We can perform all types of repair jobs for your oboe, clarinet, or bassoon, including basic adjustments, crack repair, tuning, mechanism repair and improvement, custom keywork, and more. We occasionally work on non-orchestral wind instruments (recorders, etc.).
Each repair person books his or her own schedule and works by appointment only, so please contact the technician directly with whomever you would like to handle your repairs:
- John Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org | (888) 734-7333 ext. 4 | Online Appointment Scheduling
- Jennifer Spier email@example.com | (888) 734-7333 ext. 5
- Tom Yaeh firstname.lastname@example.org | (323) 420-6092 (Direct Line)
For emergency situations involving cracked instruments, tenon corks, and broken case latches, or when you feel that your oboe needs a bit of immediate minor adjustment, you can find some helpful information on John Peterson's web page: www.oboedr.com. We will still be happy to schedule an appointment for you at the shop, but the information on John's site may make a desperate situation feel less desperate in the meantime, and may even solve the problem altogether!
A note regarding health safety and instrument repairs
Following the state guidelines, we are being vigilant and keeping things cleaned and disinfected each day. We are practicing social distancing at our store, and especially in the repair shop.
We have five repair staff members who have a combined total of about a hundred years of experience doing woodwind repair:
John Peterson - Oboes and Clarinets
Tom Yaeh - Clarinets and Bassoons
Jennifer Spier - Oboes
We regularly service the instruments of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Opera, as well as those of Hollywood studio musicians and performers across the country and around the world.
The repair staff gets very busy and works by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by booking your repair online or by calling the technician with whom you would like to work.
Typically, your appointment will be scheduled for two to eight weeks from the day you book it. We can often accommodate true emergencies on shorter notice (i.e. your instrument has been serviced regularly and is in good playing condition, but it has cracked or something has happened which is now preventing it from playing). Please note that instruments that have not been serviced regularly can never be accommodated on an emergency basis. If you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your situation with us.
Some types of repair jobs are priced per job, and others are priced per hour. Hourly rates are approximately $95 and vary by repair person. The repair staff is happy to discuss the condition of your instrument with you, and can give you more specific recommendations and prices for needed repairs.
If you have purchased a new oboe or clarinet from RDG Woodwinds, your warranty repairs can be handled by John or Jennifer. Please refer to the warranty paperwork you received with your instrument for further information, and contact them individually to schedule an appointment. Existing customers of Tom may have them perform warranty work.