Orff Instrument Repair & Maintenance


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Master the repair and maintenance of your Orff and classroom instruments in this hands-on workshop. Repair of resonator boxes, including pins and suspension cords, drums, autoharps and hand-held instruments will be covered, as well as fabrication and repair of small instruments and mallets (time permitting). Any and all general classroom instruments are welcome! Please let us know which instrument(s) you plan to bring for repair to ensure that all necessary materials are on site. Feel free to contact instructor Gary Everett via email with specific questions regarding this workshop or additional topics of interest at 

Instructors: Gary Everett


Gary Everett (MMEd ’99) currently serves as a band director in the Oak Creek/Franklin Joint School District in Oak Creek, WI. He also served as music department co-chair for the district for many years. He previously held the position of chief tester at the G. LeBlanc Corporation’s headquarters in Kenosha, WI, where he was responsible for final inspection, repairs, final regulation and play-testing of all woodwind instruments before distribution. Everett also coordinated with visiting professional musicians, represented LeBlanc at area trade shows, and was a speaker during factory tours. Everett is owner and head technician of Everett Piano Services, a business dedicated to tuning, repair and restoration of pianos and related keyboard instruments. He 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).
Everett has taught numerous repair clinics, lectured and served as an onsite repair technician for multiple school districts and colleges. Everett is active in the local music community as a musician for area bands, show bands and orchestras, including the Kenosha Pop's Concert Band. Everett 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 VanderCook.

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Orff Instrument Repair & Maintenance

Instructor: Gary Everett
1 Graduate Credit
Full Tuition: $340, due in full with registration    
Course Code: 6418
Date: July 5-6, 2018
Location: VanderCook College of Music
Room: TBD
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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All Materials will be provded by VanderCook College of Music.
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We encourage you to bring instruments from your classrooms to work on.
If you have questions regarding this course please contact us by email:

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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