Beacock Music Repair
Your full-service instrument repair Shop for Oregon and Washington!
Musical instruments need regular maintenance. When your instrument is in top playing condition, you’ll play better with less effort. You may be fighting your instrument without even knowing it! Our fully equipped repair shop staffed with experienced, trained technicians can help you keep your instrument in great shape. Come see us for a free checkup and estimate on your brass, woodwind, or string instrument. We’re the only repair shop in the Portland Metro area with technicians on duty seven days a week!
Our Repair Services Include
- Brass Instrument Repair
- Dent removal
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Stuck Mouthpiece Removal (free of charge!)
- Valve and slide repair
- Rotary valve restringing/maintenance
- Case repair
- Trombone slide cleaning and service
- Woodwind Repair
- Pad and cork replacements
- Dent removal and damage repair
- Complete repads/overhauls
- Spring replacement
- Case repair
- Flute joint refitting
- String Repair (fretted and unfretted)
- Guitar setups
- Body repairs
- Fret work
- Neck resets
- Pickup installation
- Bridge, nut, and saddle replacements
As our lead technician since 1988, Jerry is one of the family! After serving our country in the U.S Marines from 1964-1970 as a rifleman and squad leader, Jerry continued his service by playing in the Army National Guard band for many years. He is a clarinetist and a classical guitarist, and he’s a longtime member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT). Jerry’s reputation as a repair technician is second to none. Very well known for his woodwind expertise, he is the area’s most respected double reed technician.
Gary joined our team in 1998. After graduating from Renton Technical College’s program in band instrument repair, he apprenticed with Gene Sands in Portland, Oregon before joining our team in 1998. While he’s primarily a guitar player, Gary is skilled in brass, woodwind, and string instrument repair and is primarily responsible for keeping our fleet of four thousand rental instruments in top condition. He’s furthered his knowledge over the years by attending numerous educational clinics sponsored by NAPBIRT.
Wendy joined the Beacock Music repair staff as a woodwind and brass technician in 2004. She received her initial repair training from James Walker, director of the Institute of Metal Repair, during the 1980s and has updated and broadened her repair skills through attendance at NAPBIRT-sponsored repair conferences and clinics over the years. Wendy played alto and baritone saxophone while attending the University of California, San Diego, and has put her English degree to good use as an editor for TechniCom, NAPBIRT’s technical journal.
Rick is simply the best at what he does, according to his many customers. An outstanding luthier, Rick is known throughout the Portland and Vancouver for his careful, meticulous work on guitars and other fretted instruments. Rick received his training at Redwing Vocational/Technical College in Minnesota, where he specialized in repairing and building guitars. Rick has a philosophy: “I offer my very best on every job, engage in good communication, complete work in a timely manner, and provide good reason for my customers to return.”
The most recent addition to our repair staff, Dan joined Beacock Music in 2012. He’s our primary resource for unfretted instrument repair, but he’s also skilled in brass and woodwind repair. He worked for many years in Florida and further refined his skills as a technical for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jared originally started with Beacock Music in 2004 as an entry-level shop assistant while attending Clark College. After receiving his degree from Washington State University, Pullman, he returned to Beacock’s and was promoted to shop manager in 2011. Jared is the primary customer service contact for the shop, and he is perpetually busy handling all the tasks needed to keep our technicians busy and our repair customers happy. A saxophone player, Jared studied with Portland’s Renato Caranto and attended the Mel Brown Jazz Workshop for four years!
Frequently asked questions (Answers coming soon!)
Q. How do I know if my instrument needs work?
Q. My little sister sat on my flute, and now it’s bent! What can I do?
Q. How can I keep my clarinet in good condition?
Q. I got my mouthpiece stuck on my trumpet. Should I let my dad fix it?
If you have any other question or concerns, Contact the Beacock Music Repair Department today!