The Repair Team
Your repairs receive the utmost care in our shop. Our certified trained professionals are knowledgeable about your instrument, and make sure it is in the best playing condition it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.
We handle all band instruments, as well as orchestral and fretted strings. Chemical cleanings, dent work, soldering, woodwind adjustments and setups are just a few of the repairs we do every week. Since we have technicians on the premises, repairs are usually done in 2-3 days - some are even done while you wait! Overhauls take about a week to be sure we have enough time to properly regulate and adjust. Repair Authorization Form.
"All our repairs are done in-house, so there is never a long wait to get your instrument back. And we're here late, even before your next concert!"Dave Henry | Repair Technician
Dave Henry has been involved with musical instrument repair since 1978 when he first disassembled his own flute and cleaned it himself. To further his learning, he received apprenticeships from area music stores. A member of National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, he also consults with several different instrument manufacturers, designers and technicians to discuss playability and repair issues. His repair experience includes band instruments, strings, and percussion, and he has become a sought-after specialist in woodwinds. Dave is Straubinger certified, and has considerable direct experience with custom flute makers, including Verne Q. Powell flutes. He plays sax and flute, and in the last ten years has studied Afro-Cuban and Brazilian folkloric percussion which led to an appreciation for Latin Jazz. He has served as a technician at Royalton Music Center since 2001.
Emily is a former member of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Band in Fort Drum, NY, and has both a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Performance from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Performance from Michigan State University. With over a decade of of experience working in instrument repair at Instrument Care Center and the US Army, she is also a substitute performer with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Emily continues to serve in the Army Reserve Band in Columbus, Ohio.
Jimmy attended Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy. He is also a board certified music therapist! However, he has always enjoyed working with his hands, and finds it very rewarding to now combine his passion for craftsmanship and music together at RMC. Jimmy has been a precocious addition to our repair department and we’re thrilled to have him!
“My first ever instrument came from Royalton Music. It is very exciting to now work in the store that helped me start a life in music.” –Jimmy Herron
Scott is a native of Eden, Ohio and trained in Instrument Repair & Construction at Red Wing Southeast Technical College. Prior to joining the RMC team, Scott worked at leading instrument manufacturer, Conn-Selmer. He continues to attend NAPBIRT clinics to hone his skills, and most recently has studied under Peter Horn (master orchestral luthier) on orchestral string repairs. He loves playing bassoon!
Andy wanted to know exactly how a guitar worked - and so in 1999 began working on instruments. To further his knowledge, he studied at the Galloup School of Lutherie, where he perfected his skills and received certification in Fretted Instrument Construction and Repair. Andy has been repairing professionally since then, and we were thrilled he joined the team at Royalton Music Center in 2012. Career highlights include building several amazing guitars from the ground up, restoring vintage instruments, and presenting a few tours as a guitar tech. Using his knowledge of fretted string repair, Andy is a talented and sought after luthier, but continues to enjoy "shredding" on his guitar any chance he gets!