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Flute Repair Focus

This hands-on repair class will focus on flute repair, care and maintenance. Participants should bring flutes to work on; multiple instruments are recommended. Topics will include general repair techniques and tools, replacing pads, key adjustment, regulation, replacing head corks, key corks, dent removal, etc.

Please contact Gary Everett at instrumentrepair@hotmail.com if you plan to work on Harmony Flutes, have special repair situations or have general class questions. Old clothes and close-toed shoes are highly recommended. This class is open to participants of all levels of repair experience.

Instructor: Gary Everett

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Gary Everett currently serves as a Band Director in the Oak Creek/Franklin Joint School District in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He also served as Music Department Co-Chair for the District for many years.

He previously held the position Chief Tester at the G. LeBlanc Corporation’s headquarters in Kenosha, WI. He was responsible for final inspection, repairs, final regulation and play testing of all woodwind instruments before distribution. Gary also coordinated with visiting professional musicians, represented LeBlanc at area trade shows and was a speaker during factory tours. He also has significant experience with repair of brass, percussion, string and classroom instruments.

Gary is owner and head technician of Everett Piano Services – a business dedicated to tuning, repair and restoration of pianos and related keyboard instruments.

Gary is a professional level member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT), an associate member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) and has been associated with the American Music Educators Repair Association (AMERA).

He has taught numerous repair clinics, lectured and served as an onsite repair technician for multiple school districts and colleges.

Gary is active in the local music community as a musician for area bands, show bands and orchestras. He is a member of the Kenosha Pop's Concert Band and two area Big Bands.

Gary holds a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin Parkside and a master's degree in Instrumental Music Education from the VanderCook College of Music.

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Course Information

6214 Flute Repair Focus
 
1 graduate credit
Tuition: $300, due in full with registration
Dates: April 12-13
Location: VCM Repair Lab
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT
 
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