Woodwind, Brass & Violin Repairs

About Jim's Musical Instrument Repair

Jim was born in Redfield, South Dakota. He received his B.A. in Music Education from South Dakota State University at Brookings. After a frustrating year of teaching music to kids whose instruments were falling apart, Jim realized that his calling lay in instrument repair; so he traded his baton for a set of screwdrivers and headed back to school.

Upon completing the instrument repair program, at Western Iowa Tech, Jim set off for Los Angeles in 1980. Over the next five years, he worked as the in-house repair technician at several music stores; eventually setting up an independent shop, Jim's Musical Instrument Repair, based out of Gard’s Music, where he served San Gabriel Valley musicians for over twenty years.

In 2009, Jim’s Musical Instrument Repair relocated to San Dimas, where Jim and his associates proudly provide full-service woodwind, brass, and string instrument repair to musicians throughout Southern California. Jim has been a NAPBIRT member since 1989.