Band Instrument Repair | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Western Iowa Tech Community College

Band Instrument Repair | AAS

This program prepares you to become band instrument repair technicians. You develop job-entry skills in all areas of band instrument repair and restoration. They become acquainted with the characteristics, physical properties, and problems involved with each musical instrument, as well as the basics of playing each instrument. Work is performed with tools special to the trade. You learn to safely operate a machine lathe, buffing and scratch brushing equipment, lacquering equipment, and special dent-removing equipment. Techniques in woodwind repair are also developed.

Many graduates of the Band Instrument Repair program become employed with retail music stores that service band instruments. Other opportunities for employment are band instrument manufacturers, independent instrument repair shops, and public school systems and colleges. The employment outlook remains strong, as there is a shortage of qualified band instrument repair technicians across the country.

The program is the longest continuously operated band instrument repair program in an American state school.

Associate of Applied Science


Sioux City Campus


Admissions Advisor

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Repair percussion, stringed, reed, or wind instruments. May specialize in one area, such as piano tuning.  View career outlook information.


Required Classes

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Faculty and Staff

Mark Schmedinghoff
Band Instrument Repair Technology Instructor
Call  712.317.3360
Sioux City, Room A50L

Estimated Cost of Attending

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* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

** The cost of books varies per program.