Specialist, Repair Shop
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Specialist, Repair Shop

About Me


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.



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Monroe Music & Arts 845-395-9390 MONROE NY