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      About James C

      James Coleman
      James C
      Specialist, Repair Shop
      Location: Monroe, NY
      Speaks: English

      Get to know James C


      My name is Jim Coleman, and I am the repair technician

      at the Monroe, N.Y. Music & Arts.  I have lived in the Monroe-

      Woodbury area for over 17 years with my wife Terry,

      and our 7 children, and 2 grandchildren.


      I have over 40 years of instrument repair and shop

      Management skills under my belt! I attended the

      Eastern School of Musical Instrument Repair at

      Dorn & Kirschner, in Union N.J.  I also received

      my associates degree in Music Composition, and

      Performance from Rockland County Community College.

      I moved to California, and started my career there.


      I lived in California for over two decades, building

      my career there.  Following my vocational training,

      I went to work for a music shop in Oxnard, CA.

      I was the brass and woodwind technician, and I

      continued to educate myself at the National

      Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair,

      where I attended conferences and clinics.

      In 1989, I opened my own Repair shop,

      Jim’s Instrument Repair, in Oxnard, where

      I eventually expanded my business into larger markets.

      I have been hired to help build numerous repair

      Shops throughout my years, including the one in Monroe!


      My area of expertise includes, but is not limited to:

      Dent removal, soft and silver soldering, fabrication of

      obsolete parts, tenon socket grafting, and crack pinning.

      I can perform all levels of repairs; basic playing condition,

      Re-padding, and full restoration/overhaul. 


      My shop is well equipped with a ultra-sonic cleaner, and

      fully-stocked with pads and parts needed for everyday

      repairs. With my prior experience in the area, I have

      built relationships with local schools and professionals,

      and look forward to continuing to build relationships within

      the community.