Former SE Shires trumpet builder and current Boomer Music Company repair shop Manager David Smalley sits down to talk trumpet maintenance. He touches on such topics as: Simple routine maintenance you can (and should) do at home How often to get a professional chemical or ultrasonic cleaning Lubricants – What to and not to use […]
In this Boomer By Request video String instruments can be tricky to maintain, especially for a beginner. We hear from orchestra teachers all the time that kids adjust one tiny thing and make their instrument unplayable. This is not their fault! They simply lack the necessary experience. In this video Sarah draws on her years […]
Drew walks you through some easy trumpet valve maintenance that a player of any experience level can do at home. He shows you how to remove the pistons, use a cleaning rod and cloth to remove dirt and gunk, oil the valve and casing, and some valuable tips on realigning the valve accurately. Performing this […]
In this brief primer, Boomer Music’s Peter Knudson shows how to change a drum head. Watch the complete video for more in depth instruction including how to tune your drum once the head has been changed.
In this comprehensive video, Peter Knudson takes you through all the steps to change and tune a snare drum head. He answers the questions “How do I know I need to change my drum head?”, “What tools will I need?”, “What is the proper loosening and tightening techniques?”, “What are the parts of the drum […]
What is the proper way to put a reed and ligature on your woodwind mouthpiece without damaging anything? Kammi shows you how!
Katie shows us the correct (and incorrect) ways to keep your flute safe while in band class.
Boomer Music Company owner Drew Holmes demonstrates the right and wrong ways to pull a stuck mouthpiece from a trumpet.