00||$400.00|
|Trombone||$80.00 + parts||$95.00 + parts||$495.00||$400.00|
|Trombone (F-attachment)||$90.00 + parts||$115.00 + parts||$525.00||$475.00|
|Trombone (F-attachment, large bore)||$95.00 + parts||$120.00 + parts||$575.00||$515.00|
|Trombone (Bass double rotary)||$115.00 + parts||$135.00 + parts||$800.00||$650.00|
|Alto Horn / Mellophone||$80.00 + parts||$120.00 + parts||$800.00||$700.00|
|French Horn (single)||$85.00 + parts||$105.00 + parts||$1,000.00||$700.00|
|French Horn (double)||$105.00 + parts|
Holton- $115.00 + parts
|$125.00 + parts||$1,250.00||$850.00|
|French Horn (marching)||$80.00 + parts||$120.00 + parts||$875.00||$675.00|
|Baritone (3-valve)||$80.00 + parts||$120.00 + parts||$950.00||$700.00|
|Baritone (4-valve)||$85.00 + parts||$135.00 + parts||$1,250.00||$900.00|
|Baritone (marching)||$85.00 + parts||$125.00 + parts||$695.00||$900.00|
|Sousaphone (fiberglass)||$120.00 + parts||N/A||$1,200.00||N/A|
|Sousaphone (brass)||$125.00 + parts||N/A||$2,400.00||$2,200.00|
|Sousaphone (silver)||$145.00 + parts||$280.00 + parts||$3,800.00||N/A|
|Tuba (small)||$115.00 + parts||$155.00 + parts||$1,850.00||$1,600.00|
|Tuba (4-valve)||$130.00 + parts||$215.00 + parts||$2,450.00||$2,000.00|
|Tuba (rotary)||$145.00 + parts||$225.00 + parts||$2,600.00||$2,300.00|
Woodwind Repair Prices
Average Playing Condition:
Replacing necessary pads, key corks, and adjustments to make the instrument play properly. Parts are an additional cost.
Cleaning and sterilization inside and out, replacing all key pads, corks, and tenon corks. This will usually make the instrument play like new without overhauling or replating the keys. Parts are included in price.
Cleaning and sterilization inside and out, buffing keys and body, lacquering (where applicable), replacement of all pads, key corks and tenon corks. This procedure is similar to a complete repad with extra emphasis given to the appearance of the instrument. Parts are included in price.
|Instrument||Average Playing Condition||Average Playing Condition w/Disassemble & Clean||Complete Repad||Complete Overhaul|
|Flute (French)||$100.00||$160.00||$300.00||Estimate Only|
|Bass Clarinet||$95.00||$200.00||$410.00||Estimate Only|
|Other Woodwinds||Estimate Only||Estimate Only||Estimate Only||Estimate Only|
SHOP FOREMAN, MASTER BRASS TECHNICIAN
Chad grew up in Russellville, Arkansas playing trumpet in the school band. He also played drums in a rock band, which he continues to perform with today. He graduated from Russellville High School and began working in his family’s trucking business; however, his love of music drew him towards a different profession. His life long friendship with Hal opened the door as an Apprentice Repairman over twenty years ago. He honed his skills and ultimately became a Master Brass Repairman. In 2005, he was named the Shop Foreman, where he oversees all activities in the shop and provides the ultimate in customer service.
MASTER BRASS TECH
Rod has been in the business of brass instrument repair for over 15 years. Before deciding to pursue a career in instrument repair, Rod owned and operated a trucking dispatch business for over a decade. Rod’s repair skills are not only limited to brass; he also plays and repairs guitars, bass guitars, and drums. A Russellville High School graduate, Rod is married to April. They are parents to wiener dog Stella and two cats, Jack and Callie. Rod loves to ride his Honda motorcycle and collect beer tabs.
MASTER BRASS/WOODWIND TECH
Bob’s life has always revolved around music. A graduate of the University of North Texas in Music Education, he began his musical career as a band director. However, his love for problem solving eventually led him down the path of instrument repair. Among his impressive career history, Bob was a repair tech for Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. He also owned his own instrument repair shop for over five years, taking care of his local band community. In his down time, Bob loves to relax and listen to great music, as well as ride his motorcycle throughout the countryside.
Casey has been a trombonist since 4th grade, even playing the instrument for the Marine Corps Band for four years. After leaving the Marine Corps, Casey graduated from the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Orlando, Florida. He then worked for Pig Trail Harley in Rogers, Arkansas. However, while his love for Harleys runs deep, his journey eventually brought him back to music and working as a repair technician, which he loves. After starting work with Cooper Music, Casey became a professional member of NAPBIRT, dedicating himself to honing his repair skills even further. Outside of work, Casey says he lives a simple life centered on good music, golfing, riding his Road King, and anything outdoors.
Starting from a young age, Isaac found a passion for music, which continues on to this day. He played bass guitar in his church’s youth band, is currently learning clarinet, and plans to tackle guitar after that. Before becoming a repair tech, Isaac worked in construction, a position that required him to possess careful and precise attention to detail. This skill has since transferred over to his work in band instrument repair. He resides in Russellville with his wife, Amanda, and their two cats, Paddington and Manhattan. For fun, Isaac loves traveling and going to concerts, hiking, and playing video games.