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Repair Services


Lamorinda Music offers a comprehensive set of repair services. Whether it is a simple tune-up, a complete overhaul, or "I'm not sure what it is but it sounds a bit funny", we can help you out.


Our senior instrument repair technician, James Hashman, can service student, step-up, and professional band and orchestra instruments. John is a proud member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, or NAPBIRT. Scott Lindorfer, who has his Masters in Upright Bass Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory, handles repairs for orchestra instruments (violins, violas, cellos, and basses) as well as fretted instruments like guitars and ukuleles. 


We strive for a quick turnaround with every instrument brought into the shop. Since every instrument is unique, we do ask that you bring your instrument in so we can provide a free assessment and estimate. 


We service:

  • woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, saxophones, etc.)

  • brass (trumpets, trombones, etc.)

  • strings (violins, violas, cellos, etc.)

  • fretted instruments (guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, etc.)


Check out the results of a recent alto sax overhaul we performed here.

Check out this amazing transformational cleaning of a silver trumpet here.

Services we provide include:







  • Damage repair

  • Fitting bridges/pegs

  • Restrings

  • Varnish touch-up

  • Set-ups


Fretted Instruments

  • Restrings

  • Action adjustments

  • Replace nuts & bridges

  • Install strap buttons


Come in for a free estimate. Ask about loaner instruments during the repair.


Our Repair Staff:
Logo for NAPBIRT (National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians)
Ultrasonic machine to clean brass musical instruments

Click here to find out how our new Ultrasonic Machine can clean your instrument and keep it playing great!

Scott is doing some touch up work on a cello

Scott is doing some touch up work on a cello 

James is repairing a silver contra bass clarinet

James is repairing a silver contra bass clarinet

Scott Lindorfer, our string technician

Scott Lindorfer - Strings, Guitar, Bass

Scott Lindorfer was brought up in San Leandro, California and currently is lives in Lafayette. His parents met in the Bishop O’Dowd High School band playing trumpet and clarinet, and they have always encouraged and inspired Scott to be musical. Scott also went to Bishop O’Dowd, where he participated in bands and studied jazz double bass with Fred Randolph.  He went on to receive his Bachelors of Music from San Francisco State University. In December 2017, Scott graduated with his Masters of Music in Double Bass Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied bass with Stephen Tramontozzi of the San Francisco Symphony.


Scott has extensive orchestral experience, including five seasons as a member of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition, he has vast performance experience on double bass and electric bass guitar in many styles including jazz, folk, and rock.  His musical education started on guitar at age 10, and Scott now plays banjo, mandolin, ukulele and other fretted instruments in addition to guitar and double bass. Scott has a growing collection of personal musical instruments, and is always excited to talk and learn about instruments.

Picture of James and our shop dog Jessie

James Hashman - Brass and Woodwinds

James was born in Okinawa, Japan but most recently lived in Washington state before coming to Lamorinda Music. He has a Bachelor of Music Performance (Tuba) from Western Washington University and has his Band Instrument Repair Technology Certification from Renton Technical College. He has played tuba professionally.

A former Eagle Scout, James worked in large and small repair shops for several years at Kennelly Keys Music and Harmony Music in Washington. He has extensive repair experience and loves to chat with customers about their horns.

You can also meet his dog, Jessie, a Great Pyrenees/Shepherd mix who is now the official Lamorinda Music "Shop Dog." You can find Jessie at the store five days a week, either greeting customers at the door or napping under the shop table back with James.

We are OPEN Monday-Friday, 9:30 AM-6 PM and Saturdays from 10 AM-5 PM.

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