We can perform all types of repair jobs for your oboe or clarinet, including basic adjustments, crack repair, tuning, mechanism repair and improvement, custom keywork, and more. We occasionally work on non-orchestral wind instruments (recorders, etc.).
Please note that all repairs are completed by appointment only.
We have three repair staff members doing woodwind repair:
John Peterson - Oboes
Jennifer Spier - Oboes
Logan Lambert - Clarinet
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.
Contact and Scheduling
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
- Logan Lambert firstname.lastname@example.org | (888) 734-7333 ext. 7 | Online Appointment Scheduling
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.
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!
Some types of repair jobs are priced per job, and others are priced per hour.
Repair rates range from $60.00 - $100.00 per hour and vary by repair person. Our minimum repair charge is $45.00 for any repair jobs that are not billed hourly or priced per job.
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 any RDG technician at our shop in Pasadena, CA. Please refer to the warranty paperwork you received with your instrument for further information and contact them individually to schedule an appointment.