Sax ProShop Courses

proshopcourse-5-15-2014-1For years, the technicians in the ProShop have given NAPBIRT clinics, clinics to repair students, college students as well as clinics at for techs and players all over the world. The ProShop’s innovative approach to repair has brought saxophone repair to a new level, with specialists in every aspect of saxophone repair and overhaul. With our revolutionary approach to overhauling saxophones, the Sax ProShop is able to consistently produce extremely high quality saxophone overhaul: which we call Uberhauls. Our technicians are truly specialists, not only in the field of saxophone repair but in their specific discipline.

The Sax ProShop technicians are happy to invite you to come to the shop, sit at our benches, and learn each aspect of the repair from technicians that do that job every day.
Although the courses are available to anyone, they will be the most useful to a technician who has done extensive work on saxophones or has experience in the band instrument repair trade for 5+ years.

5 Day ProShop Immersion Program:

Work closely with the techs in the ProShop for an overview of all techniques and methods involved out Uberhaul. Sit and work with our professional technicians at their benches learning our proven approach to each aspect of the Uberhaul. This course has a focus on the mechanical repair aspects, and is a very concentrated 5 day workshop.  This is the ideal course for anyone looking for insight into our assembly line style repair shop or those looking to greatly improve their saxophone work.

Cost: $1,500 + $100 materials fee

-We will ask you to tell us about your repair experience or have you send a resume if you have one. This will help us design your course.

10 Day UberTraining Course:

proshopcourse-5-15-2014-5Learn to Uberhaul your horn with the crew of the Sax ProShop. Work closely with the specialists in our shop, spending ten days going through each station from quoting, body work, to key fitting and tone holes, to finally dry fitting, padding and tuning. This course is intense, and will require participants to work in a fast-paced environment, but will allow most techs to leave with a horn that they have personally Uberhauled under the direct supervision of the sax ProShop specialists.  Each course will be customized for the repair tech and based around the horn your horn. Prices below are for alto and tenor other instrument may take longer and cost more.

Cost: $3,100 + $150 materials fee

-We will ask you to tell us about your repair experience or have you send a resume if you have one. This will help us design your course.
-A Modern style alto or tenor must send it in advance for assessment/prep-work



Skype Lessons

Here at the Sax ProShop we know that repairing a saxophone is difficult and requires a large variety of skills. To make sure that all of our customers get the very best service, we run our repair shop assembly line style. That means that each technician is a highly trained professional and a master at their particular aspect of saxophone repair.
Whether you are a player, technician, or manufacturer, we now offer you the opp

ortunity to schedule a one-on-one lesson with any of the technicians from the ProShop via Skype. With Skype lessons, you have the opportunity to learn exactly the skills you need from specialists that do the job every day. No matter how vague or specific, rudimentary or advanced your questions are, one of the Technicians at the Sax ProShop can teach you the concepts and then demonstrate the techniques that you need to know to do the repair correctly yourself. Whether you want to acquire a general skill or have a specific issue with a horn you are working on, we can develop a lesson plan for you!
To learn more about each station, watch the video here or take a walk through the Sax ProShop.

Sax ProShop Technician: $80/h
Curt Altarac: $125/h
There is a 1-hour minimum for all lessons.

You can contact us at for more details or to schedule a lesson.

Interested in what others have to say about Skype Lessons? Martin Wilkes writes: “I just had my session with Ryan and it was fantastic. I knew he would be great at his job because he works at MusicMedic, but I didn’t know how well he could convey what he knows to me, especially on Skype. Ryan is a first rate instructor and a really nice person. This session was of invaluable help to me.”

1394839645_wilmington-nc-riverwalk-duskThe Sax ProShop is located on the east coast of North Carolina, in beautiful Wilmington. Wilmington sits on the Cape Fear River, and is minutes from multiple beautiful beaches. We encourage you to come study, bring your family and take a vacation. Fresh ground coffee is always provided at the ProShop.

For an additional cost, our staff will help you with travel to and from the airport, transport daily to the shop, and will book your hotel accommodations.

MusicMedic recommends staying at The Wilmingtonian:

The closest airport to the Sax ProShop is the Wilmington Airport (ILM):

If you are interested in any of these courses contact:

Click here to see photos from past participants!