Michael Rath brass repair course

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Michael Rath is running his third brass instrument repair and maintenance course from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 August. Billed as 'a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the some of the secrets of one of the world's leading trombone manufacturers and an acknowledged expert in the field', complete beginners to experienced professionals will discover new methods and techniques in trombone repair. Topics will include:

  • Introduction and guided tour of the workshop
  • Principles and techniques of trombone repair
  • Tooling and machinery techniques
  • Slide servicing and repair
  • Valve maintenance and servicing (including traditional, Thayer and Hagmann valve sections)
  • Soldering techniques
  • Dent repair and removal
  • Drawing and bending of components
  • Polishing, finishing and lacquering

For further details, see the Rath Trombones website.

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