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Instrument Repair at Ted Brown Music

Each Ted Brown Music location has at least one full-time in-house repair technician who specializes in brass and woodwind instrument repair. In addition to brass and woodwinds, we offer a variety of services for orchestra instruments as well as guitars, basses, drums, and pretty much anything else.

When it comes to guitar and electric bass repair, there is always someone ready to help you with basic maintenance like changing strings and tuning. When it comes time for fret dressing or other more in-depth repairs, Ted Brown Music offers free transportation to one of our specialists if there isn’t one at your nearest location.

Ted Brown Music is also the warranty service location for all the band and orchestra instruments we sell, and will gladly coordinate any warranty work on everything else.

So whether you just pulled your old clarinet out of the closet for a new beginning band student, or your gigging workhorse needs a tune-up, you can trust the experts at one of Ted Brown Music’s repair shops to get the job done the right way.

Renting an instrument from Ted Brown Music? Your repair may be free.

If your band or orchestra instrument rental contract is current and includes our Maintenance and Replacement guarantee, accidental damage and normal adjustments are free! We will either swap it out for a working version, or provide a loaner while your rental is being fixed.

A yearly checkup is important. So with no charge, as well as no practice time lost, now is a great time to get your rental in for a tune-up!

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Meet Our Technicians

Repair Tech

Chris Arent

Brass and Woodwind Repair


Phone: (253) 272-3211

Email: [email protected]

Chris Arent is the Ted Brown Music service department manager.

Chris earned degrees in Music Education and Theory/Composition while studying saxophone at Michigan State University. After a brief foray in public school and private studio teaching, Chris took an apprenticeship at Meridian Winds in East Lansing, MI. Chris has worked for Don Wilson Music Co. in Lexington, KY and has been shop manager at Ted Brown Music Co. in Tacoma WA since 2001.

Chris is on the board for Renton Technical Colleges Band Instrument Repair Class, is a substitute instructor for the class, gives local and national clinics on maintenance and repairs and is an active saxophonist in the Tacoma area.

Chris is certified to repair flutes with Straubinger pads.