Technician Training & Professional Development
Repair Training With J.L. Smith Is The Surest Way To Technical Mastery!
Whether you’re a professional technician or you’re just beginning to discover the art of instrument repair, better training is the key to better results and greater success.
At J.L. Smith we’ve always considered it essential to our mission to advance the art of instrument repair and to pass the legacy of our knowledge to a new generation of musical enthusiasts and professional artisans. As the nation’s leading resource for advanced technical knowledge and instrument repair, we’ve taught the art of instrument repair to hundreds of people through educational programs and apprenticeships. In response to growing demand for superior training, J.L. Smith is offering professional instrument repair training programs for beginning and practicing repair technicians at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
Our custom programs are unlike anything else currently available. Courses are aligned to fit your schedule and you choose which skills to acquire. Under the guidance of master technicians, Harold Phillips and Jeff Smith, (industry leaders with over 60 years of combined professional experience) you’ll receive detailed, one-on-one instruction that allows you to perfect the skills and techniques that are most relevant to you.
Areas of concentration include:
- Dent Removal
- Crack Repair
- Solder Technique
- Precision Key Fitting
- Overhaul Procedures
- Tone Hole Repair
- Play Condition
- Lathe Work
Training with J.L. Smith gives you access to a wide range of high-level skills sets targeted specifically to your needs, together with the latest techniques for procedural speed and accuracy. Participating technicians study on location at our comfortable and well-equipped training center, using the latest precision tools and highest quality supplies. Completing any given course will prepare you to practice the skills you learn with total confidence and expertise. Our rigorous, hands-on programs keep you sharp, fast and looking to the future with introductions to new ideas, innovative tools, fresh techniques and unique perspectives. Call now to reserve your place.
Join us this spring for the J.L. Smith Intensive 4-Day Intro to Flute & Clarinet. We'll be announcing the dates shortly but bench space is limited for this popular class so register in advance to reserve your spot!
If you’ve ever thought about a career in music repair or wanted to know how to fix your own instruments like a pro, J.L. Smith’s 4-Day Intro to Flute and Clarinet is a rare opportunity to study with true masters in one of the nation’s most respected shops. As the nation’s leading resource for advanced technical knowledge and instrument repair, we’ve taught the art of instrument repair to hundreds of people through educational programs and apprenticeships, and demand for intensive one-on-one training has continually grown. That’s why J.L. Smith offers professional training programs for beginning and practicing repair technicians at our headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
Call now at 800.822.2157 to reserve your place.
Left: Technical Sergeant, J. Blake Arrington, Clarinetist from The United States Air Force Band, trains with Master Technician, Harold Phillips, to learn Brass and Woodwind repair. Center: Novice Technician Kimberly Speiran and Professional Bassoon Technician, Shane Wheeler study the basics with Harold Phillips during our 4-Day Introduction To Flute & Clarinet. Right: Students from Winthrop University's Band Director's Program visit with J.L. Smith to learn about professional band instrument repair and to learn see how we make products like Valentino Pads and Valentino Directors' Fix Kits.