Our repair staff


 

Here at Cooper Music, our on-site repair shop is staffed with four master repair technicians and one apprentice technician, resulting in over 90 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.

We are your brass, woodwind, and percussion specialists.

Chad Koop

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 woodwind technician

Mike Blaney


Mike has been repairing instruments for nearly 50 years. He originated from Detroit, Michigan, studied music at Eastern Michigan University, and began apprenticing in 1969. In the 1970s, he built and ran two major instrument repair shops, where he operated for 25 years. He has been with Cooper Music for 20 years now, repairing all woodwind instruments and many wooden string instruments. Mike enjoys gardening when he is not repairing instruments.

master brass technician

Rod Koop


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.

apprentice technician

Casey Willis


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. Casey says he lives a simple life centered on good music, golfing, riding his Road King, and anything outdoors.

master technician

Bob Frye


Bob's life has seemed to always revolve 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 very 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.


Our Company started in 1990 in a small, one room building behind an old music store. It has now grown into a full service band instrument sales and repair facility.  We sell new, reconditioned and used brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. We also have a full line of instrument accessories.

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STORE HOURS

Sunday: Closed
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: Closed

We are closed on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

TELEPHONE

Store Phone: (479) 967-3273
Toll Free: (800) 813-7333

LOCATION

914 West Main, Russellville, AR 72801